Toni Wolf has served as the Commissioner of the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) since 2017. Utilizing her 30+ years of experience and grit as a non-profit professional, she has led the strategic direction, oversight, and resource management to further enhance the agency as well as overall consumer experience.
Wolf leads MRC with the belief, “If the system isn’t enhancing the quality of life for the individual, we at MRC must change the system.” During her time as Commissioner, she has made a number of enhancements to the agency including: streamlining entry to the array of services provided, empowering individuals living with disabilities and their families to have a voice and active partnership with the agency, and working to ensure consumers have the technology they need to stay connected to services and supports during the COVID-19 pandemic. Wolf has also diversified MRC’s funding sources through new partnerships with the Department of Mental Health and the Department of Transitional Services, providing innovative employment approaches for individuals with disabilities.
Originally from New York, Wolf graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science in Special Education. Upon commencement, she spent several years in Australia learning from its indigenous people to honor one’s cultural values and ways. She returned to the United States with vigor to shift the paradigm of how individuals with disabilities are recognized, not for their limitations, but for their strengths. Prior to joining the MRC, she served as the Executive Director of Employment Options Inc, an organization dedicated to empowering individuals and families in mental health recovery to thrive in their communities.