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Building engagement and community among chapters of The Arc remains the centerpiece of NCE’s work. The members of the NCE Steering Committee dedicate over 800 hours a year collectively to strengthen our chapters and the services we provide to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families.

Meeting monthly, including three face-to-face meetings at the annual Disability Policy Seminar, Summer Leadership Institute, and Professional Development Seminar, the Steering Committee plays a significant role overseeing the implementation of professional development events, tools, and resources. Steering Committee membership is open to NCE members in good standing.

2017-2018 Steering Committee

Carrie Hobbs Guiden Carrie Hobbs Guiden, Executive Director, The Arc of Tennessee, TN
CHAIR
Karen Shoemaker Karen Shoemaker, Executive Director, The Arc of Lehigh and Northampton Counties, PA
1ST VICE CHAIR
Chris Stewart Chris Stewart, President/CEO, The Arc of Jefferson County, AL
2ND VICE CHAIR
Tim Hornbecker Tim Hornbecker, Director of Business and Resource Development, The Arc of Alameda County, CA
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Regional Representatives

Region 1: AL, FL, GA, MS, NC, SC
Region 2: CT, MA, ME, NH, NY, RI, VT
Region 3: IA, IL, IN, MI, MN, WI
Region 4: AR, KS, KY, LA, MO, ND, NE, OK, SD, TN, TX, WY
Region 5: DC, DE, MD, NJ, OH, PA, VA, WV
Region 6: AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, NM, MT, OR, UT, WA

John Nash John Nash, Executive Director, The Arc of North Carolina, NC
REGION 1 REPRESENTATIVE
Kathleen Stauffer Kathleen Stauffer, Executive Director, The Arc of New London County, CT
REGION 2 REPRESENTATIVE
Kim Dodson Kim Dodson, Executive Director, The Arc of Indiana, IN
REGION 3 REPRESENTATIVE
Kevin Fish Kevin Fish, Executive Director, The Arc of Sedgwick County, KS
REGION 4 REPRESENTATIVE
Rob Malone Robert Malone, Executive Director, The Arc of Prince George’s County, MD
REGION 5 REPRESENTATIVE
Lori Ropa Lori Ropa, Executive Director, The Arc of Jefferson, Clear Creek & Gilpin Counties, CO
REGION 6 REPRESENTATIVE
Ron Brown Ron Brown, Dallas, TX
THE ARC BOARD REPRESENTATIVE
Peter Berns Peter Berns, Washington, DC
THE ARC CEO
Members at Large

Nancy Murray, Executive Director, The Arc of Greater Pittsburgh, PA
Lori Opiela, Vice President for Day and Employment Services, UCP Seguin, IL
Wilfred Romero, Executive Director, The Arc of the Pikes Peak Region, CO
Frank Adu, Executive Director, The Arc Middlesex County, NJ
Tanya Regli, Executive Director, The Arc of Philadelphia, PA
Jon Meyers, Executive Director, The Arc of Arizona, AZ
Melanie Soto, Assistant Executive Director, Y.E.S. The Arc, AZ
Jean Phelps, Chief Executive Officer, LifeLinks/The Arc of Greater Lowell, MA