John Tschida, MPP

Position Title
Executive Director of AUCD
Bio

Mr. Tschida has spent more than 20 years using data and research to drive policy change and service development for individuals with disabilities. He has served as director of the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), the federal government’s applied disability research agency. He also served as director of public policy and innovation at Allina Health in Minnesota, where he developed integrated health delivery systems and financing models for people with disabilities. At the Courage Center, Minnesota’s leading nonprofit provider of rehabilitation services, Mr. Tschida was vice president of public affairs and research, building and directing a policy and research team that focused on defining and achieving better outcomes for complex populations. He serves on a number of national panels designing policy or governance solutions to further the independence of people with disabilities, including the board of the Long Term Quality Alliance, Anthem Health’s National Advisory Board, and the Lakeshore Foundation’s Advisory Council. He is a wheelchair user.