Mental Health Crossroads

Ep. 29 Interview with David Jones, ACL

September 1, 2021

In this episode we hear from David Jones, who is the Director, Office of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (OIDD) and Acting Director, Office of Disability Services Innovation (ODSI); Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


Prior to joining ACL in July 2020, David served in two federal agencies focused on disability employment and programs. At the U.S. Department of Labor, David oversaw the administration of Disability Employment Initiative grants and technical assistance contracts to help strengthen the capacity of American Job Centers serve people with disabilities. At the U.S. Department of Education, David monitored state Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) agencies and was a Program Officer for two Protection and Advocacy programs (PAIR and PAAT). Prior to his career focus on the disability mission work, David served within the Inspector General (IG) community for three federal agencies and the United Way of America. Originally from Pennsylvania, David holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Bucknell University and a Masters of Public Administration from George Mason University.
Transcripts of this episode are available in English and Spanish.

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*Music Credit: Music for our podcast is licensed from Marmoset Music. Artist: Johnny Clay; Song "Looking Down the Road"


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