Your Impact Matter 2022 Annual Report
From the CEO
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Jonathon Rondeau
President & CEO
The Arc Central Chesapeake Region

For our Direct Support Professionals, it’s more than just a job.

Our DSPs are the backbone of every service we provide at The Arc, using their countless skills and endless passion to support the people we serve every day.

They may work as mentors, coaches, and advocates all in the same shift, and because no two days are the same for a DSP, they must continually find new ways to innovate, motivate, and improve.

And they do. That’s what makes our DSPs at The Arc different. They are leaders in their own right who bring a variety of diverse experiences and backgrounds to their work. They are engaged, thoughtful, and trustworthy people who share The Arc’s mission and vision.

When I ask our DSPs why they love this work, the answer is always the same; it’s the personal relationships and the incredible bonds they develop with the people they support.

This year’s report focuses on the impact our DSPs make in people’s lives, and I think you’ll agree that their impact is profound. There are DSPs like Shawn and Lindsey fostering greater independence through skill building and Tammy, who motivates people to connect and engage with their community.

There are leaders at every level of The Arc, and that absolutely includes the most critical people in our workforce. We are proud to share the stories of these three leaders with you and highlight the ways their very different DSP roles make an impact through service. 


The Arc creates opportunities for people with disabilities to live, work, and connect with their communities, where and how they choose.
1,746 People supported through Self-Directed Services

People Supported in Self-Directed Services

*Based on the number of people served in FY22 

1,255 Opportunities Created Through Programs

Opportunities Created Through Programs

*Based on the number of people served in FY22; people receiving multiple services are counted more than once

Impact Through Service.

Below are 3 stories of success over the last year. Thanks to your support, these are just a few of the successes we’ve seen. For more stories and updates on how your support impacts people with disabilities, follow us on Facebook or sign up for our Impact Journal by contacting

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Shawn Penn - Direct Support Professional (DSP)


Shawn came to The Arc because she was looking for a way to be more connected and give back to her community. She had family members in the direct service field but no experience with the work herself. What she did have was a desire to serve and a passion for supporting people.

Now, Shawn works at the Department of Agriculture full-time during the week, and as a Community Living Assistant on the weekends supporting Patricia, Shawn, and Hannah.

Shawn loves that her role provides so many opportunities for genuine connection on the weekend as they drink tea and talk about their weeks together. "When you really get to know people, you just build such a strong relationship," she said.

Because of the relationships they have built, they are able to identify meaningful goals together and make those goals a reality. Patricia, for example, expressed a desire to learn to read, so Shawn took it upon herself to begin teaching Patricia the letters of the alphabet. Scott mentioned wanting to develop his math skills and refine his writing, so once again Shawn found workbooks and is leading the way on making this happen. When Hannah said she wanted to spend more time in the community, Shawn supported her in finding activities she'd like to participate in.

"I love what I do," said Shawn. "They've become so much a part of me and my life; I miss them when I'm not there."

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Lindsey Drabick - Direct Support Professional (DSP)


Lindsey started participating as a volunteer in Best Buddies when she was a freshman in high school. Though assigned to someone else, she got to know Katelyn fairly well, and they had several mutual friends.

Flash forward a few years, and Katelyn's parents reached out to Lindsey to ask if she would consider working as a DSP at The Arc. "It wasn't a career I had thought of for myself," she said. "But I like the work, and it's made my relationship with Katelyn so much stronger."

Lindsey now works part-time in the evenings with Katelyn as her Personal Support Assistant, anywhere from 5-15 hours per week. Her schedule looks different every day because it centers on what Katelyn wants to do. Their time together includes everything from working out at the YMCA to cooking dinner together, shopping at the mall to grabbing a drink with friends.

Lindsey is grateful for the deeper relationship she has developed with Katelyn. "She's incredibly independent," she said. "Yes, we work on healthy eating and exercise, and we do fun things like art—but I'm really there for her as a friend. As someone to talk to and help her process emotions and work through specific situations."

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Tammy Minarik - Direct Support Professional (DSP)


Tammy is no stranger to the work of a DSP and the variety of roles they play—she's done all of them for her son over the last thirty years. During the pandemic, Tammy decided it was time for a change in career after more than 17 years as a pastry chef.

Tammy joined The Arc and now works full-time as a Community Coach. She supports five people to be more independent and engage with the community.

"The real joy in life comes from doing the things that make the people you care about feel good," Tammy said. She takes the time to get to know and understand each person she supports and has created strong bonds with their family and friends.

