Staff: J Canciglia

J Canciglia is CTD's 2022-2023 Public Policy Fellow. They are tasked with advocating for a sustainable and thriving personal attendant workforce through the increase of wages, available benefits, and career development opportunities. They are also tasked with advocating for the expansion of Medicaid dental benefits.

J has a vested interest in other areas of advocacy, such as: the availability and affordability of healthcare, non-medical switching, co-pay assistance contributing to the payment of a deductible, and medical cannabis.

J received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology, and a minor in disability studies, from the University of California, Berkeley. They have a history in casework and advocacy, having previously worked for a Texas CIL for almost 4 years providing service to extremely low-income Texans with disabilities. Other sub-populations they specialize in advocating for and working with include: people with chronic illnesses, people who are homeless, and LGBTQIA+ individuals.