Alexandra Bonardi

Alexandra Bonardi

Vice President - Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities


Alixe is a vice president at HSRI and directs the organization's Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities team. She’s a senior policy associate and directed the National Core Indicators effort until 2021. She currently co-directs the National Center on Advancing Person-Centered Practices and Systems. Alixe’s work is driven by a passion for improving supports and services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She’s particularly focused on applying her clinical experience and years working with people with developmental disability to working with public agency staff to measure and report on quality outcomes as a means to drive enhancements to systems of supports.

Alixe is experienced and skilled in participatory research, integrating her experience as a clinical occupational therapist and her efforts to engage a range of stakeholders in developing effective systems of support. In addition to supporting clients in the effective implementation and use of NCI, Alixe also has deep understanding of the use of available national health data to describe the health outcomes of the population with intellectual and developmental disability. She is also a clinical assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School and teaches in the Shriver Center’s LEND program, as well as in rotations for medical students.

Prior to joining HSRI, Alixe was the director of the Center for Developmental Disabilities Evaluation and Research at the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s E.K. Shriver Center. While there, she developed a broad portfolio of projects including the development and implementation of risk management and quality improvement projects in DD services. She was principal investigator on several grants, including a project to enhance access to assistive technology, a project to develop a compendium of health data sources, and a Citizen’s Jury to develop autism data collection recommendations.


  • Master of public administration from Suffolk University
  • Master of science degree in occupational therapy from Columbia University
  • Bachelor of science degree in physiology from McGill University

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