Learning more about each person has helped her connect them more strongly to the community, whether that's through the Thursday bowling league they started, taking road trips to explore local state parks, or just creating opportunities for them to be where they want when they want.

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Our Partners

Arc Staff            Arc Board            Chesapeake Neighbors Board

Visionary ($50,000+)

Arundel Community Development Services, CHRC

Diversity ($25,000-$49,999)

City of Annapolis

Inclusion ($10,000-$24,999)

Nancy Bauer
Builder Guru Contracting/Gardiner & Gardiner
Richard Donoho
Goldin Group
M&T Bank
Darlene Marashlian
Sheehy Toyota of Laurel
The Arc of the United States
The Bowen Foundation for Autism
The Merrill Family Foundation

People First ($5,000-$9,999)

ALCO Pharmacy
Alinea Advisory Group
Laura Austin
Bay State Electic
Stephen & Lisa Brennan
CCS Fundraising
Charity Finance Group
Chesapeake Painting
Diane L. Deckerist
Dimensional Health Care Associates
Anonymous Donors
Iliff Meredith
Wildberger P.C., and Brennan
PSA Financial
The Bancorp Bank

Self Determination ($2,500 – $4,999)

Bank of Glen Burnie
Child’s Landscape
Kim Curry
Engel & Volkers
Jalopyrama Hot Rod Show
Johnson Lumber
Francine J Lane

Opportunity ($1,500-$2,499)

Delmarva Craft LLC
Corvette Annapolis
Michele Tharp
Tolbert & Jeanne Rowe
Dresner Group LLC
Rivers & Roads
Thrive Networks
Jason Weisberg
Becky Peter
IT Nova
Jonathan Rondeau
James Allen
PNC bank
Mullen, Sondberg, Wimbish & Stone
Lori Gough
Level One Architects
Premier Planning Group
Hilb Group
Choptank Electric
Tom & Mary Berlin

Leaders ($1,000-$1,499)

Bay Ridge Wine & Spirits
Progressive Title Company
Klein Peter & Nancy Jr
Cheryl M Malone
Matt Morgan & Emily Heinlein
Gregory Snyder II
Bret Minarik
Elite Income Advisors Inc.
Atlantic Prime Mortgage LLC
Kagan Stern
Carolina Seldes
Martha Brown
Heidi Berlin
Traci Kodeck
Kim Herman
The Spence Group of Keller Williams Integrity
Leo Gallagher Jr.
Solara Flooring Group
Premier Paving
Techmark Corporation
Jason Hodges
Chaney Enterprises
Adrianne C Lasker
Atlantic Biomedical
Mutual of America
Rauch Inc.
ClimateCare HVAC Services LLC
Source One Business Services
Shore United Bank
Maryland Partners Bank
The Arc Greater Houston
Ananta Hejeebu
Bagley & Rhody
Strong Wall Construction
Exterior Concepts
Koons Easton Toyota

Equity ($500-$999)

Scott Morton
George & Nancy Guthrie
Jodie Sandel
Paul Merkle
Lincoln Pitts
Tom McKernan
Susie & Bob Park Jr
Jason Winters
Total Golf Forsythe Marketing
Knights Of Columbus Council #5263
Haselman Quality Air HVAC
Coldwell Banker – Travis Gray
RKW Law Group
Rebecca White
Luna Blu Ristorante Italiano
Betsy & Francis Dolard
St. Bernadette Parish
Tracy Davis
DiNenna Lee CPA’s LLC
Julian and Erin Domenech
Rosario Onyekwere
Donald & Jerilyn DeMoreland
Joan Green
Sara Gray
Mary Agyemang
Carolyn Sandel
Harvest Business LLC t/a The Art of Business Valuation
Danny Schaub
Michael Ragland
Gerald and Judith Feldman Charitable Foundation
Jane Larsen
Crownsville Automotive
Matt Sarro
Talon Sachs
Paul Erickson
David Sandel
Greenland & Associates


Advocates ($250-$499)

Timothy Larson
Andrew Cooch
Aaron Klein
Jodie Chilson
Ed & Pat Worff
Kurt William Luoto
Alexander Rossbach
Education Team Allies
Jaime Brusse
Angie DeMoreland
Raymond E Dibiagio
Jessica Sauers
Robert Dick
Bill and Mia IV Cranford
Alexander Rossbach
Absolute House Cleaning
Marsh Mclennan Agency
Mo’Better Lawn Inc.
Marguerite Skoll
Lynn O’Reilly
Matthew Spence
Donaileen Dondero
Jeremiah Batucan
CAF America
Budget Blinds
Francisco Reyes
Judi Olinger
Robert R Davis
Nancy Rase
Niketa Turner
Damita Mcdonald
Amazon Smile
Kirchner Family Foundation
Debra Watkins
David Rosenthal
David Bonney
James W Smith

