NADSP President and CEO, Joseph Macbeth Appointed To Committee By President Biden
NADSP PRESIDENT AND CEO, JOSEPH MACBETH APPOINTED TO COMMITTEE BY PRESIDENT BIDEN
WASHINGTON, DC. (April 5, 2022) National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) President and CEO, Joseph Macbeth has been appointed by President Joseph Biden to serve as a member of the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities (PCPID). Macbeth will be joining 19 fellow citizen members from across the United States, including NADSP Board Member, Nicole Jorwic, and 13 ex-officio members representing different federal agencies.
“I can think of no one more deserving to be appointed to President Biden’s Committee on People with Intellectual Disabilities than Joe Macbeth,” says Jeanne Farr, NADSP Board Chair. “He has dedicated his entire career to ensuring quality and person-driven supports for people with intellectual disabilities. He has done this through his immense and decades long commitment to raising the stature of the Direct Support workforce, advocating for their recognition as professionals and shining a brilliant light upon the importance and complexity of their work. We are proud and will be wonderfully represented by Joe and others on the President’s committee and thank you all for your service.”
PCPID is an advisory committee to the President of the United States (U.S.) and to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This committee is responsible for providing advice and assistance to the President and to the Secretary on a broad range of issues relating to individuals with intellectual disabilities.
“I’m honored to join a group of amazing advocates on the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities and thankful to President Biden for this appointment,” says Joseph Macbeth. “I look forward to representing the NADSP and the 1.5 million direct support professionals who work so hard to improve the lives of so many”.
The foundation of PCPID’s mission is to improve the quality of life experienced by people with intellectual disabilities by upholding their full citizenship rights, independence, self-determination, and lifelong participation in their communities. The Administration for Community Living (ACL) provides oversight and support for PCPID. Macbeth will begin his appointment in May 2022.
President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities Citizen Members:
- Shawn Aleong, Pennsylvania
- Paul Aronsohn, New Jersey
- Paul Boskind, Texas
- Eva Bunnell, Connecticut
- James T. Brett, Massachusetts
- Hillary Dunn Stanisz, Massachusetts
- Kara Jones, Maryland
- Nicole Jorwic, Illinois
- Cathy Kanefsky, Delaware
- M. Brent Leonhard, Washington
- Joseph M. Macbeth, Vermont
- Gabriel Martinez, Arizona
- Lucy Meyer, California
- Tia Nelis, Illinois
- Santa Perez, Nevada
- Nick Perry, Georgia
- Wendy Strauss, Delaware
- James Trout, Virginia
- Liz Weintraub, Maryland
- Jordyn Zimmerman, Ohio
The vision of the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) is a world with a highly qualified and professional direct support workforce that partners with, supports, and empowers people with disabilities to lead a life of their choosing. NADSP works to elevate the status of direct support professionals by improving practice standards, promoting system reform, and advancing their knowledge, skills and values, through certification, credentialing, training, professional development, and accreditation services. www.nadsp.org