Background & Bio
Anna’s career in public health began in 2010 when she served as a student peer health educator at Virginia Tech where she earned her undergraduate degrees in Biological Sciences and Human Nutrition, Foods, & Exercise. After earning her undergraduate degrees, Anna attended the University of Florida to complete her Masters in Public Health with a concentration in Social and Behavioral Sciences. She has experience working in the local health department setting both in the states of Florida and Virginia. In Florida, Anna served as a public health policy specialist focused on tobacco prevention and in Virginia she served as a Senior Nutritionist & Site Supervisor for a local Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) clinic. Anna joined AMCHP’s Child & Adolescent Health team in 2017.
My Current Work
As the Senior Specialist for Child & Adolescent Health Systems Building, Anna oversees efforts to support improved collaboration among key Federal early childhood investments, including Title V MCH, Home Visiting, and Early Childhood Systems programs using systems-change approaches. She also serves as the AMCHP Liaison to HRSA’s Region 5 states (Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin) and leads the AMCHP-supported Title V Block Grant Coordinator’s Network. Finally, Anna applies her systems-building expertise to support AMCHP’s work and membership in the areas of adolescent and young adult health and increasing access to nutritious foods across the lifespan.
Ask Me About
Aligning resources for more impactful early childhood systems, adolescent & young adult health, mental health, food justice, my favorite books, and my hairless dog (her name is Peppa!)