Jonathon Rondeau, President & CEO
In the role of President & CEO, Jonathon partners with The Arc board of directors to set the strategic vision and direction of The Arc to make lasting impact on people with intellectual and developmental disabilities across Anne Arundel County and Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
Jonathon joined The Arc in 2017 bringing nearly 20 years of experience providing leadership across diverse organizations to create opportunities for self-sufficiency and independence for people with disabilities and those traditionally underserved. His past roles include President & CEO of Family League of Baltimore; Vice President, Community Services and then Chief Program Officer of Melwood; and Director of Camping & Therapeutic Recreation, Autism Services & Transportation for The League for People with Disabilities.
Throughout his career, Jonathon has been active in his community serving on many nonprofit and association boards, commissions, and workgroups. Jonathon currently is a member of the board of directors of the Maryland Association of Community Service and is active on several workgroups with the Developmental Disabilities Administration.
Jonathon holds a master’s degree in nonprofit management from Notre Dame of Maryland University and a bachelor’s degree in rehabilitation counseling and disability studies from Springfield College. Jonathon resides in Catonsville with his husband, Matt and son.
Senior Director of Self-Directed Initiatives
Tracy Davis has over 20 years of professional experience as a program administrator of services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She has a significant history serving self-direction programs across multiple states as a representative of various fiscal management service providers and as a member of a contracting state entity.
In her history of self-directed services program administration, Tracy held the roles of Director of Fiscal Management Services, Director of Quality Services & Enrollment, Quality Improvement Analyst, and Lead Self-Directed Support Coordinator. She served the Missouri Department of Mental Health Division of Developmental Disabilities for over 11 years where she co-authored the state-published Self-Directed Services Handbook and other statewide resources and program support tools. Tracy graduated cum laude from Truman State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.
Chief Administrative Officer
As Chief Administrative Officer, Christine Larsen oversees all aspects of the administrative support areas for The Arc and leads its People & Culture, Innovation & Improvement, Information Technology, Corporate Compliance, and Strategic Planning divisions. Christine also manages The Arc’s data and evaluation, grants development, and project manages The Arc’s DDA transformation efforts.
As the previous Senior Director at the University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business, Christine worked in partnership with the Associate Dean to streamline financial, operational and staff processes related to the development and implementation of the organization’s strategic goals and initiatives, which resulted in a $7.2 million increase in revenue over five years. She has more than 15 years of professional experience and has served as a volunteer for the University of Maryland’s Big Sister program for children with developmental disabilities.
Christine is a certified trainer for the Guiding Eyes for the Blind and certified mastectomy fitter for breast cancer support programs. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Executive Master of Business Administration from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Chief Program Officer
Specifically, he leads The Arc’s programs and services, including Living Options & Services, Day Services, and Workforce Development, and to provide strategic programmatic leadership and direction to empower people with disabilities to live, work, and play in the most inclusive environment.
Prior to The Arc, Matt held the roles of Special Projects Director, Associate Executive Director, and most recently Executive Director of The Arc Frederick County. He began his professional career as a service coordinator with Service Coordination, Inc. Matt received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Towson University and Masters of Arts in Nonprofit Management from the Notre Dame University of Maryland.
Chief Financial Officer
needed support and programs to our community but also values strategy and innovation as a backbone
to its longevity and success.”
In addition to decades of experience in corporate finance, Becky also served as the Treasurer for Talbot Hospice for over five years. She received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus in Accounting, Marketing, and Management from Towson University.
Talon J. Sachs
Senior Director of Strategic Communication
“The Arc’s commitment to equity and inclusion goes beyond the services it provides. We champion the journeys and accomplishments of the people we support by sharing their stories of success and ensuring that their voices are heard.”
As Senior Director of Strategic Communications, Talon J. Sachs supports The Arc’s goals for achieving clear, effective communications with all critical stakeholders. In this capacity, they develop and implement mission-driven strategic communications plans, multimedia messaging, and serve as a liaison with the press.
Talon brings more than 20 years of professional experience in communications management within the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Prior to joining The Arc, Talon served as Director of Marketing Communications with the National Summer Learning Association, where they were responsible for the creation and execution of all print, web, video, and social media communications and before that as the former Manager of Communications with Family League of Baltimore, Talon deployed multiple tools to achieve strategic communications goals, including overseeing digital/social properties that increased awareness of Family League’s mission and objectives. In 2017, Talon and their colleagues were presented with a Gold Stevie Award for Communications Department of the Year.
Earlier in their career, Talon performed a wide range of communications and media functions for the private and government sectors, including Washington Gas and The Baltimore City Department of Public Works. Talon received their Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications and Master of Science in Professional Writing from Towson University.
Catie Comer, Director of Development & Communications
Kendall Concini, Manager of Admissions, Information, & Referrals
Laura Degler, Assistant Director of Workforce Development
Angie DeMoreland, Director of Operations
Alex Dorado, Director of Innovation & Improvement
Brittany Ellis, Assistant Director of Day Services
Eraine Franklin, Director of People & Culture
Chris Jivers, Regional Manager, Central Anne Arundel
Niki Jones, Regional Manager, North Anne Arundel
Cindy Lindgren, Director of Behavioral Health
Valencia Morrison, Regional Manager, Greater Annapolis
Cindy Newman, Controller, Programs & Services
Jamie Paraf, Compliance Facilitator
John Rutkowski, Assistant Director of Programs, Mid-Shore
Jessica Sauers, Assistant Director of Program Administration
Jesse Sponaugle, Assistant Director of Information Systems