The Arc Central Chesapeake Region (The Arc), a nonprofit committed to transforming lives for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), and Michele Tharp, Board Chair, are pleased to welcome Stephanie Lacaze to The Arc’s Board of Directors.
Stephanie brings a diverse background of experiences to The Arc that will be a welcome addition to The Arc’s current advocacy efforts focused on increasing access and opportunity for people with IDD. As a resident of Easton, Maryland, Stephanie brings valuable support as The Arc continues to deepen services throughout the Eastern Shore.
“We are excited to welcome Stephanie to our Board,” said Jonathon Rondeau, President & CEO of The Arc. “Her experience in housing and community development, as well as quality and compliance in the healthcare space, means she will bring a valuable perspective as we continue to invest in our behavioral health services and expand affordable housing across the region.”
Committed to providing quality improvement solutions in a variety of healthcare areas, including disability, health disparity, and behavioral health, Stephanie is eager to support choice and opportunity for people with I/DD on the Eastern Shore. Currently, Stephanie is the Senior Contracts Administrator for Qlarant, a federal contractor headquartered in Easton, Maryland, focusing on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Previously, she served as the Housing and Community Development Coordinator for Kent County, Maryland, and as Deputy/Executive Director for Interfaith Housing Development Corporation of the Maryland Eastern Shore.
“I look forward to contributing to The Arc’s ongoing commitment to address the diverse needs of our community, from greater choice around services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to creating more affordable housing throughout the region,” said Stephanie.
Stephanie earned a B.A. in English from the University of Maryland and her Juris Doctor (JD) from the University of Baltimore. She is a 30-year resident of Easton, Maryland.