Darrell Lynn Jones is currently the Interim Executive Director at the National Council on Independent Living. She has more than 40 years’ experience in the disability and independent living arena. Previously she served as senior advisor to the IL-NET National Training & Technical Assistance programs for Centers for Independent Living (CILs) and Statewide Independent Living Councils (SILCs) at Independent Living Research Utilization (ILRU) where she previously served as Project Director for five years and Program Coordinator for six years. Jones was founding executive director of one of the first federally funded CILs in the nation in Rochester, New York, then served as founding executive director of the Association of Independent Living Centers in New York for seven years. Jones identifies as a person with a disability.