Rondeau comes to the Family League after serving as the chief program officer of Melwood Horticultural Training Center in Upper Marlboro. Melwood provides employment and community supports to people with differing abilities and is the state’s second largest disability provider. He has an impressive background in social service programming as well as strong budgeting, fundraising and advocacy skills.
In his five years at Melwood, Rondeau restructured programs and services to turn the organization’s finances around from a deficit to a surplus budget. At the same time, he increased the organization’s grant income by over 100 percent in four years while securing state bond funding and grants for capital needs. Rondeau also increased work placements for people with disabilities and expanded the organization’s summer programs.
Prior to his work with Melwood, Rondeau was the director of camping and therapeutic recreation, autism services and transportation at the League for People with Disabilities in Baltimore.
Rondeau received his bachelor’s degree in rehabilitation counseling and disability studies from Springfield College in Springfield, Mass., and earned a master of arts degree in nonprofit management from Notre Dame of Maryland University. He began his new position February 25.
Rondeau succeeds Kevin Keegan, who now leads the child and family services division of Catholic Charities of Baltimore.