CEO Clarissa Mitchell, a seasoned leadership strategist, embarked on her career in the disability sector as a college recruit, igniting a passion that has spanned over three decades. Her dedication lies in supporting and advocating for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Starting as a Direct Support Professional, she gained leadership expertise leading Quality Assurance Departments at the Kennedy Institute, Division of Catholic Charities, and Ardmore Enterprises. Progressing from Quality Assurance, Clarissa assumed the role of Deputy Director at EPIC before advancing to Chief Executive Officer. As part of the inaugural class of the Non-Profit Roundtable Future Executive Directors and a graduate of the National Leadership Consortium Institute on Developmental Disabilities, Clarissa continuously evolves her esteemed organizational philosophies, shaping her leadership approach.
Presently, Clarissa serves as a Board Member of the Prince George’s Provider Council and the Maryland Inclusive Housing Corporation (MIH). She dedicated a decade to the Maryland Association of Community Services (MACS) as a Board Member. A Bowie State University alumna and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, Clarissa’s commitment to leadership and advocacy remains unwavering.