Patricia Morrissey is the Director of the Center on Disability Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She is also President of the U.S. International Council on Disabilities (2014-2016). In March and July 2015, she was part of a team that provided disability policy training in Istanbul to Iranian activists. She was Commissioner of the Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD) from August 2001 till January 2009. Prior to that position Morrissey was a senior associate at Booz Allen Hamilton where she provided consulting services to federal agencies, especially on accessibility in technology.