Matt Rosen, Director of Advocacy and Public Policy, The Arc of DC

Matt Rosen is the Director of Advocacy and Public Policy for The Arc of the District of Columbia, Inc. (The Arc of DC). The Arc of DC is celebrating its 62nd year of serving District residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families through supports and advocacy. Its goal is to ensure that people with disabilities have the opportunity to live, learn, work, and spend their leisure time alongside their neighbors as valued members of the community. In his position, Mr. Rosen represents the interests of people with I/DD on a number of boards and committees such as the State Rehabilitation Committee and the Money Follows the Person Advisory Commission.
 
Prior to joining The Arc of DC, Mr. Rosen served as the Director of Advocacy and Social Justice for So Others Might Eat (SOME, Inc.) where he advocated for and with individuals who were homeless or at risk of homelessness. He also served as the Deputy Director of Religious Action at the Children’s Defense Fund where he worked with faith communities to engage in child advocacy. A native of Kansas City, Missouri, Mr. Rosen earned a Master of Divinity degree and Master of Public Policy from the University of Chicago and a BS from Texas Christian University in social work. He is also a graduate of the Coro Fellows Program in Public affairs from the Coro Leadership Center in St. Louis.