Anne joins the Downtown Women’s Center following a five-year tenure as executive director of Funders Together to End Homelessness, during which she grew the organization into a thriving, nationally recognized organization with close to 200 foundation and United Way members in 36 states, and national affiliates in Los Angeles, San Diego, Houston, Florida, and Canada. As an in-demand speaker on philanthropy’s role in ending major social issues, she has traveled extensively, including on several occasions to the White House to speak on youth and veteran’s homelessness. In addition to working with the First Lady’s Joining Forces Campaign, she has worked closely with the federal administration and the departments of Housing and Urban Development, Health and Human Services, Veterans Affairs, and the Department of Labor to champion support for vulnerable families and individuals in the areas of housing, health, and employment.
Prior to Funders Together, Anne was director of community initiatives for the Oakville Community Foundation and a researcher for United Way of Oakville, specializing in building cross-sector initiatives that create community-wide change. Her previous experience includes running her own consulting firm, which provided training to major corporations in strategic business and communications plans, and working in public relations and corporate communications for Bell Canada, at the time Canada’s largest corporation.
Anne sits on the Advisory Board of the Siemer Institute for Family Stability, focused on improving long-term housing and economic stability for families at risk of homelessness, and on the Board of the Technical Assistance Collaborative (TAC), which focuses at the intersection of affordable housing, health care, and human services policy and systems development.