Ann has expertise in public sector organizational transformation, strategic planning, process re-engineering, and performance management. All of this work centers on using data to drive action, which often begins by increasing access to and understanding of the data. Most recently, she managed a comprehensive organizational transformation of the New Mexico Public Education Department’s IT Division, including the implementation of a data governance structure and new project management office. Other recent projects include organizational assessments for Prince George’s County Public Schools and Fayette County Public Schools, the implementation of a performance management process (Stat) for nine Virginia turnaround schools, and system user adoption for Baltimore City Schools. Ann also facilitated a multitude of strategic plans for a wide spectrum of organizations such as the Baltimore Community Foundation, Newark’s Department of Economic and Housing Development, and the Parks and People Foundation.

Prior to joining UPD, Ann worked for the City Administrator of the District of Columbia implementing strategic initiatives for employment services, transportation, public works, and libraries, and led performance improvement projects for DC’s Office of the State Superintendent of Education.

Ann holds a Master of Public Policy from the University of California at Berkeley and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Oberlin College.