Vito J. DeSantis, M.P.A.
Senior Policy and Program Specialist
vito.desantis@umb.edu

Vito is a senior policy advisor and program specialist at the Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI). He brings over 40 years of experience working in vocational rehabilitation. He spent the majority of his career working for the New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CBVI). From his early days at the agency, he was instrumental in research and strategic planning for what became a comprehensive reorganization and expansion of CBVI services and programs to meet the evolving needs of consumers and the onset of the technology age. In 2002, Vito was appointed as executive director of CVBI. Vito has served as president of the National Council of State Agencies for the Blind and chaired many of its committees. This council represents all blindness agencies in the United States. At the ICI, he provides technical assistance to state vocational rehabilitation agencies across the nation.

Expertise: Services and Programs for People Who Are Blind/Visually Impaired, Program Management, Business Engagement/Relations, Technology and Service Provision

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