National Staff

Executive

Peter V. Berns
Chief Executive Officer
Peter Berns

Chapter Leadership Development Group

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

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

 

Development, Marketing, and Communications Group

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

 

Craig Catalano
Director of Digital Marketing and Engagement
 

Ashley Dupont
Graphic Designer

 

 

 

Qasim Eshan
Web Developer

 

 

Allen Miller
Director, Marketing
 
Katelyn-Lernihan  Katelyn Schmid
Senior Manager, Educational and Tech Initiatives
Kristen McKiernan Kristen McKiernan
Senior Executive Officer, Communications & Marketing
 
Laura Schroeder Laura Rahman
Director, Individual Philanthropy
Pam Katz Pam Katz
Digital Marketing Associate
 
Trudy Jacobson Trudy R. Jacobson
Senior Executive Officer, Development 

 

Amanda Guerrero
Digital Marketing Associate
 

Operations

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

Program Innovation Group

 Ariel Simms Ariel Simms
Senior Program Manager & Attorney, Criminal Justice Initiatives
  Abby Owusu
Program Associate
 
Jennifer Sladen Jennifer Sladen
Director, National Initiatives
Jonathan Lucas  Jonathan Lucus
Senior Director, The Arc@Work
 
Kerry Mauger Kerry Mauger

Manager, Special Projects

Leigh Ann Davis

Leigh Ann Davis
Director, Criminal Justice Initiatives

 
Liz Mahar Liz Mahar
Director, Family and Sibling Initiatives
Shawn Ullman Shawn Ullman
Senior Director, National Initiatives
 
Stephane-Leblois Stephane Leblois
Manager, Program Innovations 
taylor woodard 

Taylor Woodard
Program Associate

 

 
       

Public Policy & Legal Advocacy

Annie Acosta
Director, Fiscal and Family Support Policy
Annie Acosta Claire Manning
Director, Advocacy & Mobilization
 
Julie Ward
Deputy Executive Officer
Julie Ward Marty Ford
Senior Executive Officer, Public Policy
Marty Ford
 
Mike Nagel
Program Associate
Mike Nagel Nicole Jorwic
Director, Rights Policy
Nicole Jorwic
 
Shira Wakschlag
Director, Legal Advocacy & Associate General Counsel
Shira Wakschlag TJ Sutcliffe
Senior Director, Income and Housing Policy
TJ Sutcliffe