Andrew Sperling, JD, is the Director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness’s Federal Legislative Advocacy program. Since 1994, Mr. Sperling has also served as Co-chair of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Housing Task Force. Mr. Sperling also served on the National Community Mental Healthcare Council as Deputy Director of Government Relations, as Coordinator of Public Policy Information for the National Council of Community Mental Health Centers, and as Legislative Assistant to U.S. Representative Dick Swett (D-NH). Mr. Sperling wrote several published works, including Accessing Assistive Technology: A Policy Review & Funding Guide for the State of New Hampshire for the New Hampshire Institute on Disability. Mr. Sperling received a bachelor’s degree from Tulane University, a master’s degree from George Washington University, and a juris doctorate from the Franklin Pierce Law Center.