Announcing our New Executive Director
The Board of Directors of the Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas, Inc. (AAAPP) is pleased to announce the hiring of its new Executive Director, Ann Marie Winter. She will be joining us on July 19, 2017.
Getting to Know Ann Marie
Ann Marie was the Chief Operating Officer, Specialized Programs at Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services, AAAPP’s Lead Agency in Pinellas County. In her nine year tenure there, she oversaw the organization’s daily operations, led its advocacy and policy efforts and helped expand the agency to its current 67 programs, 550 staff and $33,000,000 budget. She has 24 years of experience working with complex domestic and multi-national social service and humanitarian organizations.
Prior to joining Gulf Coast, Ann Marie was the Regional Director of the US Refugee Resettlement Program based in Nairobi Kenya where she and her team of 165 staff assisted over 20,000 refugees resettle from sub-Saharan Africa to the United States every year. Prior postings to Switzerland, Gabon, Turkey, Bosnia and Croatia afforded her the opportunity to work with marginalized and vulnerable populations including the elderly from war torn countries.
Ann Marie was the Chairwoman of the Board of Chesed Home Care, a social enterprise venture established to provide companion and home care services to the elderly in the Tampa Bay area. She was a member of the Policy Committee of a national Elder Services Advisory Board that crafted language adopted by the Administration for Community Living for use by programs serving Holocaust survivors. Ann Marie received her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from New York University and speaks French and Croatian fluently.
Ann Marie lives in Tampa Bay with her husband and son.