CEC Staff

Kathleen Daniel

Kathleen Daniel has served the City of New York for nearly a decade – most recently, throughout the pandemic as the Director of Community Engagement for NYC Test & Trace, the largest city-wide contact tracing operation in the nation, where she led a Team of 700 tracers visiting the sick and their close contacts daily to stop the spread of COVID-19. She has a track record of success in leading large scale operations and Teams through crisis to high performance and brings her expertise as a grass-roots organizer and a marketing communications professional to develop strategies to reach underserved communities.

Kathleen Daniel joined the de Blasio Administration as Field Director for NYC Census 2020 – then the largest outreach initiative ever conducted by the City, as well as the most robust census-related campaign led by any other city in the country. Before taking on this role, Kathleen served for several years as the first-ever Outreach Director in the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President under Eric L. Adams' tenure.

Recognized in the inaugural "Community Engagement Power 50" list by City & State New York, Kathleen strives to give back to the community. She is a veteran of multiple congressional, state, local and issue-based campaigns and a highly sought after, multi-lingual speaker. Kathleen has been an advocate on behalf of survivors of domestic violence and has also led multiple large-scale protests for various issues including school choice, affordable housing, voting rights, and union representation for fast food and retail workers.

A lifelong Brooklyn resident and mother of two, Kathleen is passionate about educating, informing, and organizing to effect change that positively impacts New Yorkers and amplifies the voices of those who traditionally have not been heard.