Chief of Government and Public Affairs
Adriane Casalotti is the Chief of Government and Public Affairs NACCHO, where she leads the Association's efforts on policy development, strategic communication, and federal lobbying. She came to NACCHO from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) where she led the Agency's work with Congress on a wide range of policy topics and high‐profile issues, including passage of the FDA Reauthorization Act and implementation of the 21st Century Cures Act.
Prior to her time at FDA, Ms. Casalotti spent seven years on Capitol Hill, serving as Deputy Chief of Staff, Legislative Director, and Health Policy Adviser for a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce committee. In this capacity, she worked with advocates and local officials on a daily basis to impact public health policy and funding. She has been and invited presenter and speaker for conferences and courses related to health policy and advocacy, including presentations on the ins and outs of education, advocacy, and lobbying
Before working for the federal government, Adriane gained extensive non-profit experience providing direct services, community outreach, and program planning for community-based non-profits. In addition, she has conducted policy research and advocacy on asset building, housing, public health, women's issues, and education policy.
Adriane received both her Master of Social Work and Master of Public Health degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her undergraduate degree in Government with a minor in Chinese language from the College of William and Mary.
Tuesday, July 9
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM