Anne has been a paramedic for 19 years and currently works in San Diego. In 2010, she led the formal implementation of one of the first Community Paramedic programs in the country, which was later highlighted as an innovation by the U.S. Health and Human Services Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. In addition, Anne has advised over 25 community paramedic programs across the United States during their program implementation.
With a B.S. in Applied Physics and an inclination toward technology and data modeling, Anne believes in patient-centered care that uses technology to mitigate risk and expand capacity to serve. Anne pioneered technology within her agency that uses analytics to identify vulnerable 911 callers in real-time. This technology has been adopted by Community Paramedic programs in other regions of the United States to facilitate crisis intervention and outreach. Anne has also served as a resource to multiple federal agencies involved in first responder technologies and is a current member of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate’s First Responder Group.
For her service, Anne has received two awards from the State of California EMS Authority—a Community Service Award in 2010, and an Innovation in EMS Award in 2015. She was also awarded Paramedic of the Year within her agency in 2012 and First Responder of the Year by the San Diego mental health community in 2015.