Arc Southern Maryland announces new assistant director
Norma Dallas has been promoted to assistant director of community supports (ADCS) with The Arc Southern Maryland, an organization that serves children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) throughout Southern Maryland. In her new role, Norma oversees staff and vocational programs in three offices, located in St. Mary’s, Calvert and Charles counties.
Dallas is passionate about ensuring that people with I/DD are provided opportunities to live, work and thrive in their communities, meeting with youth as they transition from high school and begin their journey with The Arc as young adults. Norma also works with local businesses and partners to ensure inclusion, through work and volunteer opportunities, for individuals supported by The Arc.
“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Norma for years as she has been promoted through our organization,” said director Ron Mould in a press release. “Norma is a true team player whose keen insight and positive attitude are invaluable.”
Dallas began working with The Arc in 2008 as an Employment Team Specialist. Since then, she has been promoted multiple times and has been recognized as both employee of the month and employee of the year. Dallas recently graduated from The Arc’s leadership training program, which is attended by rising employees of The Arc nationwide, according to a press release.
Prior to her employment with The Arc, Dallas worked with locally based company, Direct Mail, most recently serving as their production manager for about four years. Collectively, Dallas has over 25 years of supervisory and management experience. During her time with Direct Mail, Dallas had the opportunity to work with and hire individuals from The Arc, which sparked her connection with the agency and its mission.
Dallas was born in Washington, D.C., but was raised in Calvert County, graduating from Calvert High School.