David D’Arcangelo serves as Commissioner of the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind, where he oversees the agency’s $34 million budget to ensure delivery of the highest quality vocational and social rehabilitation services to people throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts who are blind . In addition, he is a member of the National Council on Disability, an independent federal agency that plays a leading role in crafting disability policy and advising the President, Congress, and other federal agencies on disability policies, programs, and practices.
Mr. D’Arcangelo has extensive experience in government and public policy, having previously served as director of the Massachusetts Office on Disability, in the administrations of four Massachusetts governors, as an aide in the state legislature, and three terms as City Councilor at Large for the City of Malden.
The Council of State Governments recognized Mr. D’Arcangelo in 2020 as one of 30 Leaders Impacting Disability Policy. He has served on the organization’s national Work Matters task force, which designed a framework for state workforce development for people with disabilities, and as co-chair of its Transportation, Technology and Other Employment Supports subcommittee.
A graduate of Suffolk University, where he has served as an adjunct faculty member in the Communications and Journalism Department, Mr. D’Arcangelo has extensive experience in non-profit governance, including having served on the boards of directors for numerous organizations involved in workforce development and serving people with disabilities.