Transitions & Community Relations Manager
Anne joined the Walker Methodist family in March 2013. She has a B.A. in History and Economics from the University of Illinois, and a M.A. in Advertising from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. Anne has traveled a long and exciting path to Walker Methodist. Her marketing background and her experience with her 90 year old mother over the last 5 years was essentially an immersion program in skilled nursing and senior living communities for Anne.
As the Transitions and Community Relations Manager, Anne would describe her job as “talking and making friends” – relationship building and community relations. Her job responsibilities are essentially to inform and educate people about the quality of care and unique services offered at the Health Center. She is best known professionally for talking. A lot of talking. She believes the best part of her job is meeting new people and being exposed to new ideas constantly. She loves learning new things and her job offers that on a daily basis.
Without hesitation, the Music & Memory program is what she is most passionate about professionally. She also loves Dancing with Parkinson’s and all integrative care – Healing Touch, aromatherapy, meditation, etc. She is particularly interested in research and studies related to finding a cure for brain disorders.
When not at the Health Center, you can likely find Anne baking, gardening, reading poetry, watching TED talks, and swimming. She likes to spend as much time outside as possible in the summer and just the opposite in the winter. She’s married to an electrical engineer and has three interesting and insightful daughters. In her free time, she enjoys working with kids and volunteering as a DECA judge.