David Leon has worked with individuals with disabilities for over 25 years. He has worked for a community services board, community rehabilitation program and the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services. In his current role as the VADARS Deputy Director Workforce Programs, Mr. Leon serves as the agency lead on employer engagement activities, the Targeted Communities grant and other financial empowerment initiatives. He has provided technical assistance on Financial Empowerment, work incentives, Cost Reimbursement, Ticket to Work and Partnership Plus to other state vocational rehabilitation agencies and federal programs. MR. Leon has served as a SME for SAMHSA projects. Mr. Leon has presented at national conferences including CSAVR, APSE, NRA, NENA, NABWIS and NCRE. Mr. Leon is a credentialed Benefits and Work Incentives Practitioner through Cornell University and holds a Master’s Degree in Education from The George Washington University where he received the Donald C Linkowski Award for outstanding rehabilitation counseling student.