Chief of Public and Government Affairs, National Association of County and City Health Officials
Casalotti is a seasoned public health and public policy professional with extensive legislative, policy analysis, strategic communications, and advocacy experience at the federal and state levels. Prior to NACCHO, she worked at the Food and Drug Administration, where she helped lead the Agency's work with Congress on a broad range of policy topics and high‐profile issues, including passage of the FDA Reauthorization Act and implementation of the 21st Century Cures Act.
Before FDA, 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. While there, she worked on a wide array of healthcare policies, including laws to strengthen NIH pediatric research, improve TRICARE benefits for new mothers, expand clinical research and FDA review of medical drugs and devices (focusing on underrepresented populations), bring veterans into the civilian health workforce, and update U.S. organ donation policy. Casalotti also has worked in the nonprofit sector providing direct services, community outreach, and program planning for community-based nonprofits. In addition, she has conducted policy research and advocacy on asset building, housing, public health, women’s issues, and education policy. Casalotti received both her Master of Public Health and Master of Social Work degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her undergraduate degree in Government from the College of William and Mary.