National Staff

Executive

Peter V. Berns
Chief Executive Officer
Peter Berns

Chapter Leadership Development Group

Dawn Cooper
Manager, Diversity & Cultural Competence
Dawn Cooper Stacey Ramirez
Executive Director, The Arc, Georgia Office
Stacey Ramirez
 

Development, Marketing, and Communications Group

Sarah Bal Sarah Bal
Director, Public Relations
Trudy Jacobson Trudy R. Jacobson
Senior Executive Officer,
Development & Marketing
 
Vila-Sheree Watson Vila-Sheree Watson
Director, Marketing
Pam Katz Pam Katz
Marketing Associate, Copywriting
 
Kristen McKiernan Kristen McKiernan
Senior Executive Officer, Communications
Abe Rafi Abe Rafi
Director, Digital Strategy & Online Services
 
Emily Verwee Emily Verwee
Online Project Manager
Katelyn-Lernihan  Katelyn Lernihan
Online Community Manager
 
Casey Nitsch  Casey Nitsch
Director, Corporate, Foundation and Government Support
Laura Schroeder Laura Rahman
Director, Individual Philanthropy
 
Ilyse Kramer Ilyse Kramer
Associate, Corporate, Foundation and Government Support
Sarah Kennedy Sarah Kennedy
Manager, Individual Philanthropy

Operations

Cindy Allen
Operations Support Associate
Cindy Allen Robin Helschien
Membership Assistant
Robin Helschien
 
Solomon Lissanu
Database Manager
Solomon Lissanu Darcy Rosenbaum
Senior Executive Officer, Operations
Darcy Rosenbaum
 
CT Turner
Operations Manager
CT Turner Brenda Walker
Administrative Assistant
Brenda Walker
 
William Washington
Receptionist
William Washington Feng Zhang
Director, Finance
Feng-Zhang
 
Jessica Daniels
Staff Accountant
Jessica-Daniels     

Program Innovation Group

Max Daniel Max Daniel
Program Associate
taylor woodard  Taylor Woodard
Program Associate
 
Leigh Ann Davis Leigh Ann Davis
Director, Criminal Justice Initiatives
Ariel Simms Ariel Simms
NCCJD Criminal Justice Fellow
 
Liz Mahar Liz Mahar
Program Manager, Individual and Family Support
Kerry Mauger Kerry Mauger

Manager, Special Projects

 
Robin Shaffert Robin Shaffert
Senior Executive Officer, Individual & Family Support
Jennifer Sladen Jennifer Sladen
Program Manager, National Initiatives
 
Karen Wolf-Branigin

Karen Wolf-Branigin
Senior Executive Officer, National Initiatives

 

Jonathan Lucas  Jonathan Lucus
Managing Director, The Arc@Work
Amie Lulinski

Amie Lulinski
Director, Research and Evaluation

Amie Lulinski  Shawn Ullman
Director, The Arc@School

Public Policy & Legal Advocacy

Annie Acosta
Director, Fiscal and Family Support Policy
Annie Acosta Marty Ford
Senior Executive Officer, Public Policy
Marty Ford
 
Shira Wakschlag
Director, Legal Advocacy & Associate General Counsel
Shira Wakschlag TJ Sutcliffe
Director, Income and Housing Policy
TJ Sutcliffe
 
Nicole Jorwic
Director, Rights Policy
Nicole Jorwic Julie Ward
Director, Health Policy
Julie Ward
 
Mike Nagel
Program Associate
Mike Nagel Christina Jones
Bank of America Foundation Attorney Fellow