As Manager of Public Policy & Advocacy for Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles, Daniel Wherley is leading efforts to blend grassroots advocacy and health systems reform to deliver high-quality dementia care across an incredibly diverse region. He is helping create replicable tools to expand the reach and impact of the promising Dementia Cal MediConnect project – a pilot that’s bringing coordinated dementia-capable care to vulnerable dual-eligible Medicare-Medicaid enrollees in select California counties. Beyond this project, Daniel has cultivated coalitions and organized Alzheimer’s advocacy campaigns on both the state and federal level.
Before joining Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles, Daniel worked on a number of social justice advocacy campaigns and has expertise in community organizing and dietary health disparities. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin, a master’s degree from the University of Toronto, and has completed his doctoral coursework at Rutgers University.