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Alexandra Bonardi, OTR/L, MHA

Alixe_BonardiAAIDD should continue to apply a focused and organized approach to help move the organization towards initiatives and activities that are responsive to the needs of AAIDD members and of the field.  I am enthusiastic about the opportunity to serve on AAIDD’s Board as Secretary-Treasurer and to work towards ensuring that AAIDD meets members’ needs in ways that are both innovative and fiscally responsible.

As a collaborative leader, I intend to work with my fellow board members and AAIDD staff to ensure that the strategic and operational goals of the organization can be accomplished through clear and effective communication, financial planning and processes.

Serving as a board member, I look forward to helping to make sure AAIDD continues to be a national and global leader in providing information and policy direction in support of people with IDD and their families.



Current Position: 
Director, National Core Indicators, Human Services Research Institute (Cambridge, MA)Clinical Assistant Professor, Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) (Charlestown, MA)

Previous Positions:
Director, Center for Developmental Disabilities Evaluation and Research, EK Shriver Center, UMMS 

MHA (Health Administration) – Suffolk University
MS OT (Occupational Therapy) – Columbia University
MSc (Human Physiology) – McGill University

AAIDD Participation:
I have been a member since 2002, and have attended and presented at multiple annual meetings. I have been an active participant on AAIDD work groups, particularly the Health and Wellness Action Group’s work to develop preventive screening guidance for AAIDD members.
In 2015, I attended at presented at the AAIDD sponsored National Goals Meeting, contributing to the Long Term Supports and Services working group’s presentation, and publications. 

2001 LEND Fellow - EK Shriver Center, UMMS
2008 Fulbright New Zealand, Ian Axford Fellow in Public Policy