An experienced leadership strategist who started her thirty-year career in the disability sector as a college recruit. Following her first position as a Direct Support Professional, she amassed leadership experience by leading Quality Assurance Departments at both the Kennedy Institute, Division of Catholic Charities and Ardmore Enterprises. Following her time in Quality Assurance, Clarissa become the Deputy Director of EPIC before promotion to its Chief Executive Officer. Additionally, as a member of the first inaugural class of the Non-Profit Roundtable Future Executive Directors and a graduate of the National Leadership Consortium Institute on Developmental Disabilities, Clarissa continued to develop well-regarded organizational philosophies that continue to inspire her leadership today.
Currently, Clarissa is a Board Member and Board Secretary of the Maryland Association of Community Service (MACS), a Board Member of the Prince George’s Provider Council, and the Board Treasurer of the Maryland Inclusive Housing Corporation (MIH). She is also a graduate of Bowie State University and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated.
As a MIH board member, Clarissa seeks to utilize her technical skills for developing/structuring policy.