Kathy Beach

Kathy joined The Arc in 1985, prior to joining The Arc she was employed at Melwwod Trn Center as a Residential Program Coordinator for 3 years. When she began at The Arc initially she worked as a workshop supervisor in our sheltered workshops and worked in our residential program as well. She then was chosen for a new position to The Arc Director of Transportation for 10 years. Kathy decided she could make the most difference back in Residential Srvs where she began as an Asst Director.  Kathy’s entire career has been focused on assisting individuals with a broad spectrum of differing abilities. She is known for her passion and strong advocacy skills. She takes the time to get to know the people she works with and their families and has always approached this with a personal touch.

She became Co-Director of the Community Living (formally Residential Srvs) program in 2019. She has had extensive training in many areas through the years. Person-Centered Planning, Assisting people with Challenging Behaviors, multiple management and supervision trainings, etc. In 2019, Kathy completed the Maryland Conference of Executives Leadership series. She studied Human Services and Business administration at Charles County College. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and traveling.