It’s a changing of the guard at Opportunity Partners as Armando Camacho has stepped down as president and CEO. Camacho left in June to lead Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, which provides services to support mental health, housing stability, early childhood development, and healthy aging for thousands of people throughout the Greater Saint Paul community.
Camacho led Opportunity Partners since January 2104, coming to the disability services nonprofit from St. Paul’s social services agency Neighborhood House. Staff and board members praised him for his great energy and wisdom, as well as his work to provide opportunity Partners with a new organizational mission, vision and values as well as a person-centered, collaborative organization with mission at the core. He was also praised for demonstrating compassion and positivity throughout the challenges of the pandemic, leaving the Minnetonka-based disability services provider well-positioned financially and with a strong leadership team to continue moving forward in the years ahead.
Camacho is a Puerto Rican immigrant and a former high school and college football star who claims St. Paul’s West Side as his childhood home. He became one of the youngest school principals in state history at age 26.
Bill Schultz, executive vice president, business development and operations, has been named interim Opportunity Partners president and CEO. Schultz joined Opportunity Partners in 2015, bringing more than 20 years of experience to the nonprofit.