Christel Marchand Aprigliano


Christel Marchand Aprigliano serves as Chair of the Leadership Council’s Advocacy Committee. She is an international speaker, nonprofit executive, and diabetes advocate, having lived with Type 1 diabetes since 1983. After several years in client engagement roles for multinational organizations, she turned her expertise to diabetes advocacy. As the former CEO of the Diabetes Patient Advocacy Coalition (DPAC), Aprigliano focused on U.S. federal and state diabetes policy issues in the areas of safety, quality, and access. She is a frequent guest panelist on Congressional briefings related to diabetes and advises other organizations on ways to engage policymakers and patients for effective dialogues.

In addition to providing patient advocacy insights for panels at the International Diabetes Federation, FDA, The Atlantic, Diabetes Technology Society, Havas Health and BBK Global, she has been the keynote speaker for the World Congress Summit on Patient Centricity in Advocacy and Touched By Type 1 conferences. Aprigliano sat on the gubernatorial appointed Florida Diabetes Advisory Council and acts as a peer reviewer for diabetes journals, PCORI, and international grant organizations. Aprigliano is also the founder of The Diabetes Collective, Inc., a nonprofit that provided adults impacted with diabetes a peer facilitated event called The Diabetes UnConference. She holds a BA from McGill University (Montréal, Canada) and a MS from UMUC (Heidelberg, Germany).

Read her interview HERE.