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Joseph Macbeth

Executive Director, National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP)

Joe has worked in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities for 35 years, beginning as a Direct Support Professional. He is recognized as a national leader in the advocacy and advancement of the direct support profession. In addition, Joe partnered with the State University of New York (SUNY) to assist more than 500 DSPs advance their college educations through the Disability Studies Certificate. He currently sits on the boards of directors for The Learning Community for Person Centered Practices (TLCPCP) and the Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL), and he is a member of the Advisory Council for the New York State Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs.

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