David Morrissey, MPS

Executive Director

David Morrissey presents at a podium. A large glass wall is behind him, through which blurry colored lights can be seen.As Executive Director of the United States International Council on Disabilities and 15 years of leadership in the nonprofit disability advocacy and services sector, David Morrissey has worked to advance missions of disability rights, HIV/AIDS care and prevention, independent living, and community volunteerism.  He has presented internationally on developing disabled people’s organizations and the transition to adulthood for youth with disabilities.  He is an experienced facilitator of consumer dialogue, training, and consensus processes.  He has consulted in a variety of countries on building disability stakeholder coalitions.  He has implemented programs that have engaged disability leaders, allied human rights advocates, and young professionals from both the United States and for international visitors.  He has managed projects from the local to global level, employs a visionary leadership approach, and is focused on achieving real outcomes with his partners.  He has also served as a board member and Treasurer for a Center on Independent Living and is currently on the board of the Spina Bifida Assocation of America.