As associate director, Ann is program lead for the Preventing Epidemics programs and the Nigeria Cardiovascular Health program. Ann brings more than 15 years of experience in domestic and international health policy and advocacy with a focus on increasing access to healthcare coverage and infectious diseases. Most recently, as a Senior Global Health Officer in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Global Affairs, Ann coordinated health policy related to U.S. engagement with the World Health Organization, the Pan American Health Organization, and the United Nations General Assembly. Ann’s work in health policy and advocacy started on Capitol Hill in the U.S. Senate and as a lobbyist representing the National Governors’ Association where she built consensus around HIV-AIDS and universal healthcare coverage policies, work continued in the executive branch at HHS. As a graduate student, she worked with Pact Namibia to improve the delivery of HIV testing, treatment, and prevention services in one of Namibia’s poorest regions. Ann has a Master of Science in Global Health from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Pitzer College, a member of the Claremont Colleges.