Every decision we make is for the people we serve.

Options For All exists to create hope, inspire dreams and achieve success. We serve  individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities toward becoming  fully participating members of their communities who can experience the pride  of personal and professional accomplishment from pursuit of their goals.

We Value allowing participants to choose their path and we Believe it is our job  to offer the support they need to fulfill their personal goals.

We Value the choices our participants make and we Believe in exploring their  dreams with them, regardless of how big or “out of the box” those ideas are.

We Value the aspirations and potential in the lives of individuals with intellectual  and developmental disabilities and we Believe in creating opportunities for  individuals to enrich their lives.

Our History

Over 32 years ago, a small program division of the Foundation for Education Achievement (FEA) embarked on a path toward creating universal social equality. This vision began with eight individuals with severe disabilities being taught vocational and independent living skills at Midway Adult Education Center. In July 2007, the FEA board granted Community Options the authority to become its own separate stand alone 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization formerly known as Employment and Community Options and now Options for All.

Today, this movement has progressed into a successful organization, essential to the welfare of communities throughout four counties in California (San Diego, San Bernardino, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz ). Since it’s formation in 1985, our programs and services have effectively assisted in providing vocational opportunities, life skills training and affordable housing to individuals with developmental disabilities.

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We are proud to be a CARF Accredited Program

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Meet The Staff

We are dedicated and energetic, we are fun loving and devoted to the work we do.  We advocate for the people in our programs in the community and we have a great time sharing in social events in the community!

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Nancy Batterman

Chief Executive Officer, Nancy Batterman, has a 31-year tenure with Options For All, aiding in all aspects of the organization’s development since its inception in 1985. Her two Masters degrees in Special Education and Business Administration from San Diego State University and her role as a past President of the California Disability Service Association has resulted in statewide recognition of her leadership skills. Nancy’s expertise in the area of vocational rehabilitation, special education and developmental disabilities drove the origination of various programs that built the foundation for Options For All’s success. Nancy demonstrates a selfless devotion to creating universal equality for all members of society.


David Drazenovich

David joined Options For All in May 2018. Originally educated and trained in Canada as a psychometrist and therapist, and earned his Masters of Arts degree in Nonprofit Leadership and Management. David has worked in the field of developmental disabilities for over 25 years. A passionate believer in self-advocacy and self-determination, David has worked closely with San Diego People First and the local State Council office for the past 15 years to advance self-advocacy education and awareness. David also has a strong background in outcome measurement and evaluation, his work has been commended by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities for its commitment to strong outcome evaluation.


Richard Gutierrez

Richard Gutierrez joined Options For All in July of 2010. He holds a Bachelor degree in Engineering, a Master degree in Engineering Management from the Milwaukee School of Engineering and an MBA from the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business. He is a proud graduate of the Latino Nonprofit Leadership Program hosted by the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.
Richard has over 15 years of diverse experience in Finance, Internal Audit, and Engineering. He served as a CFO at two nonprofit organizations. In his current role, he’s responsible for the budgetary, administrative and fiscal operations of the organization.

Meet The Board of Directors

Our goal is to enhance the quality of life of each individual we support, but we can’t fulfill this mission alone. It’s only through a close and continuing interaction with the community that we can be sure of having the necessary guidance and support to appropriately respond to the needs of our constituencies. The volunteer Board of Directors takes the lead in promoting the mission and services of Options For All, led by Chairperson Frank Whelan.

Frank Whelan

Frank Whelan, CPA, is the Chief Financial Officer at Health Center Partners, a premier consortium of healthcare organizations. Prior to joining HCP, Frank worked as the CFO of Three Rivers Provider Network, the nation’s largest supplemental PPO insurance network providing healthcare benefits nationwide. AT TRPN, Frank is the chief accounting executive in charge of financial reporting, planning, and analysis for the company. Prior to working at TRPN, Frank was the Assistant Controller for the Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies (TPIMS), a 501(c)(3) biotech research center where he headed up the Finance and Accounting Department for the company’s California division. Frank has also held positions as a Senior Auditor with the CPA firm of Sonnenberg & Company, specializing in nonprofit organization and government audits, as well as working in accounting for real estate developers and property management companies. Frank earned an MBA from the University of California at Irvine, as well as a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California, San Diego UCSD and an accounting certificate from the UCSD Extension.

Katy Chevalier

Katy Chevalier served as the Regional Director of Options For All programs in Northern California for 12 years and was a 19-year employee of the organization.  She has a passion for supporting individuals with developmental disabilities and was proud to start two new services while at Options For All:  Tailored Day Services and Supported Living Services. Katy has spent the last 25 years dedicated to helping individuals with disabilities find employment and live life as independently as possible. Now a Program Director at the County of Santa Cruz, she oversees Employment Services for low-income families in the community that are experiencing barriers to their success.  Katy is dedicated to her local community and helping people ultimately achieve self sufficiency.  She is excited to serve on the board of a company that is near and dear to her heart.

Karl Gorman

Karl Gorman is a Vice President for Voya Financial and has been in the Employee Benefit industry for over 15 years. Having worked for the one of the largest insurance company in the world, his expertise included but not limited to, knowledge of all insurance products, presentation skills, sales skills and relationship building. He works primarily with companies from 500 – 20,000 employees across the country to maximize their ancillary funding platforms and strategic planning around implementation and communication. He has a business degree in both Marketing & Accounting from Western Michigan University, a Life, Accident & Health license in all 50 states as well as Series 6 & 63 license. Karl is a 7 Time President’s Circle Qualifier, 6 Time President’s Award Winner and 2 Time Sales Rep of the Year! More importantly, Karl is dedicated to helping his community and has a passion for those who are in need.

Andres Hernandez

Andres Hernandez is the co-founder and CEO of Wingman Legal Tech, a technology consulting firm that specializes in law firm technology. A Marine Corps Veteran with an MS in Technology Management from National University, Andres has been leading an effort in the legal industry to adopt cloud technologies for leaner and more efficient law firms.

Ken Barnes

Ken Barnes is President of KENBARNES Global Advisors LLC, a Sacramento based public affairs and management consulting firm focused on addressing the regulatory issues which impact business growth and new product development. Ken has deep roots in the technology and entrepreneurial world. After an award winning career in advertising at The Sacramento Bee newspaper, he joined the startup Realtor.com in 1998, and helped build out and develop the sales force in their homebuilder division through Realtor.com’s IPO and maturity phase. In 2002 Ken created a payment processing company, and after successfully building it for several years, he was able to exit and sell it to a Montana based banking services company. In 2013 Ken served as the interim president of Zingle, restructuring the four-year-old mobile technology and communications firm based in the northern San Diego County city of Carlsbad.
In addition to his corporate business activities, Ken also serves as the Executive Director of
California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse, and has tackled a number issue advocacy
challenges for his clients. In addition to his corporate business activities, Ken also serves as the Executive Director of California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse, and has tackled a number issue advocacy challenges for his clients. He has served on the boards of numerous civic and political organizations in California, as well as in New York City and Beijing during his residence in those cities.

Ryan Bowcott

Ryan Bowcott is a Vice President for Comerica Bank and works as a Private Banking Officer. He has been in banking his whole career since graduating from Duke University in 1999. In his 15 year banking career Ryan has worked with small business lending, commercial loans, and private banking. This diverse background allows him to be well rounded in his banking knowledge and have access to numerous contacts in San Diego. Ryan began volunteering with E&CO in 2013 on the committee level and joined the board in 2015.