Meet Our Team

We’re policy wonks, strategic thinkers, storytellers, brand builders, and changemakers.

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Michealle Gady, JD

Driven by a quote from Eleanor Roosevelt, "You must do the things you think you cannot do," Michealle founded Atromitos to help partners do what they think they cannot. In her role as President, Michealle oversees strategy, planning, and policy work for its partners and the day-to-day operations of Atromitos. The words used most often to describe her are, "She gets things done." 

Michealle takes years of U.S. health law and policy experience and puts it to work for partners who are trying to succeed during this time of dramatic transformation within the U.S. health care system. Michealle fully understands the intricate process of turning policy into law and understands the need to balance competing forces in order to succeed. Michealle has honed her ability to think strategically and creatively in her prior roles and she brings these skills to all of Atrómitos' partners.


  • Juris Doctor Quinnipiac University School of Law

  • B.S. Rehabilitation Services Springfield College

  • Admitted CT Bar

  • Chief Strategy Officer, Emtiro Health

  • Board Member, Cape Fear Literacy Council

  • Expert Advisor, Nous Group

  • Senior Consultant, Health Management Associates

  • Senior Health Policy Analyst, Families USA

  • Health Counsel, U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett

  • Deputy Director and Counsel, Medicare Rights Center

  • Congressional Aide, U.S. Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman

  • Member: American College of Healthcare Executives, American Health Law Association

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Sarah Jagger, JD, MPH
Vice President of Operations

As a lawyer and public health professional, Sarah’s unique perspective ensures that both compliance and the needs of populations being served are addressed in everything we do with our partners. In her role as Vice President of Operations, she guides Atrómitos’ business practices to provide our partners with best in class consultants and resources in the most efficient and effective manner.

As a former Medicaid policy director with over ten years of health policy experience, Sarah specializes in the intersection of Medicaid, behavioral health, and long-term services and supports. She has worked with states, providers, and associations to transform the publicly funded behavioral health and long-term services and supports systems. From leading strategic planning efforts, to reviewing and revising provider policies and procedures, to writing white papers supporting the development of innovative programs; Sarah leverages her strong project management and writing skills to achieve success in all projects.


  • Juris Doctorate, Saint Louis University School of Law

  • Master of Public Health, Saint Louis University

  • B.A. Anthropology & Environmental Science, University of Notre Dame

  • Admitted Indiana Bar

  • Principal, Health Management Associates

  • Senior Consultant, Health Management Associates

  • Medicaid Policy Director, Indiana Office of Medicaid Policy & Planning

  • Mental Health Liaison, Indiana Office of Medicaid Policy & Planning

  • Legislative Liaison, Indiana Office of Medicaid Policy & Planning

  • Sommers Aging & Long-Term Care Research Internship, Congressional Research Service (CRS)

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Sarah Dohl
Vice President of Marketing and Communications

An accomplished speechwriter and marketing professional, Sarah guides Atrómitos' marketing and brand work, visual identity, and social media presence. She brings her love of writing and design to every project for Atrómitos' partners with an eye for design and strategy that sets organizations apart.

Sarah fell in love with speechwriting as a student at American University, studying under two former Clinton administration White House writers. In 2009, she became one of the youngest Chief Speechwriters in the U.S. Senate. 

Sarah's expertise in the nonprofit, public, and private sectors in communications, brand, and digital strategy is unmatched. Her creative work has appeared in national magazines, such as Parents and Better Homes and Gardens, and in nonprofit creative campaigns around the globe. Her philosophy on life is simple (and inspired by Kid President): "Wake up every day trying to  be just a little more awesome than the day before." 


  • Founder & Chief Communications Officer, Indivisible

  • VP, Communications, Junior Achievement

  • Chief Speechwriter/Communications Director, U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX)

  • Chief Speechwriter/Digital Strategist, U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA)

  • Consultant, Accenture

  • BA, Communications, Law, Economics, and Government (American University)

  • Certified in User Experience Design

  • Hootsuite Certified Professional

  • Certified in Google Analytics

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Kate McNulty spent more than a decade helping nonprofit organizations learn the intricacies of the federal funding process in order to increase their chances of success in what continues to be a highly competitive market. Kate has a strong background in grant writing as well as an uncanny ability to identify growth opportunities. Kate oversees business development and research for Atrómitos and brings these skills and expertise to Atrómitos’ partners.

Kate knows that much is possible through steadfast drive and copious amounts of elbow grease. Taking the impossible and helping to scale it to the possible is one of her specialties. Kate brings vast experience providing leadership and growth opportunities for clinical and education programs for diverse health care systems. Kate’s experience with corporate healthcare compliance and healthcare research compliance heightens her ability to streamline internal policy and procedure, and ensure commitment to ethical practices.


  • BA of History (University of Connecticut)

  • MA of American History (Trinity College)

  • Certified in Healthcare Compliance and Healthcare Research Compliance

  • Director of Development and Philanthropy, Hartford Healthcare Behavioral Health Network

  • Chief of Staff, Director of Compliance and Ethics, Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS)

  • Congressional Aide and Grants Administrator, U.S. Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman

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Brea Neri is a nonprofit communications and marketing professional with experience driving all aspects of an organization’s communications strategy and delivering creative and engaging solutions across brand identity, print, digital, and social media. 

Brea is a people-centered creator with a focus on possibilities and a contagious enthusiasm for new ideas, people, and activities. She first found her passion for storytelling and design as a student at Juniata College in central Pennsylvania. While there, she honed her skills as a communicator through intense, honors coursework and various on-campus activities including working in the campus Marketing Department and serving as the Head Layout Editor for the student newspaper, The Juniatian.

Brea's specialties include writing for print, web and social media, graphic and web design, grammar and editing, digital and e-mail marketing, branding and content creation.


  • BA, Communication and Politics, Magna Cum Laude (Juniata College)

  • Web & Communications Coordinator, Gonzaga College High School

  • Chair, N Street Village Impact Committee

  • Senior Manager, Communications, Junior Achievement of Greater Washington

  • Media Relations and Advocacy Intern, NAFSA: Association of International Educators

  • Media Relations Associate, Juniata College Marketing Department

  • Child Sponsorship and Donor Relations Intern, Dalit Freedom Network

  • Political Communication Intern, European Parliamentarian Roberta Metsola of Malta

  • Political Assistant Intern, Pennsylvania State Representative Frank Burns

  • Head Design Editor, The Juniatian Newspaper

  • Hootsuite Certified Professional

  • Certified in Google Analytics

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Sherry Smardon
Research Associate

Sherry is a researcher, writer, and marketer with over 10 years’ experience in the tourism industry, marketing a capital city for the Greater Hartford Tourism District. 

She currently manages philanthropy and community benefits for a number of organizations in the non-profit healthcare industry. She is well versed in all aspects of donor relations including engagement and stewardship and is skilled at conducting community health needs assessments and community health improvement planning sessions.

Sherry’s specialties include research, event planning, donor relations, meeting management, grant writing, tracking community benefits, union negotiations, data entry, and graphic design.


  • BS, Tourism with a concentration in Marketing (University of New Hampshire)

  • Manager for Philanthropy and Community Benefits, Natchaug Hospital and Rushford/Hartford HealthCare

  • Marketing Director, Greater Hartford Tourism District

  • Chair and Board Member, Scotland Elementary School Board of Education