Anne has a degree in English Writing from Gallaudet University and a certificate in Graphic Design from Normandale Community College. Her past work experience includes indexing and abstracting e-learning databases; interpreter referral and quality assurance; coordinating training workshops; website content development and editing; newsletter releases, and professional writing and transcription services. Anne has volunteered for Minnesota Association of Deaf Citizens (MADC), Registry of Interpreter for the Deaf Region III, and the Minnesota Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (MRID) in the past, which helped her get to know Minnesota's signing community very well.
At MNCDHH, Anne serves as the lead for developing and implementing our statewide communication plan. If you have received our newsletters, videos, and social media posts, she is the lady behind the curtain. Anne is also responsible for MNCDHH's website and various sub-sites. As a devout accessibility advocate, Anne advises various organizations and individuals about how to make sure their content is accessible to people who are deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing. Anne also works on accessible emergency communications. For example, she worked with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety and Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Division on the statewide Text-to-911 rollout. In addition, she advised the Governor's Office and the Minnesota Department of Public Safety on providing certified and qualified sign language interpreters and closed captioning during emergency broadcasts, which was added to their emergency procedures.
Anne is a member of the Minnesota Association of Deaf Citizens (MADC) and the Minnesota Association of Government Communicators (MAGC). She regularly attends the MN.IT Accessibility Coordinators meetings and the State Design Leadership meetings.