Ronald D. Hunter

Founder of Youth Opportunity Foundation

Ronald D. Hunter, the founder of Youth Opportunity Foundation, is the CEO of Youth Opportunity, a leading owner and manager of residential clinical treatment facilities for at-risk youth. The twenty Youth Opportunity campuses nationally facilitate an alternative approach to punitive incarceration. They provide strategic, trauma-focused, evidence-based treatment and a comprehensive continuum of care, based on placing the right youth in the right place for the right reasons. Youth Opportunity Foundation is focused on expanding this work with at-risk and traumatized young people beyond the scope of the YO campuses to include applied research, occupational assistance, scholarships and mentoring. Mr. Hunter’s founding support guarantees that at least 80% of all donations go directly to support our mission.

Denny Armington

President of Youth Opportunity Foundation

Denny Armington serves as President of the Youth Opportunity Foundation, Inc. Prior to joining Youth Opportunity Foundation, Mr. Armington spent thirty-six years in healthcare management, most recently as CEO of Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana. He has been active in professional advocacy roles, serving as a volunteer field surveyor for CARF International and board member for state Brain Injury Associations in Indiana and West Virginia. Mr. Armington has also been a supporter of community-based charitable activities including The American Stroke Association and Special Olympics.

Board of Directors

Michael Boaz, Indianapolis, IN
Dan Briggs, Carmel, IN
Chelsea Cantu, Indianapolis, IN

Ralph Carmichael, Lansing, MI
Dan French, Jr., Troy, MI
Ronald Hunter, Carmel, IN
Michael McCulla, Nashville, TN

Angela Savage, Carmel, IN
Kent Takacs, Detroit, MI
Dr. Lance Trexler, Fennville, MI

Quote from Ron pertaining to making a difference/taking action

Ronald D. Hunter • Founder

Quote from Denny pertaining to making a difference/taking action

Denny Armington • President

Once you chose hope, everything else comes easy

Christopher Reeve • Actor/Philanthropist

Clinical and Scientific Advisory Council

Michael Baglivio, PhD
Youth Opportunity Investments, St. Petersburg, FL

Candee Chambers
DirectEmployers Association, Indianapolis, IN

Judy Dettmer, MSW
National Association of State Head Injury Administrators, Fort Collins, CO

Jeanette Green, PhD
AdventHealth, Canton, GA

Taylor Hunter, Esq
Kroger, Gardis and Regas, Indianapolis, IN

Christina Dillahunt-Aspillagas, PhD
University of South Florida

Scott McCormick,
Orbis Education Services, Carmel, IN

Bernard Mickle, MA,
Marion County Commission on Youth, Indianapolis, IN

Drew Nagele, PhD,
Nagele Neurorehab Consulting, Elkins Park, PA

Shannon Offord,
DirectEmployers Association, Indianapolis, IN

Lance Trexler, PhD,
Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana, Indianapolis, IN

Cameual Wright, MD,
CareSource, Indianapolis, IN


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