As the president and CEO of The Arc Central Chesapeake Region, Jonathon Rondeau’s strategic leadership and holistic approach has ensured that the quality of services offers as fast as the quantity. His leadership has created a profound and lasting impact on people with intellectual and developmental disabilities across Anne Arundel County and Maryland’s Eastern Shore. His leadership has resulted in a 144% growth in the number of service vehicles, a 146% growth in grant money and an over 400% growth in the organization’s Holiday Giving program.
“I am passionate about creating opportunities for people to have choice in their lives. Whether it’s those with intellectual or developmental disabilities, we support all our
employees throughout the organization. At The Arc, everything we do is based on person-centered thinking to bring a holistic approach to supporting the whole person,” said Rondeau.
“Because of Jonathon’s innovative thinking, planning, and team building, The Arc has not only weathered the effects of the pandemic but has grown our workforce by 60% in the last five years. A true leader, innovator and humanitarian, Jonathon’s impact in the community is beyond influential – it cannot be quantified,” said Gregory Snyder, chief of staff at The Arc.
Rondeau received his master’s degree in nonprofit management from Notre Dame of Maryland University and his bachelor’s degree in rehab counseling and disability studies from Springfield College.