Leadership

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Jonathon Rondeau, President & CEO

As President & CEO, Jonathon partners with The Arc’s board of directors to set the strategic vision and direction of The Arc to make a lasting impact on people with intellectual and developmental disabilities across Anne Arundel County and Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Over the last 5 years, Jonathon has championed transformational change and growth by expanding services, increasing resources for the communities The Arc supports, and developing leadership at every level of the organization.

Jonathon joined The Arc in 2017 and has over 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 2022, he was honored by the Anne Arundel County Executive and Anne Arundel County Disabilities Commission with a Leadership Service Award. Additional recognitions include Maryland’s Most Admired CEOs by The Daily Record (2021), the Rising Star Award from The Arc United States (2020), the 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 has participated in numerous leadership programs, including Leadership Southern Maryland (2011), Leadership Maryland (2013), and Baltimore’s The Leadership (2017).

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 his 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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Christine Larsen
Vice President of Impact

“Our employees 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

Vice President of Impact

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As Vice President of Impact, Christine partners with leaders across the organization to ensure strategic priorities related to quality and impact are being met. She leads data management, evaluation, and reporting strategies while facilitating quality improvement initiatives across all programs and corporate supports.

Christine has experienced an evolution of growth in her role since she joined The Arc in 2018 to meet the key strategic and operational needs of the organization. Thanks in part to her transformational leadership and contributions, The Arc has increased the number of people served, streamlined onboarding and training programs, and improved its operational strategies. She is essential to The Arc’s strategic planning efforts and ensured the workforce was supported during the height of a global pandemic. Prior to joining The Arc, Christine was the Senior Director of Executive Programs at the University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business, where she worked in partnership with the Associate Dean to streamline financial, operational, and staff processes. Native to Maryland, Chris discovered her love of supporting people with disabilities at an early age by volunteering at a local therapeutic riding center and followed this passion to college, volunteering in the University of Maryland’s Big Sister program for children with developmental disabilities.

Christine is certified in Results-Based Accountability, is an active alumna of Leadership Anne Arundel’s Flagship Program, and enjoys cheering on the Terps, outdoor entertainment, and offshore fishing. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Executive Master of Business Administration from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Megan Lyle

Megan Lyle, Esq.
Vice President of Corporate Compliance & Legal Counsel

“It’s refreshing to work at such a responsive organization. We proactively find solutions and anticipate where growth and change will happen next to make sure we are beyond compliant – we are thriving.”

Megan Lyle, Esq.

Vice President of Corporate Compliance & Legal Counsel

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Serving as The Arc’s Vice President of Corporate Compliance and Legal Counsel, Megan is responsible for providing a wide range of legal advice and guidance to leaders of The Arc and its subsidiaries. She implements enterprise-wide programs and strategies centered on contract monitoring, corporate safety, and regulations.

Megan came to The Arc as an accomplished Attorney Advisor after working at several firms, including Black Oak Title, Davidson Fink, and Russo & Toner. She possesses a wide range of experiences in managing, negotiating, and preparing contracts as well as leases, deeds, claims, and disputes.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations, a Juris Doctor from the University of Buffalo School of Law, and a Master of Laws in Dispute Resolution from the Pepperdine Caruso School of Law in Malibu, California.

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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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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, Chesapeake Neighbors

I am proud to lead Chesapeake Neighbors and work alongside The Arc’s Leadership Team to develop and offer creative solutions to affordable housing throughout the region.

Judi Olinger

Executive Director, 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.

James Phillips

James Phillips
Vice President of People & Culture

I am very passionate about the mission of The Arc- both creating an amazing, inclusive employment experience for our employees and supporting people with disabilities to live the life they want like everyone else without the label does. This is an amazing opportunity for me to put my experience and expertise in action-combining these two passions.

James Phillips

Vice President of People & Culture

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As the Vice President of People & Culture, James provides visionary leadership as an internal influencer and agent of change leading The Arc’s talent acquisition and talent experience teams. He works collaboratively to develop, implement, and manage strategies that promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in all of The Arc’s practices.

Prior to The Arc, James worked as the Director of Human Resources & Administration at Business Health Services and also as the Senior Director of Human Resources at The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region, where he streamlined recruiting processes, implemented leadership training programs, and managed compensation and total rewards strategies while the organization restructured.

James is a motivated, results-driven leader who has a wide range of experiences related to talent management, development, and onboarding. He holds a bachelor’s in business administration and human resources from Old Dominion University as well as a Senior Professional Human Resources certification.

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
Vice President of Engagement

“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

Vice President of Engagement

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As Vice President of Engagement 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
Director of Outreach

Annie Crockett

Annie Crockett
Director of Day Services

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

Peter Koch

Peter Koch
Director of Stakeholder Relations

Cindy Lindgren

Cindy Lindgren
Senior Director of Behavioral Health

Leigh McHargue

Leigh McHargue
Director of Employer Resources

Robyn Nesmith

Robyn Nesmith
Senior Director of Innovation & Improvement

Alethea Ragland

Alethea Ragland
Director of Processing Operations

Shannon Ross

Shannon Ross
Director of Talent Experience

Jessica Sauers

Jessica Sauers
Director of 2Gen Initiatives

Maria Thomas

Maria Thomas
Director of Information Technology

Marc Weinstein

Marc Weinstein
Senior Director of Self-Directed Services