Annie is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) serving on the JFK Mental Health Team since 2017. At JFK, Annie primarily focuses on prevention programming including comprehensive health education, suicide prevention, marijuana/drug education, and mindfulness/wellness at the universal and targeted intervention levels.
Annie also co-leads weekly social-emotional lessons for JFK’s Multi-Intensive (MI) and Multi-Intensive Severe (MI-S) students with JFK’s speech-language pathologist. Annie also serves as the Wellness Coordinator for the JFK Football team, providing weekly mental health and wellness programming for JFK’s student athletes. Finally, Annie created and leads the JFK Resource Room (affectionately known as the “Mini Wal-Mart). This room provides school supplies, clothing, hygiene and other essential products to all JFK students and families free of charge.
A native of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Annie has worked with adolescents in a variety of capacities. These include providing therapy at an outpatient child/adolescent psychiatric hospital, teaching 7th grade sex education, counseling ELL high school students, as well as creating a comprehensive health education curriculum for an after-school program. Annie received a dual Master’s in Social Work (MSW) and Master’s in Public Health (MPH) from Columbia University. Prior to graduate school, Annie worked as a health policy aide for U.S. Senator Patty Murray and later as a lobbyist for the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association in Washington D.C. She lives in Parker with her family and loves reading, outdoors, and travel (fun fact: she has visited all 50 states!)