National Staff


Peter V. Berns
Chief Executive Officer
Peter Berns

Chapter Leadership Development 

Dawn Cooper
Director, Diversity, Chapter Leadership, and Professional Development
  Karen Wolf-Branigin
Senior Executive Officer, Chapter Growth and Affiliate Relations
Lisa Pugh
State Director, The Arc Wisconsin
  Stacey Ramirez
State Director, The Arc Georgia 
Jon Meyers
State Director, The Arc Arizona

Alyssa Lee
Director, Policy & Special Programs, The Arc Georgia

Joanna Scocchi
Director, The Arc Rhode Island Family Advocacy Network

Development, Marketing, and Communications

Abe Rafi
Senior Director, Technology Strategy & Programs
  Casey Nitsch
Director, Corporate, Foundation and Government Support

Ashley Nyaley
Associate Director of Marketing 

  Pam Katz
Digital Marketing Manager
Qasim Ehsan
Web Developer

Amanda Guerrero
Digital Marketing Manager 

Lauren Barnhorst
Junior Graphic Designer
  Kristen McKiernan
Senior Executive Officer, Communications & Marketing
Glenn Griffin
Director Marketing and Digital Engagement

Trudy R. Jacobson
Development & Partnerships

Gaby Lee
Development Associate

  Megan Kyte
Senior Development Associate, Individual Philanthropy


Brenda Walker
Administrative Assistant
  Cindy Allen
Operations Support Associate
Darcy Rosenbaum
Senior Executive Officer, Operations
  Kristi Short
Executive Assistant
Feng Zhang
Senior Director, Finance
  Jessica Daniels
Associate Director, Accounting
Robin Helschien
Membership Assistant
  Solomon Lissanu
Database Manager
William Washington
  Whitney Wilson
HR Generalist

Program Innovation Group

Ariel Simms
Senior Program Manager & Attorney, Criminal Justice Initiatives
  Katelyn Schmid
Senior Manager, Educational and Tech Initiatives
Jennifer Sladen
Director, National Initiatives
  Jonathan Lucus
Senior Director, Workforce Strategy
Kerry Mauger

Senior Manager, Special Projects


Leigh Ann Davis
Director, Criminal Justice Initiatives

Liz Mahar
Director, Family and Sibling Initiatives
  Shawn Ullman
Senior Director, National Initiatives
Stephane Leblois
Manager, Program Innvations 

Taylor Woodard
Program Associate, Criminal Justice Initiatives

Reginald Thomas
Criminal Justice & Disability Fellow
  Abby Owusu
Program Associate

Public Policy & Legal Advocacy

Annie Acosta
Director, Fiscal and Family Support Policy
  Claire Manning
Director, Advocacy & Mobilization
Julie Ward
Senior Executive Officer, Public Policy
  Marty Ford
Senior Advisor, Public Policy
Mike Nagel
Program Associate
  Nicole Jorwic
Senior Director, Public Policy
Shira Wakschlag
Director, Legal Advocacy & Associate General Counsel
  Molly Burgdorf
Director of Rights Policy