Mark Diorio, Ph.D., M.P.H. – Director

Mark Diorio

Dr. Diorio received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Cincinnati, and M.A. and Ph.D. from The University of Alabama specializing in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.  He also received a Masters in Public Health (M.P.H.) from the University of Alabama at Birmingham specializing in Maternal and Child Health.

Dr. Diorio has over 30 years of experience in both community and facility settings providing specialized services and clinical treatment to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  He also provides expert consultation on challenging behavioral disorders, facility operations, and DOJ CRIPA issues.  Dr. Diorio is Past President of The Association of Public and Private Developmental Disabilities Administrators (APDDA), and a current Board member.

Dr. Diorio is currently the Facility Director at Northern Virginia Training Center; a state-operated Intermediate Care Facility for persons with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/ID). NVTC is a valuable regional resource for people with intellectual disabilities, as a home for people with complex needs, and also as an outpatient treatment program for people who live in other settings.

Dr. Diorio’s leadership was instrumental in establishing the Northern Virginia Regional Community Support Center (RCSC).  The RCSC is an innovative outpatient program that provides medical, dental and allied clinical health services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities that live in the Northern Virginia area. The RCSC also provides specialized training to community staff and families. NVTC has relationships with over 20 regional universities to provide internships and practicum to students interested in getting clinical experience and hands-on training providing services to individuals with special needs.