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Margaret A. Nygren, EdD

Executive Director and CEO

Margaret A. Nygren, EdD, joined AAIDD as Executive Director & CEO in 2010 after six years of service at the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD). Dr. Nygren’s previous positions include a Fellowship in the Disabled and Elderly Health Programs Group at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in Baltimore, Director of the Center on Aging and Disabilities at the Lieutenant Joseph P. Kennedy Institute in Washington, DC, and Director of Family Support Services and Director of Mental Retardation Services at Kit Clark Senior Services in Boston.

Dr. Nygren earned a Doctorate of Education in Organizational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University, a MA in Clinical Psychology from West Virginia University, and a BA in Psychology from Beloit College.