Rob joined The Arc as its new Executive Director in June, 2015. He brings to The Arc a diverse background in insurance, banking, and nonprofit management. Most recently, he served as Chief Business Development Officer for Volunteers of America Chesapeake (VOA). In this role, he developed strategic efforts to provide resources for VOA programs focusing on the homeless, veterans in need, individuals with intellectual disabilities, and people with mental illness. He is also the founder of Mentoring to Manhood, a mentoring program for male students in Prince George’s County. The program has been recognized as one of the best small charities in the Greater Washington Area by the Catalogue for Philanthropy. Rob earned his Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from Howard University and his Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Maryland’s R.H. Smith School of Business. He and his wife, Jualecia, are proud parents of four children and reside in Upper Marlboro.
Director of Family and Community Services
Becky joined The Arc in 2001 after a 20-year career at The National Children’s Center in Washington, D.C. Becky provides leadership for a number of Arc programs including individual and family supports, community supported living, recreation services, inclusive childcare, and casemanagement for the County’s infants and toddlers and autism waiver programs. While the scope of her work is wide, Becky uniquely maintains a personal touch with the folks she serves, their families, and her dedicated staff. She holds a bachelor’s degree in music therapy from Florida State University. When she’s not a work, you will find her either in her garden, riding her horse, or playing the fiddle in her Irish folk band.
Director of Employment Services
Deborah has led The Arc’s Employment Services Division since 2008 after serving 20 years in similar roles at Melwood and JSSA. Deborah has an extensive expertise in the area of supported employment and serves on a number of state/national boards and task forces that promote the employment of persons with disabilities. She holds a bachelor’s degree in social welfare from East Tennessee State University and a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Bowie State University. On weekends, you will find Deborah participating in cooking and wine tasting classes and tending to her extensive watch collection.
Lorraine C. Holmes Settles
Director of Business & Resource Development
Lorraine’s expertise is in establishing development operations, annual funds, foundation relations and corporate partnerships. She also has extensive experience in proposal writing, training nonprofit boards, and creating diversified fundraising platforms. Lorraine is a Certified Fund Raising Executive who enjoys music, traveling, nurturing young people, cooking and training those in whatever she knows so they do it better. Lorraine earned her Bachelors Degree in Liberal Studies at the University of Delaware and completed her Masters Degree and doctoral coursework in Organizational Communication at Howard University.
Director of Finance
William joined The Arc in 2018. His financial and accounting career has spanned almost 20 years at MCI, Marriott and Sirius XM Radio, respectively. William provides leadership for the finance division of The Arc with his focus on the importance of teamwork and individual commitment to a group effort. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Howard University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Maryland College Park. Originally from the Washington, DC region, William looks forward to coming into the office daily to work with a wonderful group of people. When not at work, William enjoys the great outdoors, family time and rooting for all of the D.C. area hometown sports teams.
Director of Business Operations
Christina has been managing programs at The Arc since 1995. She has previously served as both The Arc’s Director of Residential and Employment Services. In recent years, the organization has utilized her unique blend of business acuity and program experience to manage various administrative operations including grants management, capital projects, staff training, representative payee services, agency insurance, purchasing and property management. Christina holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from West Virginia University, a master’s in human services from McDaniel College, and an MBA from Marymount University. In her spare time, she enjoys bicycling, photography, and spending time with her two young children.
Director of Human Resources
Ms. Henley is a seasoned human resources professional, with over 25 years of experience in the field. Ms. Henley leads The Arc’s Human Resources office where she is responsible for employee relations, recruitment, organizational development, and benefits administration to name a few. She is a dedicated resource to our nearly 700 employees working throughout Prince George’s County. Ms. Henley holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a master’s degree in Organizational Development and Strategic Human Resources. She is also a certified human resources professional and is active in the human resources community. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading and traveling.
Director of Quality Advancement
Natosha Simpson joined The Arc in 2016. She serves as the Director of Quality Advancement and is responsible for safety, regulatory compliance, and licensing. She has 20+ years of experience working and advocating for people with disabilities. For eight years, prior to coming to The Arc, Natosha was the Senior Quality Assurance Manager at the Kennedy Institute of Catholic Charities in Washington, DC. She studied business law at the Sawyer School of Business in Pennsylvania, has OSHA certification and a Level I Investigator Certificate. She also is a certified CPR and First Aid instructor. You can frequently find Natosha writing poetry, spending time with her family and preparing delicious meals for friends and loved ones.