Darcy Gruttadaro, JD is the Director of the Child & Adolescent Action Center at NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Under Ms. Gruttadaro’s direction, the Center focuses on building effective partnerships, addressing the needs of families and caregivers, and driving the debate in reforming the children’s mental health system.
Ms. Gruttadaro serves on many national task forces, coalitions, and has been an advisor on multiple National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) research grant projects.
Before joining NAMI in 2000, Ms. Gruttadaro worked as an independent legal advisor and policy analyst for the American Managed Behavioral Healthcare Association (AMBHA) and practiced law with the law firm of Harris, Beach & Wilcox. She also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Kenneth R. Fisher in the U.S. District Court in the Western District of New York.
Ms. Gruttadaro earned her Juris Doctor degree from Western New England College School of Law and her Bachelor of Science degree from Clarkson University.