Leadership

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, including 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 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

Christine Larsen
Vice President of Innovation & Improvement

“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

Vice President of Innovation & Improvement

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As Vice President of Innovation and Improvement, Christine Larsen supports the CEO and Executive Leadership Team with strategic priorities and leads cross-cutting teams in the areas of strategy, information systems, and compliance. 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.

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.

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.

Shannon Ross
Senior Director of People & Culture

“The work we do here at The Arc is important because we are supporting people to live their best lives and to be recognized by their communities as people — not someone to be brushed off, hidden away, or pitied.”

Shannon Ross

Senior Director of People & Culture

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As the Senior Director of People & Culture, Shannon Ross provides leadership, direction, and oversight of The Arc’s human resources.  Ross supports the mission and goals of The Arc by constantly striving to promote, improve, and support the development, well-being, and effectiveness of all employees. Shannon has responsibility over talent acquisition, organizational diversity, talent management, compensation, and talent development.

Shannon has more than 10 years’ experience working in human resources for Aspect Security, Inc. Specifically, she joins The Arc as the former Director of Human Resources for the company where she led all HR programs, policies and procedures. Previous to that, Shannon was the Human Resources and Training Coordinator for Aspect Security.

Shannon received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Elon University, and her Masters of Business Administration in Organization Development from Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School. She is also a member of Society of Human Resources Management.

Leadership Council

Alex Dorado, Director of Strategy

Angie DeMoreland, Director of Operations

Brittany Ellis, Assistant Director of Day Services

Catie Comer, Director of Development & Communications

Chris Jivers, Regional Manager, Central Anne Arundel

Cindy Lindgren, Director of Behavioral Health

Deena Kilmon, Director of Engagement

Jesse Sponaugle, Assistant Director of Information Systems

 

 

Jessica Sauers, Assistant Director of Program Administration

John Rutkowski, Assistant Director of Programs, Mid-Shore

Kendall Concini, Manager of Admissions, Information, & Referrals

Laura Degler, Assistant Director of Workforce Development

Niki Jones, Regional Manager, North Anne Arundel

Sherri Jolly, Manager of Talent Experience

Tracy Davis, Director of Fiscal Management Services

Valencia Morrison, Regional Manager, Greater Annapolis