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Council Members

The members and leadership of the National Council on Disability that lead agency priorities, policy trends, and other agency business. NCD Council Members are appointed to represent people with disabilities, national organizations concerned with disabilities, providers and administrators of services to people with disabilities, people engaged in conducting medical or scientific research related to disabilities, business concerns, and labor organizations. By statute, a majority of NCD Council Members are to be people with disabilities.
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Andrés Gallegos

Chairman

Chicago, Illinois

Andrés J. Gallegos, Esq. is the Chairman of the National Council on Disability. He is a shareholder with the law firm of Robbins, Salomon and Patt, Ltd., in Chicago, Illinois,...

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James T. Brett

Vice Chair

Boston, Massachusetts

Jim Brett is the Vice Chairman of the National Council on Disability. He formerly served for more than 15 years as a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives. While serving...

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David D'Arcangelo

Malden, Massachusetts

David D’Arcangelo is the Commissioner of the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB), one of 15 agencies within the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS).  Legally blind from a...

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Munr Kazmir, M.D.

Closter, New Jersey

Dr. Munr Kazmir is originally from Pakistan and graduated from the University of Punjab with an M.B.B.S./M.D. After immigrating to the United States and completing his Internal Medicine internship at the...

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Shawn Kennemer

Bakersfield, California

Shawn Kennemer has a background in executive leadership and developing services and supports for people with disabilities. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Fresno Pacific University...

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Rick Rader, M.D.

Chattanooga, Tennessee

Dr. Rick Rader is a physician cross-trained in internal medicine and medical anthropology. He is board certified in Developmental Medicine. He is the Director of the Habilitation Center at the Orange...

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Neil Romano

Orlando, Florida

Neil Romano has dedicated his career to the marketing of ideas and messages to help save lives and promote public policy.  Romano’s extensive professional background includes tenure as director of communications...

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Daniel C. Schreck

Greenwich, Connecticut

Daniel C. Schreck is a partner at the investment firm, Equinox Partners. Previously, Daniel was the founding Director of Young Adult Outreach for the Archdiocese of New York and was an...

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Mary G. Vought

Arlington, Virginia

Mary G. Vought is the President and Founder of Vought Strategies and the Executive Director of the Senate Conservatives Fund in Washington, D.C. Prior to that, she worked in the U.S....

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