Chris Knoerlein joined the Board on July 1, 2023. He is the Director of Development and Communications for The Arc Baltimore, an MIH partner and agency that supports people with developmental disabilities to lead fulfilling lives with a sense of belonging, purpose, and meaningful relationships. Before his 17 years there, he started his career as a residential treatment counselor at Catholic Charities’ Villa Maria for young boys with severe emotional disabilities.
He was the Maryland Chapter President of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD). In addition, Chris co-chaired AFP Maryland’s Fundraising Day in Maryland event in 2017 and 2018 and was a board member from 2018 to 2020. Most recently in 2023, he graduated from Leadership Baltimore County.
Chris brings nearly a decade of experience in nonprofit development, marketing, communications, and grant writing to MIH. He will assist with the spreading of MIH’s mission to the disability community, State legislators, and the general community across the state. Chris is also contributing to MIH’s Advocacy Communications Team.
Chris is a proud alumnus of Calvert Hall College High School and Villanova University.
Interim Board Treasurer
He has worked in the ID/DD field of for 24 years with over 22 years at SCI. He has worked in several different capacities including enclave supervisor, case manager, quality assurance manager, and central region director.