Independence ($100-$249)

Dan Beam
Henry E Schlenker
William Fortin
Glenn Fleureton
Jay Wellschlager
Mark Leach
Nicholas Crivella
Timothy Moore
George Long
Catherine Comer
Stephen Schindler
Melwood Horticultural Training Center
Joan Scott
Sean Sullivan
Jonathan Vaccarelli
Robert Tillson
William Lachenmayr
Robert Schmidt
Shannon Ross
James Nugent
Pamela Lewnes
John Wheeler
Matthew Smith
Barbara Burroughs
Phyllis Bresler
Luanna Bui
Daniel M Neall
Steve Terry
Cindy Lindgren
John Sheehan
Gil Genn
Deena Kilmon
Francisco Correa
Michael Thompson
M. Douglas Siekman
James Stevens Jr
Holly Willis
Kenyona Davis
John & Mary Stapleton
Roger Burke
Samuel Biddle
Traci Miller
Beth Nolan
Judy Morse
Floyd Garrett
James Jacobs
David Douglas
Lisa Rodvien
Daniel & Linda Fox
Katy Singer
Stefanie Neubert
Richard Foster
David Southwick
Patricia Kinlein
Barry Harris Jr
Christopher Endres
Matthew Hashimoto
Michele Lowe
Stephen Holt
Uma Bruegman
Lisa Rogers
Childlene Brooks
David Payne
Tressa Doordan
Robert Craft
Dan Early
Laura Carr
Raj Kudchadkar
Denise Burgess
Susan Armiger
Kerryll Roberts
Helaine Barry
Alan Levy
Iris Littig
Dana Pizarro
Kathryn Bucolo
Joanne Heiligman
Stacy Godfrey
John & Sharon Gloss
Gerald & Molly Mullins
Howard Danley
Mark Wurzbacher
Mike & Debbie Janis
Robert & Paula Burkhart
Joseph & Kimberly Knapp
Howard Lennox
Kevin Michael
Kathryn Howser
Todd Kellner
David League
Betty J. Askew
Mariama Kamanda
Stephen & Julia Schad
Mary Scott
Alicia Wopat
Aging at Home Solutions
James Malone
Michelle Galloway
Edward Flanagan
Susan Kilmon
Thomas Dorr
Kristen Allison
Barbara Horne
Jennifer Prager
Rebecca Stanley
Andrew Stewart
Melissa Jeffers
William S. Keyes
Tigi Girma
Barbara Wright
Matt Spence
Cindy Newman
Kathy K Hunter
Sandy and Howard Einberg
Electronic Arts Outreach
Douglas Degler
Lee Anderson
John Murphy
Paula Parsons
Anne Stachura
Tim and Grace McNamara
Bonita Canty
Richard T Abolt

Friends ($1-$99)

