We are thrilled to welcome Anne Farrell-Sheffer to HealthierHere as our first Director of Community Information Exchange (CIE) and Care Coordination!
Anne brings to this role a significant amount of leadership experience in the health and social services fields. In HealthierHere’s early days, Anne was involved in the Community and Consumer Voice Committee of our Governing Board and has shared her excitement to be re-joining HealthierHere in this work. Most recently, she has been leading the Community Workforce and Partnerships Section at the Washington State Department of Health and has been instrumental in developing opportunities for advancing community health workers’ role in improving health and wellness outcomes.
We are thrilled that she will bring this depth and breadth of experience and knowledge to HealthierHere as we grow and evolve the Connect2 Community Network and champion care coordination system transformation.
Learn more about Anne in her own words below:
What are you most looking forward to working with HealthierHere and our partners?
I believe very deeply in community-centered systems change. The work of the Community Information Exchange (CIE) will change how people identify and connect with resources. I believe through community-informed processes the CIE will improve health outcomes, grow shared understanding of community health priorities and highlight the roots of community needs.
What drives your passion for this work?
For me, centering community and leading with equity are core to me being my best self. My work at HealthierHere is a chance for me to live these values as I work in support of the communities that have given so much to me and my family. Together with my colleagues, I am grateful to work to improve systems and support all residents of King County in being their healthiest selves.
What is something about you that others might not know?
I love to laugh; I think most things go better with a little humor infused. I am always reading at least 2 books, I love baking, jamming fruits, moving my body (running, kettlebells, HIIT), and most of all I love being with my family.
Want to learn more about Anne and other HealthierHere’s staff member’s backgrounds and expertise? Visit our “Team” page.