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John Giglio, MA, J.D.

Subject Matter Expert


Gettysburg, Pennsylvania




John Giglio, MA, JD, brings over 25 years of experience in the health and human services industry to the OPEN MINDS team. He has demonstrated expertise in business development, government grants and contract proposals, public policy, and program management.

Before joining OPEN MINDS, Mr. Giglio provided funding research and strategies, project design guidance, and proposal writing to many health care entities, national associations, universities, and small/mid-sized businesses. John has managed and written over 43 government proposals (ranging in value from $250,000 – $63.9 million) to entities such as CMS, AHRQ, HRSA, FDA, CDC, NIH, HHS, and USAID. He has also written over 57 proposals to corporate funders and foundations, including PEW Charitable Trusts, Robert Wood Johnson, Merck, Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic, Novartis, Lilly, and Pfizer.

Before becoming a consultant, John was the Executive Director for the National Association of State Energy Officials, a national association of state agencies that invest $1 billion annually in clean-energy projects. In this role, He built collaborations with allied groups, expanded industry support, increased association’s visibility, and raised 80% of revenues through federal and state grants and contracts.

Mr. Giglio previously served as the Executive Director for the American Pain Foundation, a national patient advocacy nonprofit, during which he raised 95% of the group’s budget through 30+ grant proposals. In this role, he also started a first national grassroots network of pain advocates and led a coalition in introducing and moving the first major federal bill on chronic pain.rnrnAs the Nationwide Director of tobacco-control advocacy for the American Cancer Society (ACS), Mr. Giglio helped build ACS’s health policy advocacy capacity in all fifty states, which included campaign strategy development, alliance-building, lobbying, grassroots organizing, and fundraising. He subsequently became the Director of Public Policy & Strategic Development for the National Hospice Association, which delivers $10B in services each year to the terminally ill.

Mr. Giglio began his career practicing environmental law with a leading D.C. law firm, then served for four years as an associate majority counsel with the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works, where he focused on a range of issues including water resources, clean water, clean air, infrastructure, solid waste, hazardous waste, and land conservation. John earned a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from Johns Hopkins University, an M.A. in Public Policy from the Wharton School, Department of Public Management, and a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

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