Melissa Rosenberg – Executive Director
Melissa joined the HCAS staff in December 2016, a nonprofit specialist with over 20 years of experience in grant writing, fundraising, community outreach and arts management. She works with the HCAS Board of Directors, volunteers and community partners to move the organization forward and offer additional opportunities for meaningful employment, independent living, friendships, arts experiences, social interactions, respect, inclusion and acceptance for individuals on the spectrum.
Melissa received an undergraduate degree in Journalism from the University of Maryland and a master’s degree in Nonprofit Management from the University of Maryland University College. She is a 2013 graduate of Leadership Howard County and serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of Community Services Howard County, Columbia Center for Theatrical Arts, and Howard County Local Children’s Board. Melissa and husband, Jim, live in Silver Spring. They have two grown children and a nephew with autism.
“It is an honor and a privilege to work each day within the autism community to support and uplift these amazing individuals, family members and professionals who reside in our community.”