Antoinette ‘Toni’ Gingerelli is the Associate Director of Policy and Advocacy for the National Alliance for Caregiving where she helps guide the organization’s work to translate research into policy action on behalf of America’s 53 million family caregivers. She has worked on a variety of policy initiatives and advocacy efforts at the local, state, national, and international level.
Prior to NAC, Toni served as Chief of Staff for New Jersey State Senator Vin Gopal where she oversaw office operations, communications, and legislation. In this role, she assisted in drafting, analyzing, and passing a variety of bills related to healthcare, labor, and education. She also led the office’s COVID-19 relief efforts including the creation of the district’s Economic Recovery Advisory Council.
Prior to the Senator’s Office, Toni served as Deputy Director of RepresentWomen. In this role she oversaw the development of the organization’s flagship research reports. She also designed advocacy tools, social media kits, reports and talking points for activists and stakeholders, and further developed RepresentWomen’s partnerships.
As a Dukakis Fellow, Toni worked on public policy issues for the Office of Minnesota Governor Tim Waltz and Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan. As a fellow, she developed a public report assessing the impact of equity and inclusivity initiatives during the COVID-19 pandemic and proposed recommendations for future crisis management. Additionally, Toni worked as a consultant and research assistant for the Project on Workforce where she worked on a variety of projects focused on healthcare innovation, certified nursing assistant recruitment and retainment, and career ladders for peer support workers.
Toni received her Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School and was the recipient of the Public Service Fellowship. She also graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Rutgers University, New Brunswick with a Bachelor of Arts in Middle Eastern Studies, Political Science and Women’s and Gender Studies.