Ann Flagg


Senior Director,Policy and Practice

Ann Flagg, Senior Director of APHSA’s Collaborative Centers for Policy and Practice, joined APHSA in October 2017, overseeing APHSA’s policy and practice work in child welfare, child care, economic assistance, workforce and family supporting systems. Prior to joining APHSA, Ann served in a variety of leadership positions in the Maryland Department of Human Services, providing leadership and process improvement support to the state’s child welfare, economic and emergency assistance, and child support programs, including implementation of high-profile initiatives such as the Affordable Care Act, Title IV-E waiver implementation and Governor Larry Hogan’s Commission on Intergenerational Poverty. Ann also brings more than 10 years of management, program design, performance management, and external affairs in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors, including 3 years of experience implementing performance management systems in community-based homeless services, workforce development, child welfare and behavioral health direct service delivery systems. Ann has an undergraduate degree in sociology from Towson University and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Baltimore.