Senior Vice President
Niki Carelli is Senior Vice President and Public Policy Advisor with The Daschle Group, a Public Policy Advisory of Baker Donelson, and of counsel with Baker Donelson. Niki has over a decade of experience representing health care organizations before Congress and the Executive Branch. Her clients have included nonprofits, drug and device manufacturers, health systems, insurers, pharmacies, state governments, universities, and health IT companies. Niki specializes in helping clients develop and implement comprehensive, multidisciplinary government affairs strategies to advance their goals in Washington and resolve complex policy and legal issues. Her areas of expertise include pandemic preparedness and public health, the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid funding and compliance, and Medicare reimbursement. Niki is experienced with coalition management and helps clients think beyond the Hill on how to achieve their goals. She also counsels clients on congressional investigations and federal laws and rules governing lobbying and ethics. Niki has been named one of Washington’s Top Lobbyists by The Hill.
Niki was previously an associate with DLA Piper. She earned her J.D., with distinction, from Stanford University in 2008 and her B.A., with distinction, from Stanford in 2004.