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1971 Western Avenue, #261
Albany, New York 12203
Phone & Fax:
844 – 44NADSP (1 – 844 – 446 – 2377)
Joseph M. Macbeth
Joseph M. Macbeth is the Executive Director at the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) and has worked in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities for more than 30 years – beginning as a Direct Support Professional.
Macbeth is recognized as a national leader in the advocacy and advancement the direct support profession and is a highly sought after speaker on the workforce crisis affecting human service provider organizations. He has co-authored the series of publications titled “Voices from the Frontlines”, produced an award winning Realistic Job Preview titled “Working as a Direct Support Professional: We Get It Done”, and has partnered with the State University of New York (SUNY) and assisted more than 500 direct support professionals advance their college education through the “Disability Studies Certificate”.
He currently sits on the board of directors for the Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL), the College of Direct Support and Relias Learning’s National Advisory Boards and most recently was appointed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo as a Member of the Advisory Council for the New York State Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs.
Macbeth is also involved with AIEJI, an international organization based in Denmark that promotes the work of social educators.
John Raffaele, MSW
Director of Education Services
John Raffaele is a New York State Licensed Master Social Worker and an experienced professional educator and trainer, specifically in the field of human services. John’s graduate education is from Yeshiva University in New York City and SUNY New Paltz, NY. Most of his career, however, stems from more than two decades spent with direct support professionals and the people they serve, and over that time, he has educated thousands in the NADSP Code of Ethics and Competencies. Most of the people with whom he has worked and supported over the last 25 years are people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and at-risk youth.