About Us

mission vision values bello machre

OUR MISSION: A lifetime commitment providing loving care, opportunity, and guidance for people with developmental disabilities in Maryland.

OUR VISION: To be the first choice service provider offering outstanding, comprehensive services enriching lives.

OUR VALUES: Every person served by Bello Machre will have the opportunity to experience a meaningful day based on their needs and desires and will live in a safe and beautiful home or receive personalized in-home assistance by trained and compassionate caregivers. Every person who is part of the Bello Machre family will be treated with kindness and respect and will have the opportunity to love and to be loved.

Our name is pronounced: Bĕllō Mah-cree and our organization was founded by parents in 1972.
Bello Machre means home of my heart in Gaelic.

Dr. Robert T. Ireland

has devoted his life to the service of others and is a leader within the non-profit field. As Bello Machre’s President & CEO for over 40 years, Dr. Ireland helped build our organization from the ground up. His compassion and commitment to making the best life possible for people with developmental disabilities is evident in the growth and success of Bello Machre. 

Dr. Robert T. Ireland

President & CEO

✉ rireland@bellomachre.org

Julie Provan

has been in the field of supporting people with developmental disabilities for 25 years and has been a part of Bello Machre for 14 years. As Vice President & COO, Julie oversees Bello Machre’s operations and services to ensure we are fulfilling our mission of providing a lifetime of loving care to people with developmental disabilities. 

Julie Provan

Vice President & COO

✉ jprovan@bellomachre.org

Lana Slobodyanik

has been a part of Bello Machre for over 21 years and has been in the accounting field for 33 years. Lana is a CPA and, as Bello Machre’s Chief Financial Officer, ensures Bello Machre’s financial stability by working closely and holding accountable of our funding sources.

Lana Slobodyanik

Chief Financial Officer

✉ lslobodyanik@bellomachre.org

Randon Bittings

has been in the field of supporting people with developmental disabilities for 14 years and has been a part of Bello Machre for 12 years. As Director of Services for our Western Region, Randon oversees our Residential Services, Support Services, and Meaningful Day Program in Carroll County and the surrounding areas.

Randon Bittings

Director of Services, Western Region

✉ rbittings@bellomachre.org

Brandee Pigatt

has been in the field of supporting people with developmental disabilities for 25 years and has been a part of Bello Machre for three years. As Director of Residential Services, Brandee oversees the management of our community homes and the wellbeing of all our residents in Anne Arundel County. 

Brandee Pigatt

Director of Residential Services

✉ bpigatt@bellomachre.org

Charlie Im

has worked in the developmental disabilities field for nine years and has been a part of Bello Machre for three years. As Director of Community Services, Charlie oversees our Support Services and Meaningful Day Programs in Anne Arundel County.

Charlie Im

Director of Community Services

✉ charlie.im@bellomachre.org

Tracy Lynott

has been a part of the Bello Machre family for over 20 years. As Director of Development, Tracy oversees all Bello Machre’s fundraising efforts, internal and external communications, planned giving program, major events, and the volunteer program.

Tracy Lynott

Director of Development

✉ tlynott@bellomachre.org

Kimberly McClearn

worked in Human Services for 15 years and in the HR field for over three years before joining Bello Machre in 2020. As the Director of Human Resources, Kimberly ensures legal compliance and implementation of Bello Machre’s mission and talent strategy. 

Kimberly McClearn

Director of Human Resources

✉ kimberly.mcclearn@bellomachre.org

Mike Watts

has been a part of the Bello Machre family for over 30 years. As Director of Maintenance, Mike ensures our office facilities and community homes are safe and beautiful for the people we support and our staff.  

Mike Watts

Director of Maintenance Services

✉ mwatts@bellomachre.org