Daniela Gilbert


Daniela Gilbert directs Vera’s Redefining Public Safety initiative to design, strengthen, and invest in civilian public safety ecosystems. She brings more than 15 years of experience in community safety, system transformation, and change management to her role.

Before joining Vera in 2020, Daniela directed justice initiatives in the New York City Mayor’s Office of Community Mental Health, implementing programs and policy to increase behavioral health care access and equity. In 2011, she co-founded the California Partnership for Safe Communities and partnered with community, civic, and criminal justice leaders on gun violence and incarceration reduction in 10 California cities.

In 2015, Daniela received a certificate of recognition from then-attorney general for the state of California Kamala Harris for developing trainings for law enforcement.

Daniela holds a BA in sociology with a Spanish language citation from Harvard College and an MPA from New York University’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.