David Dwyer has been with Work Opportunities Unlimited for over 30 years and is a well-respected and influential figure in the industry of employment and community support services for individuals with disabilities throughout New England. His leadership at Work Opportunities Unlimited has resulted in expansion into multiple states on the east coast, proliferation throughout New England, and the implementation of an outcome-based approach to service delivery. In his current role as Chief Executive Officer, David is responsible for overall operations, service innovation and the implementation of short and long-term goals that are consistent with the mission and core values upon which Work Opportunities Unlimited was founded.
David began his career with Work Opportunities Unlimited in 1990 as the Director of the new Laconia office providing supported employment services to individuals with intellectual disabilities. In addition, David started a program providing job placement and training services to individuals referred from Vocational Rehabilitation.
In 1994, David opened the Plymouth, NH office and supervised staffing services, which was spun off as Leddy Group. In 1995, David became Treasurer of the New Hampshire Rehabilitation Association. (NHRA), which began his development as a key figure in the state of NH in the area of employment for students and adults with disabilities.
David was promoted to Vice President in 1996 taking a lead role in the Senior Management Team. David assumed responsibility for the quality of services throughout Work Opportunities Unlimited, which included supported employment, school to work, welfare to work, youth community support and vocational rehabilitation. It is at this time, that David established himself as a prominent figure throughout New England as an advocate and innovator of community-based employment.
Starting in 2000, David was promoted to Senior Vice President and took responsibility for the overall fiscal stability and quality assurance of Work Opportunities Unlimited. David’s leadership and influence extended beyond service delivery, which now included services throughout New England, Florida, Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C.; and into growth and development, operational efficiencies, multi-state licensing and provider advocacy as a liaison with state and federal agencies. David was promoted to his current role of CEO and President in 2021.
David received his Master of Art Degree in Counseling and Psychology from Notre Dame College after receiving his Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology with a Mental Health Option from Plymouth State College. In his free time, David enjoys hiking, kayaking, traveling, and snowshoeing with his family.