Our Leadership Staff
Wayne H. Harvey
Chief Operating Officer
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Mr. Wayne Harvey has a wealth of professional experience in the field of Developmental Disabilities. He has served in several professional capacities throughout his career in the Comprehensive Care Center System and with the Cabinet for Health Services before coming to Independent Opportunities. Mr. Wayne Harvey is also a retired veteran of the United States armed forces. He has completed numerous assignments and was recognized on numerous occasions during his 20 year career for outstanding performance and retired an officer with very high standards ethically, personally and professionally.
Mr. Harvey has a bachelor’s degree in Health Education from Morehead State University and he also obtained a masters degree in Healthcare Administration. He has taken the knowledge he gained from previous places of employment, experiences and his on-going development from attending current state and national conferences and seminars to stay abreast of current best practices in the field and utilized that information to build a strong organization that is committed to excellence. Mr. Harvey also ensures that Independent Opportunities has strong professional leadership that strives to empower individuals by creating and maintaining a safe and healthy environment in which people with Developmental Disabilities can live and prosper. Mr. Wayne Harvey would welcome the opportunity for anyone seeking services and supports for someone who has been diagnosed Developmental Disabilities to contact the main office at Independent Opportunities for additional information and to arrange for a tour of our program. Mr. Harvey firmly believes that most people can succeed in the community with the appropriate supports.
Human Resources Director
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Mrs. Billie Swanner brings nine years of experience, including experience in Human Resources and in the field of Management. Mrs. Swanner is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University. In her current position as Human Resources Director, Mrs. Swanner originates and leads Human Resources practices and objectives that provide an employee-oriented, high performance culture that emphasizes empowerment, quality, productivity and standards, goal attainment, and the recruitment and ongoing development of a superior workforce. Mrs. Swanner also coordinates implementation of services, policies, and programs through Human Resources staff; reports to the COO and serves on the Organization Leadership team; and assists and advises company managers about Human Resources issues. Mrs. Swanner would welcome the opportunity for anyone seeking services and supports that have been diagnosed with Developmental Disabilities to contact your nearest office of Independent Opportunities for additional information and to arrange for a tour of our program.
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Ms. LeAnn Bishop has been a member of the Independent Opportunities team since September 2002. Ms. Bishop attended the University of Kentucky where she earned a B.A. in Social Work. She later earned a Masters in Human Services at Eastern Kentucky University. Her love for assisting those diagnosed with Intellectual Disabilities, began while in a position of providing direct care. Since joining the organization she has held various positions including Case Manager, Professional Supports and Services Program Coordinator, and Director of Children’s Services. In her current position of Program Director, she enjoys sharing her experience to help motivate others to develop the same passion that she has. Ms. Bishop would welcome the opportunity for anyone seeking services and supports for someone who has been diagnosed with an Intellectual or Developmental Disability to contact the Richmond office of Independent Opportunities for additional information and to arrange for a tour of our program.
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Joe Hoskins joined the Independent Opportunities team in April 2016. He brings with him over a decade of experience in the Supports for Community Living and Home and Community Based Waivers. Mr. Hoskins received his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Eastern Kentucky University. He entered the human services field in 2002 as a case manager in the SCL Waiver. During this time, Mr. Hoskins gained extensive experience and fulfilled additional roles such as Case Management Supervisor and Residential Supervisor. He has also worked as a Director of Resource Management in the HCB Waiver. His desire to return to the SCL Waiver eventually led him to the position of Program Director, then Regional/Executive Director, at Independent Opportunities. Mr. Hoskins would welcome the opportunity for anyone seeking services and supports that have been diagnosed with Developmental Disabilities to contact your nearest office of Independent Opportunities for additional information and to arrange for a tour of our program.