Derrick Willis, MPA

Center for Disabilities and Development, University of Iowa
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Derrick Willis, MPA

Derrick K. Willis, MPA, is the Associate Director of Iowa's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), Center for Disabilities and Development (CDD), at the University of Iowa. Prior to joining CDD, Derrick served as Director of Urban Mission at the Institute for Human Development, Missouri's UCEDD, at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Derrick has over 30 years of experience in working at non-profits, state government and higher education. Derrick's work has primarily focused on youth and families from diverse backgrounds who live in urban communities. He has experience in developing, implementing and evaluating programs related to mental health, recreation, education, employment and cultural competency.