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Policy Director
Candace DeMatteis has served as the Policy Director for the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) since January 2008. PFCD is committed to both raising awareness of the human and economic toll non-communicable diseases exact and highlighting solutions that addressing these challenges equitably for all affected.
As the Policy Director, Mrs. DeMatteis is responsible for monitoring and shaping health policy relating to NCD prevention and management, including many aspects of health reforms needed and their implementation relating to enhancing health across the lifespan.
Mrs. DeMatteis brings more than 20 years of public policy experience to PFCD. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from North Carolina State University, and received her Juris Doctor and Master of Public Health degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is also an adjunct faculty member of the University of North Carolina-Charlotte College of Health and Human Services.