Anna joined PAL as Executive Director in July 2022.
She is from Clark County and graduated from Columbia River High School. She went to college at Western Washington University and University of Hawaii at Manoa. Anna has a master’s in social work from Portland State University and is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Washington.
Anna has worked in social services for over 20 years and specializes in acute populations. She previously worked for Clark County Sheriff’s Office in the Jail Reentry Program as well as Clark County Therapeutic Specialty Courts. Additionally she has worked with children and youth and has additional expertise engaging persons with trauma and/or complex behavioral health needs.
Anna is a Leadership Clark County Graduate, Class of 2016, and remains involved with LCC. She also mentors MSW students through Portland State University.
For fun Anna is a federal grant reviewer (yes this sentence is correct) and an avid baker. Anna brings treats to people she likes and is open to requests. She enjoys hiking and yoga. Anna does her best to keep up with her spouse, young child and rescue dog.