Leadership

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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.

 

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Jonathon has also been recognized for his leadership on many occasions. In 2021, he was honored as one of Maryland’s Most Admired CEOs by The Daily Record. Additional recognitions include the Rising Star Award from The Arc United States (2020), President’s Award for Outstanding Service from the Central Maryland Chamber of Commerce (May 2018), SmartCEO Cornerstone Award (Finalist and Winner 2016), Maryland Daily Record VIP (Success by 40 Honoree 2014), and the American Camp Association Service Award (2004).

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 the Anne Arundel County Affordable Housing Coalition 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.

“The Arc has grown over the years, adapting to meet the growing, changing demands of the community and expanding our footprint to the Eastern Shore of Maryland. But at our roots, we are still the same – an organization that will always challenge the status quo, and will continue to work toward a world where all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are defined by their strengths and abilities.”
Jonathon Rondeau

President & CEO

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Catie Comer
Vice President of Advancement

“I love telling our stories and connecting the community to the work we do at The Arc. Every day, you are making a difference for people with a disability — whether that’s changing a family’s life with a gift to the Family Fund or a capacity-building grant that allows us to continue to innovate services.”

Catie Comer

Vice President of Development

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As Vice President of Advancement, Catie leads the fundraising and communications strategies for The Arc and its subsidiaries by partnering with our stakeholders and the communities we support to raise awareness of the transformational work The Arc does and foster partnerships to generate resources to support our continued growth.

Catie began her career with The Arc as its Development Associate within the External Relations division. Before her appointment as Vice President of Development, Catie served as Director of Development & Communications with a focus on storytelling and streamlining The Arc’s development operations. Catie’s dedication to development communications has resulted in the expansion of annual giving, which has increased by over 300% during the last four years, and the creation of a planned giving program.

Catie is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and another in Russian Language & Literature. She is also a graduate of Boston University’s Fundraising Certificate program. Catie serves on the board of the Anne Arundel County Literacy Council and the Maryland Sister States Leningrad Oblast committee.

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Tracy Davis
Vice President of Self-Directed Initiatives

“I am so proud to be a part of an organization that has such a long-standing history serving Maryland’s self-directed participants and has identified self-determination as a core value for the agency. The people we serve are entitled to the freedom, authority, and supports to exercise control over the things in life that are most important to them!”
Tracy Davis

Vice President of Self-Directed Initiatives

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​As the Vice President of Self-Directed Initiatives, Tracy provides leadership and oversight to The Arc’s Fiscal Management Services division with a focus on stakeholder engagement and communications, quality assurance, and program compliance. Tracy supports the mission of The Arc by bringing a cross-functional perspective to the Executive Leadership Team with the goal of identifying opportunities to enhance self-determination across all programs and services that The Arc provides.

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.

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Christine Larsen
Chief Administrative Officer

“Our staff possess a unique combination of talent, skills, personalities and passion that drive our mission forward. The culmination of these qualities allow us to make a difference in the lives of the people in our community, each and every day. THIS is why the work we do is so important.”
Christine Larsen

Chief Administrative Officer

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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.

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Matthew “Matt” Morgan
Chief Program Officer

“I believe the work we do at The Arc is important because we are working to correct the past injustices of our society in terms of the treatment of people with disabilities, while at the same time supporting people to imagine a bold future for themselves.”
Matthew Morgan

Chief Program Officer

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Matthew “Matt” Morgan has a long history working with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and has a strong understanding of services needed, as well as leadership and program operations. As Chief Program Officer, Matt partners with program leaders and staff to find innovative, person centered approaches to serve people with disabilities by expanding results in a cost-effective manner.

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.

Judi Olinger

Judi Olinger
Executive Director of Chesapeake Neighbors

“I am grateful for this opportunity to lead Chesapeake Neighbors. People with intellectual and developmental disabilities deserve the same access to quality, affordable housing as anyone else, and we will continue to expand the care and mission of the organization.”

Judi Olinger

Executive Director of Chesapeake Neighbors

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Judi Olinger is the Executive Director of Chesapeake Neighbors, an Arc Central Chesapeake Region company. She is an innovative and progressive leader with over 30 years of experience in human services, housing development, property management, and operational oversight of a wide array of multi-million-dollar programs committed to supporting the needs of people with disabilities. She founded and served as president of iHomes, Inc., a development and management company for affordable housing.

Judi also served as the vice president of Humanim, Inc., overseeing various programs, including disability services and corporate compliance. She currently serves as the president of the board of directors for Columbia Housing Corporation and is also a member of the Maryland Housing Inclusive Howard County Advisory Board, The Maryland Association of Community Services, and the Howard County Commission for Transitioning Students with Disabilities

Judi earned her bachelor’s degree at Salisbury State University, Maryland. She is a graduate of Leadership Maryland Class of 2013 and received her license in Home Improvement Contracting from the Maryland Home Improvement Commission in 2014. 

Becky Peters

Rebecca “Becky” Peter
Chief Financial Officer

“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to leverage my expertise for an organization that is providing much-
needed support and programs to our community but also values strategy and innovation as a backbone
to its longevity and success.”
Becky Peter

Chief Financial Officer

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As Chief Financial Officer, for The Arc and Chesapeake Neighbors, Rebecca “Becky” Peter supports the CEO by ensuring resources are strategically tied to organizational goals with a focus on financial health. Becky is a highly accomplished senior executive and brings more than 20 years of results-driven financial management to The Arc.

As the former controller for Incident Communication Solutions, Chief Financial Officer of Health Integrity, and Senior Financial Manager for ARINC, Becky brings deep knowledge of state and federal audits, corporate finance, internal and external controls, and forecasting.

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.

Leadership Council

Karen Bradbury, FMS Manager of Intake & Engagement

Kathryn Bucolo, Executive Assistant

Jodie Colombo, Supports Manager

Kendall Concini, Manager of Admissions, Information, & Referrals

Karen Cratty, AP/Payroll Manager

Dawn Davis-Brodeur, Clinician of Practice

Laura Degler, Assistant Director of Workforce Development

Marie Fornah-Delo, Assistant Financial Reporting Manager

Angie DeMoreland, Director of Executive Operations

Brittany Ellis, Assistant Director of Day Services

Joan Green, Director of Talent Acquisition

Niki Jones, Director of Living Options & Services

Deena Kilmon, Director of Engagement

Peter Koch, Project Manager

Keisha LeBlanc, FMS Payroll Manager

Cindy Lindgren, Senior Director of Behavioral Health

 

Kalena Mollon, FMS AP Manager

Valencia Morrison, Regional Manager, Living Options & Services

Shyra Price Regional Manager, Living Options & Services

Sherry Offord, FMS Assistant Payroll Manager

Tia Osborne, Entitlements Manager

Shannon Ross, Director of Talent Experience

John Rutkowski, Assistant Director of Programs, Mid-Shore

Jessica Sauers, Assistant Director of Living Options & Services

Jesse Sponaugle, Assistant Director of Information Systems

Marisa Sternberg, Support Manager

Maria Thomas, Director of Information Technology

Niketa Turner, Regional Manager, Living Options & Services

Shantae Whittle, Compliance Facilitator

Lakisha Wilson, Support Manager

Ryan Winchell, FMS Data & Reporting Analyst

Dawn Wisyanski, FMS Financial Reporting Manager