Daniella Gratale, MA

Director, Office of Child Health Policy and Advocacy


Washington, DC

Daniella Gratale is the Director of the Office of Child Health Policy and Advocacy at Nemours Children’s Health System (Nemours). In this role, she oversees policy development and advocacy to advance Nemours’ federal agenda through engagement with Congress, the Administration and national experts. Daniella and her team partner with national organizations to promote policies that support children’s hospitals and the children and families they serve. She has successfully advocated for federal legislation, appropriations, regulations and funding announcements related to children’s health care coverage, health care and payment innovation, biomedical research, the pediatric workforce and population health. Additionally, she leads strategic planning for Nemours’ national office, integrating and aligning priorities with Nemours’ multiple locations and forging relationships with a diverse congressional delegation, as well as key external partners. Prior to joining Nemours, Daniella served as Government Relations Manager at Trust for America’s Health (TFAH), a nonprofit organization devoted to strengthening the public health system. At TFAH, she advocated for a health system that promotes integration of clinical and community-based prevention. Previously, she worked first as the Legislative Correspondent and then as a Legislative Assistant for the late Congresswoman Julia Carson, advising the Congresswoman on environmental, agriculture and telecommunications policy and handling Transportation and Infrastructure Committee work. Daniella holds an MA from The George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management and a BA from The College of New Jersey.

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