Dom Bio

profile imageDominic Cappello is a New York Times bestselling author, Oprah guest, and TEDx Conference curator with decades of experience advocating for health, safety and education. He has a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in Language and Communication from Regis University. He began his work in public service as a health educator in Seattle’s juvenile detention facility. He worked for the New Mexico Department of Health Epidemiology and Response Division and the New Mexico Child Protective Services Research, Assessment and Data Bureau, where he collaborated with Casey Family Programs to co-develop the Data Leaders for Child Welfare program, implemented with leaders in New York City, Connecticut and New Mexico. Cappello is the creator of the Ten Talks book series on family safety that gained a national audience when he discussed his work on The Oprah Winfrey Show. His book Anna, Age Eight: The data-driven prevention of childhood trauma and maltreatment (co-authored by Katherine Ortega Courtney, PhD) is serving as the catalyst for a new result-focused phase in the prevention of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) throughout the nation. He serves on the Southwest Indian Polytechnic Institute Liberal Studies Advisory board and advocates for a systematic approach to ensuring safe childhoods through his work as co-director of the Anna, Age Eight Institute.