Interim Executive Director
Ann brings to Funders Together more than 25 years of program development, management and leadership experience in the non-profit, quasi-governmental and public sectors. As an independent consultant or member of a consulting team, Ann brings to her work a spirit of collaboration and positive engagement along with a focus on results.
Prior to the launch of her consulting practice, she served as Chief Operating Officer and Interim Executive Director of the Melville Charitable Trust, where she led the organization through an unplanned executive transition following the unexpected death of the founding executive director. During her tenure she advanced the Trust’s real estate strategy in a disinvested neighborhood of Hartford, Connecticut, improved property performance, introduced asset management functions, and oversaw the historic rehabilitation of an older residential property into non-profit office space.
Prior positions include Senior Vice President of Mercy Housing’s National Development Consulting Practice; Interim COO for the acquisition of the Lakefront Supportive Housing portfolio by Mercy Housing; VP for Community Services for Lakefront Supportive Housing; Director of Community Services for the Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency, and Associate Director of the City of Boston’s Office of Jobs and Community Services. From time to time during the last fifteen years she completed additional consulting assignments consistent with her professional expertise.
Ann holds a master’s degree in education from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University. As a Children and Family Fellow, she is a standing member of the Children and Family Fellowship Network of the Annie E. Casey Foundation.