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.
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.”
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 “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.
Chief Strategy 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.”
As Chief Strategy Officer, Christine Larsen supports CEO and Executive Leadership Team with strategic priorities and leads activities related to the execution and implementation of The Arc’s strategic plan and growth strategy. Christine also manages The Arc’s information systems, grants development and compliance, and impact management.
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.
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.”
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.
Senior Director of Person Centered Initiatives
“Choice, it is something that people take for granted. We make dozens of choices a day, from what time to wake up, who to spend time with, where to go to eat, and whom to eat with. Fostering and supporting people with ID/DD to have and exercise this fundamental right—to create the life of their choosing—is the critical work at The Arc.”
Cindy Lindgren is the Senior Director of Person Centered Initiatives, and serves an instrumental role leading the development and coordination of behavioral supports, person centered planning, and leads The Arc’s quality improvement.
Cindy joined The Arc with a professional history working in nonprofit organizations, social services, crisis intervention, program evaluation, and program development. Previously, she was the Statewide Director of Quality Enhancement for the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Administration. Cindy has also held positions with The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region, including Director of Quality Assurance and Psychological Services, and Psychological Services Program Manager previous to that.
Cindy received her Master of Science in Counseling Psychology and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the Loyola University of Maryland. She is a licensed psychological associate under Dr. Karen Harvey.
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.”
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.
Board of Directors
Laura Austin, Chair
Retired – Anne Arundel County Public Schools
Michele Tharp, Vice Chair
Rich Donoho, Treasurer
Retired – Computer Systems Group
Jason Weisberg, Secretary
Steve Brennan, Past-Chair
Iliff, Meredith, Wildberger & Brennan, PC
Jonathon Rondeau, Ex-Officio*
The Arc Central Chesapeake Region
Clinical Colleagues, Inc.
Fleureton Financial Solutions
William C. Hollis III
Hollis, Cronan & Fronk, P.A.
Maryland Coalition for Inclusive Education
Greg Snyder, II
Bellamy Genn Group
Retired – Banking