About Us

Since 1958, The Arc of Palm Beach County has been providing quality services, education and advocacy for children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families. Our programs offer a continuum of care that spans the entire life cycle. Services can begin as early as during pregnancy, in order to minimize or prevent developmental delays, and options are available to address a variety of needs for infants, children, teens, adults and families.

Mission Statement

The mission of The Arc of Palm Beach County is to improve the lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities, and their families, through services, education and advocacy.

In order to accomplish this mission, The Arc operates programs throughout Palm Beach County that deliver services directly to developmentally challenged individuals from infancy through adulthood, as well as to families in need of support.

Commitment to Excellence

The Arc’s standard of performance is EXCELLENCE.

Those we serve depend upon us to individually and collectively provide them with the highest quality services available. It is their right to expect it and it is our responsibility to deliver it.

Board of Trustees

Executive Committee

Alane Foster
Community Volunteer
Vice President
Jay Dewing
Realtor, Sotheby’s
Tara Evans
Community Volunteer
Robert Salmore
CPA, McGladrey, LLP
Past President
Debra Ruedisili
Insurance COO
Chair, Housing Corporation
Steve Cohen
Attorney, Law Office of Steve Cohen P.A.
Ex officio/Non-voting
Kimberly McCarten
President & CEO, The Arc
Ex officio/Non-voting
Russell Greene
Chief Financial Officer, The Arc
Chair, Potentials School Board
Christina Chane
Community Volunteer

Board of Trustees

Robert Campbell
CEO/Chairman, BBC International
Jay Cashmere
Anchor/Multi Media Journalist, WPTV
Joe Curley, Esq.
Attorneys At Law, Gunster
Carol Hochstaedt
Parent/Community Volunteer
Melanie Jacobson
President, MCJ Mediation Svcs., Inc.
Jack Kaplan
Strategy Director, Intercoastal Family Office
Howard Levy
Merry Lindberg
Attorney at Law, Ford Harrison LLP
Michelle Martin
Account Manager, Halsey & Griffin
Ed McEnroe
Tournament Director, Honda Classic
James Smeenge
Financial Advisor, Edward Jones


The Arc of Palm Beach County’s Board of Trustees are honored with the Doyle Award for Nonprofit Excellence 2016 Board

Board of Directors Emeritus Status

Mary Brandenburg Donna Lloyd George
Chuck Kramer
Mary McNicholas
Florence Seiler Carlton A.R. Wade
Amy Young