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Andrew J. Imparato, JD

Executive Director, Disability Rights California

Andrew Imparato is the executive director of Disability Rights California. Imparato joins DRC after a high impact 26-year career in Washington, DC working inside and outside government in significant leadership positions, including 17 years as the chief executive of two national disability organizations, the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD). Imparato’s experience also includes serving as Senior Counsel and Disability Policy Director for Chairman Tom Harkin on the US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions; President and CEO of the American Association of People with Disabilities; General Counsel and Director of Policy for the National Council on Disability; and as an attorney at the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He graduated with distinction from Stanford Law School in 1990 and was a summa cum laude graduate of Yale College. He grew up in Los Angeles California, and is married to historian Elizabeth M. Nix, Ph.D. Their two sons, Gareth and Nicholas, both live in Southern California.