Macdonald M. Metzger, M.S., DPA. is the Director of Outreach, Education and Interdisciplinary Training at the Institute on Community Integration (ICI), University of Minnesota. Metzger is also an alumnus of the AUCD Leadership Academy and a member of AUCD’s Emerging Leader Community. Prior to taking on a leadership role at ICI, Dr. Metzger served as DirectCourse Quality Coordinator. In this role, he provided quality assurance for the DirectCourse curriculum from ICI’s Research and Training Center on Community Living (RTC-CL). Metzger is charged with overseeing the timely and quality production of online training materials primarily for DirectCourse (the College of Direct Support, College of Frontline Supervision and Management, Person-Centered Counselling Curriculum, College of Recovery and Community Inclusion). Metzger also serves as the day-to-day contact for authors, reviewers, and managing editors, and ensures that timeliness and quality standards are met. Metzger has served as a direct support professional, frontline supervisor, and manager during his human services career working for small and large non-profit agencies in Minnesota and New York. He has extensive experience supporting people with disabilities and mental health needs in a person-centered environment. He is a trained person-centered planner. Metzger’s international work includes supports for the implementation of the RTC-CL DirectCourse and Community-Based Rehabilitation (CBR) training of volunteers and CBR facilitators in the Republic of Zambia and Liberia. Metzger is currently a part of the ICI’s Workforce Consulting team providing technical assistance to the state of Tennessee. He is a MNLEND faculty mentor and a member of the MNLEND leadership team. Metzger was recently selected by the U.S. Department of State to participate in its Professional Fellows Program on Inclusive Disability Employment (PFP-IDE) in Nairobi, Kenya. Metzger is featured on the AUCD 2019 Emerging Leaders Map.

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