Anna currently serves as the Vice President of Government and Payor Relations for the BHCOE. Most notably, Anna successfully passed legislation named after her daughter, Ava, who had been diagnosed with autism. “Ava’s Law” creates access to the diagnosis and treatment for individuals with autism in Georgia regardless of age, funder, or location. Recognized consistently for performance excellence and contributions to the autism field, Anna has over a decade of experience in developing policy and advocating at the state and federal level. Additionally, she has developed payor relations to increase access to quality patient centered care while developing capacity for growth. In 2014 Anna received the Autism Speaks national “Speak Out” award. She has over 8 years of experience integrating acquisitions, developing processes for timely patient intake, and managing multi-site teams for contracting, credentialing. Her perseverance and knowledge in government relations and business development has led to thousands of lives accessing care nationally.