Inroads to Opportunities welcomes new CEO

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Angela Calzone has been officially named CEO and president of Inroads to Opportunities, a Union County-based nonprofit human services agency that provides programs and services to individuals with disabilities ranging in age from 16 to retirement. Calzone succeeded Michele Ford, who served in the role for a decade.

About Inroads

Since 1959, Inroads to Opportunities, formerly the Occupational Center of Union County, has provided programs and services to over 400 individuals each year with all types of disabilities and ranging in age from 16 through retirement — many of whom are economically disadvantaged. Programs and services include vocational preparation, transition from school to work, job placement, certificate training programs and mental health services.

Prior to her appointment at Inroads, Calzone held a variety of executive leadership positions, including chief operating officer for the Webster Apartments in New York and senior vice president of talent resources, MWW Group.

Calzone also served as co-managing member at Change & Response Strategies LLC for over a decade, helping private, public, and not-for-profit organizations meet their business objectives by clarifying their company vision and strategic objectives.

Throughout her career, Calzone has received numerous statewide accolades in recognition of her leadership both as a serial entrepreneur and business professional.

Calzone holds a Master of Arts in corporate and organizational communication from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Upsala College.

“I am humbled to be passed the torch from Michele Ford and fully commit myself to lead this extraordinary agency into the future,” Calzone said.

“Inroads had the pleasure of meeting Angela over a decade ago when, as a consultant, she facilitated the agency’s first strategic plan and subsequent plans thereafter. Angela also briefly served on our board of directors. We look forward to her continued commitment to our mission in support of individuals with disabilities,” Inroads Chair, Jill Schafhauser said.