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Anne’s Bio

Anne brings an unparalleled level of expertise to projects, with over 35 years of top level experience in research, planning and evaluation. That level of expertise is paired with the energy of a 30-year-old, and an energy level that is infectious and contagious. She is able to pull out a level of skill and wisdom in her clients that many don’t know is there, and help clients to harness that capacity for practical results that build success and sustainability.

She is an:

  • Energizer
  • Builder
  • Out-of-the Box Systems Thinker
  • Capacity Builder
  • Real-World Researcher and Planner

Anne has developed community needs assessments (CNAs), health plans, and community health needs assessments (CHNAs) for many counties in Northern New Mexico, the State of New Mexico’s Department of Health,  and foundations. She was part of a team conducting a comprehensive gap analysis for Santa Fe County. She’s conducted feasibility studies and research for the New Mexico Association of Grantmakers, Con Alma Health Foundation, State of New Mexico’s Department of Health, the NM Human Services Department, United Way of America, and Blue Cross of California.  Her Health Action Plans have become well used roadmaps for many organizations.

Anne helped communities to develop and expand basic needs services to respond to the budget cuts of the early 1980s, welfare reform in the 1990s, and again with the fiscal crisis in 2008-2012. Her consulting has helped build interagency networks in many communities that provide for more integrated, better funded services. During recent years, she has helped community groups to plan for the growing needs of older adults, and strengthen older adult services. She has helped nonprofits respond to the impact of budget cuts, creating stronger and more effective programs and more diversified funding.  Anne’s planning work with communities has also included working with simulations, which allow community groups to quickly understand and analyze complex issues and trends, develop policies, create funding strategies  — all which build innovative and sustainable solutions.

Anne served as one of a statewide team of evaluators working with NM Behavioral Health Services Department, Optum and the Total Community Approach program. She led an intensive planning and evaluation project for Native American Professional Parent Resources (NAPPR). She provided outcome evaluation training and consulting for United Way of Santa Fe County, United Way of Central New Mexico, United Way of Florida, United Ways of Pinellas and Cocoa Beach Counties and United Way of America’s “Success by Six” and “Teaming for Technology.” She conducted community needs assessments and developed health plans and action plans for Los Alamos County, Rio Arriba County.  She provided evaluation to ArtWorks in the City of Santa Fe, Los Alamos Community Health Council, Rio Arriba Community Health Council, and Las Cumbres Community Services. She has been involved in a wide range of capacity building projects for community networks, government agencies and nonprofit networks in New Mexico and Louisiana. And, she has conducted many research projects involving nonprofit capacity building, health system development and community service network development.

She has published widely in the field, including “Managing Multi-Funder Requirements,” New Ventures (1997, rev 2004), reprinted by United Way of America and Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO); and “Benchmarks for Organizational Sustainability,” New Ventures (2004), reprinted by Santa Fe Community Foundation and the NM Department of Health. She contributed to The Economic Impact of Nonprofits in New Mexico, UNM Bureau for Business and Economic Research, 2006); She has presented papers to Independent Sector (IS) and the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR), which were published in juried journals; and co-authored a chapter on systemic crisis in the nonprofit sector in Social Policy & Aging: A Critical Perspective, by Carroll L. Estes and associates, (Sage Publications, 2001). Anne has two Masters Degrees, and completed all coursework (ABD) for her Ph.D. in nonprofit organizational development.

With over 35 years of experience in the field, Anne brings unparalleled expertise to community projects. She involves a number of other consultants in projects as needed, through a network called the Community Health Consulting Group.