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 Program Manager for Child & Adolescent Health, Anna leads a project aimed at supporting and improving collaboration among Title V, MIECHV, and Early Childhood Systems programs. She also serves as a staff member of the Adolescent & Young Adult National Resource Center and supports implementation of the Center’s Adolescent & Young Adult Behavioral Health CoIIN. Anna serves on the advisory boards of the Association of State Public Health Nutritionist-led Children’s Healthy Weight State Capacity Building project and the WIC Developmental Monitoring Project (Learn the Signs. Act Early.)
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!)