Our Staff

Over the past 15 years Open Doors Organization has developed a nationwide network of associates and supporters who help us realize large-scale projects and keep us abreast of local and regional developments of importance to the wider disability community. These individuals, who represent many types of disabilities and areas of expertise, work with us on a regular basis as advisers and consultants. In addition to its Board of Directors, ODO has an active Advisory Board drawn from a wide variety of corporations, non-profits and educational institutions. We also benefit from and help to nurture interns from various Chicago-area undergraduate and graduate programs, many of whom go on to careers in disability-related fields.


Eric Lipp - Executive Director

Eric Lipp
Executive Director

Contact Eric:
Email: EricLipp@opendoorsnfp.org
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Laurel Van Horn - Research Director

Laurel Van Horn
VP Director of Programs

Contact Laurel:
Email: Laurel@opendoorsnfp.org
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Adrea Lipp
Operations Director

Contact Adrea:
Email: Adrea@opendoorsnfp.org
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Katy O’Reilly
Program Manager

Contact Katy:
Email: KatyO@opendoorsnfp.org
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Craig KennedyCraig Kennedy
Program Coordinator

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Email: Craig@opendoorsnfp.org
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