Executive Director

Michael J. Brogioli 

Michael Brogioli standing at a podium Michael Brogioli became the Executive Director of RESNA, the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America in 2013. RESNA’s mission is to promote technology solutions for people with disabilities. Among his duties, Brogioli serves as Principal Investigator for the U.S.  Department of Labor’s Office on Disability and Employment Policy (ODEP) Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology (PEAT) grant project and for the Catalyst Project, which is funded through the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA). He currently serves as a co-chair of the Consortium for Citizens for with Disabilities Technology and Telecommunications Task Force.

Michael has over twenty years of experience working on behalf of organizations that benefit vulnerable populations, including people with disabilities. Prior to joining RESNA, Michael served as Executive Director and CEO of the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD), where he strengthened the Association’s advocacy agenda on issues such as employment, inclusive education, community living, services and supports to benefit people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families; while with NACDD, he managed a federal technical assistance grant. 

As the first Vice President for Policy and Government Relations at Special Olympics International, Michael successfully secured federal, corporate and foundation grants to support several initiatives, including the Global Policy Summit on the Well-being of People with Intellectual Disabilities, held at the 2007 Special Olympic World Games in Shanghai, China. As Executive Director of the Autism Coalition for Research and Education, he raised funds and managed a grant program to advance autism programs and raise public awareness about the disorder. His broad and extensive experience include stints at several non-profit organizations, working on early childhood development, welfare reform, health care, and long term care. His background includes international experience in Asia and the Baltic region, as well as experience working on Capitol Hill as a legislative assistant to Senator Tom Daschle.

Michael holds a master's in public policy from Duke University, where he was a Jacob Javits Fellow, and a bachelor's in government and international relations from University of Notre Dame. He lives in Washington, DC.