Andrew Imparato joined Disability Rights California in 2020 after serving seven years as the executive director of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD). As a disability rights lawyer and policy professional with more than 30 years of experience in government and advocacy roles, Imparato has worked with bipartisan policymakers to advance disability policy at the national level in the areas of civil rights, workforce development, and disability benefits. Previous experiences include serving as the senior counsel and disability policy director for Chairman Tom Harkin on the US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, and 11 years as President and CEO of the American Association of People with Disabilities, a national organization working to grow the political and economic power of the disability community. Imparato's perspective is informed by his personal experience with bipolar disorder.
Andrew was recently appointed to the Biden-Harris COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force which was formed to address COVID-19 related health and social inequities. The Task Force is charged with issuing a range of recommendations to help inform the COVID-19 response and recovery. This includes recommendations on equitable allocation of COVID-19 resources and relief funds, effective outreach and communication to underserved and minority populations, and improving cultural proficiency within the Federal Government.