Ann directs UPD’s organizational transformation work, helping clients identify, navigate, and sustain large change initiatives in the public sector. She also directs UPD’s public sector equity projects that fall outside the traditional education scope. All of her work centers on how we can better use data to improve people’s lives. And key to the success of this data work is addressing the human side of the transformation equal to the attention on system and process improvements. To support this goal, she has helped clients place greater emphasis on early and frequent stakeholder engagement, thoughtful vision of change articulation, data governance improvements, and quality user adoption approaches.
Recent projects include a year-long organizational transformation project with the New Mexico Public Education Department’s IT division and continuous improvement implementation for nine turnaround schools in Virginia.
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. She also worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture on their low-income nutrition programs.
Ann holds a Master of Public Policy from the University of California at Berkeley and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Oberlin College.