Kitchen Manager: Eddie Bardouille, "Mr. Eddie," joined Opportunity in 2010 after working for Norwegian Cruise Lines as the assistant food and beverage director. Eddie takes pride in creating nutritious and delicious meals for our students.
Eddie is married with two daughters.
Catherine Paterno (Cat)
Social Worker/Family Development Director: Catharine Paterno (Cat) joined Opportunity in October 2020. Cat has more than 8 years of experience advocating for children and their families throughout New Jersey and Florida. Cat received a BA in Child Advocacy & Policy from Montclair State University. She worked as the Assistant Director of Lightbridge Academy and at Prevent Child Abuse in New Jersey. In 2017, Cat decided to follow her passion. She (and her dog) moved to sunny Florida. Since moving to FL, Cat has built her community resource network by working as a Case Manager & PPP coordinator for HBH and Sandy Pines, the largest in-state children's Mental Health hospital. She is dedicated to serving all the families and children she meets and is beyond thrilled to be working for Opportunity. Cat is devoted to providing families with the support and resources they need to create happy, healthy, and safe environments for their children.
Laura Catherine King (LC)
Events Manager: Seeking a new and exciting experience after graduation brought LC to West Palm Beach. With her love of helping others and her bachelor’s degree in hospitality management, LC knew the Opportunity Events Manager position was just right for her. LC is enthusiastic about planning events that benefit others and are enjoyed by all.
LC grew up in a large family in Fredericksburg, Virginia. She attended the University of Mississippi, and is a life-long Ole Miss fan. Giving back to the community and those in need has always been very important to LC, and she was an avid member of the Community Foundation in Fredericksburg.