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 economic mobility and data governance portfolios. All of her work centers on how we can better use data to improve people’s lives while focusing on the human-side of transformation in really understanding and using information for its best use. To support this goal, she has helped clients place greater emphasis on early and frequent stakeholder listening and engagement, thoughtfully articulate their change vision, target their use and management of data to the outcomes they hope to achieve, and center their change work in inclusivity.
Recent projects include the design of a school-centered housing model for the City of Baltimore, the creation of a national set of data use cases in economic mobility, 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 across agencies, and she 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 Goldman School at the University of California at Berkeley and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Oberlin College