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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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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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.”

Matt 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.

Scott Reifsnyder

Scott Reifsnyder
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.”

Scott Reifsnyder

Chief Financial Officer

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As Chief Financial Officer for The Arc Central Chesapeake Region, Scott Reifsnyder supports The Arc by ensuring resources are strategically tied to organizational goals with a focus on financial health. Scott is a highly accomplished Chief Financial Officer, having held the role at various organizations for over 17 years. He brings a results-driven financial management philosophy to The Arc and its subsidiaries.

As the former Chief Financial Officer for Nexterus, a company focused on providing solutions around global supply chain management, he is an innovative and strategic leader who thrives on managing the financial health of organizations experiencing growth and change.

In addition to decades of experience in corporate finance, Scott also serves as treasurer of the Board of Directors at The Coordinating Center, a Maryland-based nonprofit supporting people with disabilities. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and accounting from Washington Adventist University and attended the University of Maryland Global Campus.

Gregory Snyder II

Gregory Snyder II
Chief of Staff

“It is a privilege to work alongside The Arc’s Executive Leadership Team on strategic priorities, external relations, and leading government relations strategy to secure equal rights for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities so that they have the resources and opportunities to thrive.”

Gregory Snyder II

Chief of Staff

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As Chief of Staff for The Arc Central Chesapeake Region, Gregory Snyder II will partner with The Arc’s executive leaders on strategic priorities and lead governmental relations, using his expertise and passion for policy to support activities and projects related to The Arc’s capital campaign and strategic plan.

Before joining The Arc, Gregory worked as the Senior Government Relations Associate at Bellamy Genn Group. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Keep Punching, a nonprofit dedicated to preventing and eradicating brain cancer.

Gregory received The Daily Record’s 2020 VIP List Award, recognizing successful professionals under 40 in Maryland, and was recently appointed to the Anne Arundel County Commission on Disability Issues by the Anne Arundel County Executive for his work fostering respect, equity, and opportunity for people with disabilities.

Karen Bradbury

Karen Bradbury
Self-Directed Services Director of Outreach

Angie Demoreland

Angie DeMoreland
Director of Executive Operations

Joan Green

Joan Green
Director of Talent Aquisition

Niki Jones

Niki Jones
Director of Living Options & Services

Cindy Lindgren

Cindy Lindgren
Senior Director of Behavioral Health

Leigh McHargue

Leigh McHargue
Self-Directed Services Director of Employer Resources

Jessica Sauers

Jessica Sauers
Director of 2Gen Initiatives

Ciarra Miles

Ciarra Miles
Director of Corporate Compliance

Maria Thomas

Maria Thomas
Director of Information Technology

Shannon Ross

Shannon Ross
Director of Talent Experience