Ms. Battaglieri is the director of Communications, Corporate Citizenship and Philanthropy for Delta Dental of Michigan, Indiana and Ohio which includes the Delta Dental Foundation.  Prior to assuming her position at Delta Dental, Ms. Battaglieri was the executive director of the Great Lakes Center for Education Research and Practice, whose mission is to disseminate academic research to inform education policy and to provide resources for education reform advocacy. 
In addition, she served as a special advisor to the president of the 160,000 member Michigan Education Association, where she  coordinated initiatives related to tax policy, leadership development, political action, and training.  Ms. Battaglieri received her BA from Michigan State University where she also did post-graduate work.