Who We Are

Dr. Elizabeth O’Heaney, M.Ed., EdD, Co-Founder

Chief Innovation and Outreach Officer

Elizabeth has a doctorate in education, focusing on the social-emotional growth of students with language-based learning differences such as dyslexia and ADHD. She served on the Board of Directors of Eye to Eye for ten years, until stepping down to run Empowerment Lab. Eye to Eye is a national mentoring organization that pairs college and high school students diagnosed with learning disabilities, with middle school students with similar labels. Elizabeth resides with her husband, Bill, and their daughter, Elle, in northwestern Connecticut.

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William C. O’Heaney, M.Ed., MPA, LPC, Co-Founder

Chief Operations and Development Officer

Bill has Masters degrees in mental health counseling, as well as public administration, specializing in nonprofit management. He has experience running nonprofits, with a specialty in job training and placement. Bill is also a licensed professional mental health counselor who has worked in a variety of settings and clinics, specializing in substance and alcohol abuse. His work also includes specialties with adolescents. Bill recently worked as a mental health counselor for five years at a school for children with learning differences such as dyslexia and ADHD. He is married to Elizabeth and they reside with their daughter, Elle, in Northwestern Connecticut.

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Empowerment Lab….

…is located in the idyllic center of Woodbury, Connecticut. Just 1/2 mile off of I84, 10 minutes from Southbury, 20 minutes from Waterbury, and 30 minutes from Kent. Come visit us!