Our people Anne SimaytisInstructional Designer
Anne Simaytis, M.P.M, is
the instructional designer for Voices for Healthy Kids. She directs and
develops trainings, curriculum, coaching and capacity building to help
communities make lasting change for the health of our kids.
Anne has worked in public affairs, public relations and grassroots advocacy for more than 19 years. She has worked with the American Heart Association leading grassroots campaign engagement and strategic campaign resource development for 12 year prior to joining the Voices for Healthy Kids team in her current role. She has been responsible for managing state and local campaigns with an emphasis on advocate engagement and capacity building. During her tenure she successfully led grassroots campaigns on sugary drink taxes, active transportation funding, physical education requirements, bystander CPR, tobacco control policy and access to healthcare.
Anne’s favorite part of advocacy campaigns is working closely with passionate volunteers to impact changes they desire for their communities through public policies. Anne is most passionate about connecting volunteers to the advocacy process and through their engagement helping them to see how taking small actions can bring huge changes.
Prior to joining the American Heart Association, Anne worked in communications and public affairs for private and publicly traded companies. She holds a master’s in political management from The George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee in journalism and economics.
She resides in Milwaukee, Wis. with her husband and stepdaughter and spends her spare time chasing her two pups, checking off her “foodie” bucket list and pretending to be an expert on HGTV.