Ann was born in Northwestern Michigan and grew up with 5 siblings, a family of entrepreneurs, world travelers, scientists, and teachers.
She first learned meditation when she was 17 years old, then began studying Reiki and yoga soon after. At Binghamton University, Ann completed bachelor's degrees in Art & International Studies, and Nursing. During that time, she founded Perspectives International, a not-for-profit organization fostering international exchange and education.
With a desire to effect lasting and positive change in healthcare through policy, sheattended Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health where she earned her MPH in Health Policy and Administration. After graduating, Ann
AGPC Nurse Practitioner, Board Certified
was selected to serve as Chief of Staff to the President and CEO of Visiting Nurse Service of New York, the nation's largest not-for-profit home care and hospice provider also administering managed Medicare and Medicaid insurance plans. During this time, Ann researched and led implementation of the Lillian Wald Ambassadors Program, which leveraged quality measures in the Affordable Care Act to integrate Human Caring Science into nursing practice and improve patient care. She completed her MSN degree at Hunter College in New York City, one of the country's most diverse and rigorous nursing programs.
After years of studying yoga, health, health systems & policy, and integrative medicine, Ann will offer you her insights on integrative health in the modern healthcare system.