Bill & Pat Coffin
Tina Grace Jones
Andrew Phillips
Judy Carter-Johnson
Amanda Nash
Beverly Schaefer
Lona Sue Todd/Taylor Properties
Jackie Redman
Neakia Jones
Joe Ndula
Calvin Massenburg Jr
Kristin Bruner
Shirelle James
Steffani Fine Mykins
National Business Furniture
Markita Nance
Timoth Severson
Marsha Scheinman
Carol Preston
Sharon Jennings
Steffin Daphni
Greg Kava
Adam Chavis
Christine Larsen
Donna Pellinger
Shawn Noratel
Ronnie Kurlander
Javier Goldin
Melinda Urbsn
Charles Miller
Kathleen Durkin
Valentia Mcvey
Donald Walsh
Ben Bohonowicz
Tenair Agurs
Benjamin Harries
Mary Nemarich
Ellen Shiery
Joel Dovi
Joseph Kenny
Timothy Strunk
Michael Coan
Andrew Comer
Robert C Park Jr
Grant Samples
Xaxier Camcho
Thomas Gough
Nicole Real
Linda Mcbee
James E Sloat
Vicky Lin
William Rothrock
Christopher Wubbe
Alla Mccoy
Montee Fiely
Abigail Narbon
Adam Morson
Susan Sheehan
Joel Liphart
Denise Herndon
Anastasia Kulick
Jodie Colombo
Marjorie Porter-Newcomb
Dorothy Fratantuono
Sheri Kloby
Florence & Todd August
Kitty Banner
Kathleen Rollason
Adelle Berlinger
Denny White III
Patricia Marshall
Vanessa Runion
Molly B. Krakuer Charitable Gift Fund
Mark Mellinger
Ruth Miller
Joyce E Smith
Lynn & Steve Redman
Maureen Lewandowski
Tiffany Harrison
Virginia Devane
Samuel Allotet
Jane Bowers
Jonathan Barnes
Myrtle Ashcraft
John Boswort
J Tuley Wright
Michael Wollins
Robert Castor
Joetta Green
Lou Taylor
Lindsey Hatfield
Wallace Thompson
Richard Tyndall III
Angela Scott
Toby and Doug Lagarde
Stephanie Clorety
Nancy Davidson
Karenna Jones
Diane Hood
Ginger Palmer
Susan Hood
Greg Knauf
Charles Camp
Margarita Rozenfeld
Amy Lawson
Linda Madden
Priscilla Fruchter
Roberta Virts
Leah Schultz
Carrie Williams
Daniel Spotts
Connie Michalosky
Heidi Pena
CDA Finance
Sara Ewing
Jenny O’Neill
Adrienne Weaver
Louann Maimone
Jon Gunther
Brittney Reker
Fred & Chris Credeur
Heather Sedwick
Mike Marinello
Nancy Shea Starkenburg
Spencer Perry
Brian Collins
Karen Cratty
Matthew Teffeau
David Gebhardt
Kevin Finnegan
Michael Conroy
Justin Bailey
Joseph Simpson
Patrick Holecheck
Aul Hemme
Lawrence Laubscher
Bernard Zaworski
Daniel Beam
Christopher Tretina
David Deel
Griffin Wilson
Christopher Dake
Christopher Simmons
View Limawararut
Audrey Miller
Alice Sophocleus
Charles Zoltak
Vania Lauer
Sarah Varnado
Eric Harris
Jane Seiss
Patricia Schneider
Jesse Sood
Dahjn Gomez
Daniel Cohen
Amy Hanneman
Arthur Ellis
Darby League
Larry & Louisa Day
Tracey Shushan
Kelly Leso
Jill Merenda
Fallon Burgess
Anne Stag
Mary Shay-Conover
Shana Parker
Abigail David Gibbons
Shannon Bryant
Margaret Pulleyn
Georgia McGraw
Sam Livingston
Gregg Mitchell
Claudia Hatch
Shannon Duffy
Kim Vinyard
Catherine Feeney
Heather Luke
Abdulganiyu Arasah
Gina Merritt
Ed Wilhelme
Cian Gillin
Erin McGarry
Christopher Rydzy
Stanley Simon
LaTeetra Branche
Shareen Atkinson
Jesse Benson
Maurisha Thorpe
Daniel Davis
David Briscoe
Paul Hicks
Steven Cox
Denise Duganitz
Danny Preiser
Dennis Hayden
Robert Barnes
Kenneth Barnes
Arthur Baxley
Adrian Williams
Kirk Vogel
James ‘Bob’ Davis
Kenneth & Katy Schieman
Terri Medile
Holly Prinz
Dineyli Diaz-Dean
Jolene Paruch
Jay Silverman
Catherine Tolman
Deborah Urry
Joann Palumbo
Tracey Mathias
Cindy Applegate
Linda Insley
Amber Sanders
Fred Altemus
Michelle Ohara
Peter Koch
Abiola Onyekaba
Danielle Willey
Rowell Thibodeau
Mary Acton
Tara Bohner
Phyllis Diamond
Ashley Hibshman
Gail Mann
Paul Glagola
Valerie Russ
Jerri Thompson
Luisa Carlisle
Eva Gluck
Joy Corley
Marjorie Sparer
Carol Sandy Schwartz
Leigh McHargue
Christopher Green
Hazel Garland
Charlene Tomack
Alex Rinco
Heather Preston
Aiden Che
Antoinette Rucker
Frank & Jackie Lhostky

Thank you to our board of directors for their generous support of The Arc’s mission, and their leadership as we continue to innovate and grow. See a list of The Arc’s current board members, here. This list is based on giving from Fiscal Year 2022 (July 1 2021 to June 30, 2022).

2022 Financials

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