Ann is a Consumer Advocate for ThriveRx and the parent of a 19 year old son with chronic health issues. She recognizes the importance of providing teachable moments for children growing up with chronic health needs and guiding them to independence. She has advocated for parenteral and enteral consumers as an OLEY volunteer regional coordinator. As an CA she supports HPEN consumers and has developed transition materials for parents of children requiring nutrition support. Ann has presented on transitioning youth on HPEN at OLEY, AGMD and ASPEN. She has shared the perspective of consumer/caregiver at ASPEN and to other professionals, students and industry leaders in the parenteral and enteral nutrition field. Ann holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois.