The Arc CCR Celebrates Community Members with Awards Honoring Leadership and Support for People with Disabilities
The Arc Central Chesapeake Region (The Arc CCR) CEO, Jonathon Rondeau, and former The Arc CCR Board President and current Arc Maryland Board President, Laura Carr, recently presented members of the community with awards honoring leadership and support for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Chuy’s Tex Mex Restaurant was presented with the Leadership in Social Responsibility Award for being a community partner committed to the full inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live, work and play in their community. Josh Cook, an employee at Friendly’s, received the Outstanding Personal Achievement Award, which recognizes a person supported by The Arc CCR for their dedication to the community they live in. The President’s Award honored The Arc CCR past-President, Steve Brennan, for his deep commitment and leadership to the organization. Patrese Williams, direct service professional who has been employed by The Arc CCR for over 17 years, was acknowledged with the Leadership in Direct Service Award. Tracy Davis, who has been with The Arc CCR for four years as the Director of Fiscal Management Services, was honored with the Leadership in Administration & Management Award for her leadership in moving the organization toward its shared vision. Finally, The Lorraine Sheehan Award for Advocacy was presented to Laura Howell, Executive Director of Maryland Association of Community Services (MACS). In her 15 years of leadership at MACS, Laura has been a steadfast advocate for Marylanders with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Photo Caption: L-R: Front Row- Nicole Palumbo, kitchen manager, Douglas Degler, general manager, and Tommy Gough, employee of Chuy’s Tex Mex Restaurant; Josh Cook, Friendly’s employee; Steve Brennan, The Arc CCR past-president; Patrese Williams, direct service professional of The Arc CCR; Jonathon Rondeau, CEO, The Arc CCR; Tracy Davis, director of fiscal management services of The Arc CCR; Todd Pulleyn, and Laura Howell, executive director, Maryland Association of Community Services.