2021 Award Winners
Angie DeMoreland, Leadership in Administration & Management
For their dedication in moving The Arc Central Chesapeake Region toward our shared vision.
Angie DeMoreland has been with The Arc for over 20 years, serving in a multitude of roles. Over the last year, she has managed all operations and facilities for The Arc and took on the role of managing Chesapeake Neighbors. In her more than two decades of service, Angie has demonstrated commitment, dedication, and leadership in a number of areas – and has been the epitome of professionalism and grace.
Barbara Finch, Leadership in Direct Service
For their dedication and commitment to empower those they serve.
Barbara has been with The Arc for over 20 years and has spent her career serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Over the last year, Barbara supported people as they recovered from COVID-19 with great care and compassion and worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic.
Alice Connolley, Outstanding Personal Achievement
For their dedication to the community.
The Outstanding Personal Achievement Award recognizes someone supported by The Arc for their dedication to the community they live in. Alice is a relentless advocate for herself and others. She is a hard worker, and has demonstrated this tirelessly through her work at Royal Farms during the pandemic. She is a model of independence for all.
Melanie Cooper, Outstanding Personal Achievement
For their dedication to the community.
The Outstanding Personal Achievement Award recognizes someone supported by The Arc for their dedication to the community they live in. Melanie works tirelessly on behalf of her community, supporting deliveries, shredding, helping at the local childcare center, and cleaning up along the Ma & Pa Trail. Melanie self-directs her services and is very engaged in all aspects of her support system.
Amanda David, Leadership in Social Responsibility
For their commitment to the full inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live, work, and play in their community.
Amanda’s work with The Arc is much more than just financial support. She made the Holiday Giving program on the Eastern Shore possible, she’s made connections in the community, and most importantly, she supported The Arc as it grows and deepens services in the community. Amanda is a true partner in every sense of the word.
Senator Guy Guzzone, Lorraine Sheehan Advocacy Award
For their significant contributions advocating for the rights of Marylanders with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
This award is granted to someone in the community who embodies the spirit of Lorraine Sheehan and who shares her perseverance, passion, and unwavering belief in everyone’s abilities. Senator Guzzone has a long history of supporting people with disabilities throughout Maryland. Over the last year, he found creative ways to include much-needed resources for providers and people with disabilities, supported increased accountability within state government, and advocated for equal access to services for people in need. His work ensured that we were able to continue providing critical services without interruption.
Kimberly Curry, Impact Through Leadership
For their leadership and commitment on behalf of The Arc Central Chesapeake Region.
Kimberly’s work on behalf of The Arc did not end with her service on the board. She has continued to work with the Quality Committee and is dedicated to generating meaningful and tangible impact for the people she supports.
The Bowen Foundation for Autism, Impact Through Philanthropy
For their philanthropic leadership and commitment to the community.
Since their affiliation in 2013, The Bowen Foundation has partnered with The Arc to serve many children and families in Anne Arundel County. For the last two years, their financial leadership of the Family Fund has allowed the program to grow quickly, supporting exponentially more people each year.