Darlene Goncz Zangara, NAD CEO Candidate Interview

Darlene Goncz Zangara, ABD, LPC, is currently the CSD Senior Vice President for National Centers of Excellence (Human Services). She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Deaf Education, with a minor in Art Education from Bowling Green State University and her Master of Arts in Counseling for the Deaf from Gallaudet University. She is currently a doctoral candidate at the Antioch University, PhD in Leadership and Change.

Zangara is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Ohio. She has extensive experience in Leadership, System Advocacy, Human Services, Mental Health, Drug & Alcohol Services, Prevention, Resiliency Enhancement, Mental Health Interpreting, Non Profit Organization Management, Change Initiatives, Board Development, Program Development, Training, and Consultation. Aside from her work, she provides workshops and presentations nationally and internationally. Prior to her doctoral studies, she served and volunteered on many advisory committees.

Zangara served on the NAD Fulton III, Finance and Development Committees from 2003-2006 and served as Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID) Mediator. She also served as the National President of Deaf Women United (DWU) from 2001 to 2005. She was born and raised in Ohio to a deaf family, and currently resides in Brandon, South Dakota with her husband, Mark, and two teenage sons.

2024 Event Locations

March 23, 2024
Osceola Heritage park

April 6, 2024
Georgia International Convention Center

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Minneapolis Convention Center

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