Rondeau serves as new Family League director

New director was chief program officer of Melwood Horticultural Training Center

March 04, 2013|By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun

Jonathon Rondeau, who recently ran an Upper Malboro training center for people with disabilities, has taken the reins at the Family League of Baltimore.

Rondeau, who worked most recently as the chief program officer at Melwood Horticultural Training Center, said his initial goals include better using data to measure the effectiveness of the league's work. The nonprofit works to enhance the well being of the city's children, youth and families.

"I look forward to working with Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, public agencies and the Family League partners to ensure that children, youth and families have equal opportunities to live, learn and grow equipped with the tools and resources they need to go on to college, career and successful lives," Rondeau said in a statement.

While in his last job, Rondeau restructured programs and services to convert a deficit at the Melwood Horticultural Training Center into a budget surplus, secured more grant money and increased the number of disabled individuals in jobs. He previously worked as director of camping and therapeutic recreation, autism services and transportation at the League for People with Disabilities in Baltimore.

"We are delighted to have Jonathon leading our team as we make positive changes and create opportunities for Baltimore's children, families and youth," Kathleen Westcoat, chair of the Family League's board, said in a statement. "Jonathon has the right combination of executive and programmatic skills to build on our organization's role as a convenor and leader in social service provision in Baltimore."

Rondeau succeeds Kevin Keegan, who leads the child and family services division of Catholic Charities of Baltimore.

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