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NWLC Staff

Angel Padilla

Vice President for Strategy and Policy

Photo Credit: Les Talusan

Angel Padilla (he/him) serves as the Vice President for Strategy and Policy where he leads the strategic direction of NWLC and the NWLC Action Fund on federal and state advocacy. Prior to joining NWLC, he was a political appointee in the Biden administration, serving as Senior Policy Advisor to the Assistant Secretary at the Administration for Children and Families at the Department of Health and Human Services (ACF/HHS) where he covered immigration-related issues. He was also a co-founder of Indivisible and served as its National Policy Director where he oversaw all its federal and state advocacy efforts.  

Angel previously served as health policy analyst at the National Immigration Law Center where he led the organization’s advocacy efforts around immigrant access to federal health care programs. He also worked as Legislative Assistant to Congressman Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL), advising on issues related to health care and the Affordable Care Act. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California at Berkeley and a Masters in Public Affairs from the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs.