Providing Support
Promoting Awareness
Advocating for Change


Executive Director:  Melissa Rosenberg

Melissa joined the HCAS staff in December 2016, a nonprofit specialist with over 15 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.  Melissa and husband, Jim, live in Silver Spring and are devoted Terps basketball fans.  They have two grown children and a nephew with autism.


Resource Manager and Event Coordinator:   Susanne Mason

Special Education Inquiries:  Beth Benevides, Consultant

Bookkeeper:  Dana Riley

Special Education News Center:  Sara Sommerville

Family Navigator:  Michael Stromberg