Ann has nearly 20 years experience working in the nonprofit sector. Her early professional career includes ten years in the private sector, spent in some of the largest commercial banks in the world, working on complicated credit transactions. She began working with non-profits nearly twenty years ago, and comes to Oakland Ballet with solid experience in fund development, as well as previous Executive Director experience with organizations in significant transition periods.
Ann founded and built a successful non-profit consulting business, annSwers, which assisted a broad variety of arts organizations in individual donor development, major donor cultivation, strategic planning, special event production, organizational branding, and more. annSwers clients included many well-regarded arts and education organizations in the Bay Area.
For many years, Ann has volunteered her time in community efforts to improve the lives of those without their own voice. She served on the Board of SAGE (Standing Against Global Exploitation) and was a past Board Member of The Harvey Milk Institute.
She currently lives in San Francisco with her 14-year old daughter Alexandra Thanh Ha, adopted from Vietnam as an infant, and is currently a freshman at Lowell High School in San Francisco.