Director of Certification and Accreditation
Dan has worked as an educator in settings ranging from pre-school to college, but since 2002 his focus has been on teaching DSPs, frontline supervisors and others about the profession of direct support. He has been involved in direct support workforce development and advocacy issues at both the state and national level.
In 2008, Dan served as the primary skills mentor to the first three DSPs to earn national certification through NADSP, and he was the instructor for a community college class that resulted in the first nationally certified frontline supervisors in 2015. He is able to draw on this experience to assist DSPs and frontline supervisors pursuing national certification as well as employers who are implementing certification programs. More recently he has been part of the 2016 revision of the NADSP Code of Ethics and the development of NADSP’s E-badge Academy.