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Press Release David D’Arcangelo Appointed Commissioner of Massachusetts Commission for the Blind

For immediate release:
8/20/2018
  • Executive Office of Health and Human Services
  • Massachusetts Commission for the Blind

Media Contact for David D’Arcangelo Appointed Commissioner of Massachusetts Commission for the Blind

Elissa Snook, Media Relations Manager

BostonDavid D’Arcangelo has been named Commissioner of the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB) effective August 27, 2018.   MCB supports Massachusetts residents who are legally blind or who have low vision with a progressive visual impairment to live and enjoy  full community participation. MCB serves approximately 20,000 consumers and has a budget of $33.5M in fiscal year 2019.   

“David is passionate about enhancing access and opportunity for persons with disabilities, and has worked to bring about positive change across Massachusetts in his most recent role as Director of the Massachusetts Office on Disability,” said Governor Charlie Baker.  “David has spent his career advocating on behalf of individuals with disabilities for equality and empowerment, and his background will serve him well as Commissioner of the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind.”

“David is a strong advocate for children, youth and adults with disabilities across the Commonwealth,” said Secretary of Health and Human Services Marylou Sudders. “His experience with our human service agencies that serve citizens with disabilities and his collaborative spirit will ensure MCB consumers and their families access the services and skill building supports needed to attain educational, employment and community living goals.”   

Legally blind from a young age, David D’Arcangelo has built a successful career in both the public and private sectors and currently serves as the Baker-Polito Administration’s Director of the Massachusetts Office on Disability.  Previously, he served three terms as a Malden City Councilor At Large and was one of very few elected officials in Massachusetts to openly serve as a person with a disability. David’s experience in government and public policy includes serving the Administrations of four Governors and as an aide in the Massachusetts Legislature. David also has served on the Board of Directors for the Arc of Middlesex East, Resource Partnership, and Tailored for Success.   

David is a graduate of Suffolk University, where he has served as an adjunct faculty member in the Communications and Journalism Department.  David lives in Malden with his wife Lisa and their daughter.

David succeeds outgoing MCB Commissioner Paul Saner whose appointment formally ends on August 26th.

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Media Contact for David D’Arcangelo Appointed Commissioner of Massachusetts Commission for the Blind

Executive Office of Health and Human Services 

The Executive Office of Health and Human Services is the largest secretariat in state government and is comprised of 12 agencies, in addition to 2 soldiers’ homes and the MassHealth program. Our efforts are focused on the health, resilience, and independence of the one in four residents of the Commonwealth we serve. Our public health programs touch every community in the Commonwealth.

Massachusetts Commission for the Blind 

MCB provides the highest quality rehabilitation and social services to Massachusetts residents who are blind, leading to their independence and full community participation.

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