Agnes first joined CMR in 1991 as a volunteer accountant and soon became a full-time employee charged with updating CMR’s accounting system. Later, Agnes proposed and founded CMR’s Latino Outreach Program, directing that program until 1998 when she was promoted to Managing Director. As the Managing Director, she was responsible for oversight of all direct service programs, day-to-day operations of the organization and administration oversight. In 2008, Agnes was named Executive Director of CMR, and as such, she is responsible for CMR’s administration, fundraising, advocacy, and operation of all direct service programs.
Agnes is fluent in both Spanish and English, knowledgeable in Latino/Hispanic culture issues and serves on several boards and commissions. Ms. Saenz is a member of the Latin American Advisory Committee for Montgomery County Executive,, a board member of the Hispanic Alliance of Montgomery County, a member of the Health Centers Leadership Council for Montgomery County Clinics and a member of the Human Services Advisory Commission for the City of Rockville. Agnes is also a graduate of the Leadership Montgomery class of 1998.
Agnes has a BS Degree in Business Administration with major in Management and Accounting from the University of Lima, Peru. She received her Masters Degree in Human Resources from the University of Maryland University College.
Director, Development and Volunteer Services
Lynn Arndt joined CMR in 2010 and wears two hats serving as Director of Development and Volunteer Services. She is responsible for all grant writing and fund raising efforts for both CMR and the Mansfield Kaseman Health Clinic. In addition, she coordinates recruitment of volunteers for CMR Programs. Prior to joining CMR, she operated a government contract-consulting firm and worked as an attorney and lobbyist. Throughout her professional career, Lynn volunteered extensively, in schools, on community boards and in sports. She is a graduate of Syracuse University Law School and SUNY Brockport.
Jody joined CMR in 1996 as an accounting assistant and now serves as CMR’s Finance Director. Jody is responsible for all facets of CMR’s financial operation including all financial records, bank accounts, monthly financial statements, budgeting, invoicing, payroll and coordinating the annual audit. Jody holds a BS in Business Management from the University of Maryland.
Director, Latino Outreach
Cecilia joined CMR in 1993 as an LOP Teacher and coordinator of the children’s program. A former high school teacher, Cecilia has been responsible for CMR’s Latino Outreach Program since 2001. In this position, Cecilia and her staff instruct over 450 adults annually in English as a Second Language while also providing homework tutoring, pre-school readiness, and childcare for the participants’ children while their parents are in class. Prior to being named Director, she held several positions within the Program including instructor, coordinator of the children’s program, and co-director. Cecilia holds a BA in Education from the Universidad Particular Inca Garcilazo de la Vega, Lima, Peru. She is fluent in both English and Spanish.
Barbara Smith Brady
Director, Elderly Ministries
Barbara joined CMR in 2006 as the Assistant Director for the Elderly Ministries Program. She became the fulltime Program Director in August 2011. Barbara previously worked as the Program Director for Rebuilding Together Montgomery County (formerly Christmas in April). She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems Management from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and worked as a program analyst and consultant for eleven years.
Director, Rockville Emergency Assistance Program
Monica has directed the Rockville Emergency Assistance Program since 2003. She joined CMR from the Spanish Catholic Center where she assisted needy clients with referrals to assistance agencies. Monica attended Montgomery College and is fluent in both Spanish and English.
Director, Jefferson House
Jim joined CMR in1999 as a Staff Counselor at Chase Partnership House. Since then, he has served in several different capacities including; Case Manager, Chase Partnership House Director and then as Housing Programs director in 2010. With the recent consolidation of the County’s housing programs, Jim became Director of Jefferson House Personal Living Quarters. Previously, Jim held positions with the Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless, the City of Alexandria, Virginia’s Department of Mental Health, and the Institute for Behavior Resources. Jim holds a BA degree in Urban Studies and Social Welfare from the University of the District of Columbia and possesses certification in SOAR (SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access and Recovery) Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and/or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) applications. He is also a Qualified Mental Health and Mental Retardation Professional.