Anne Ekedahl (De Biasi), MHA

Retired Director of Policy Development
Trust for America’s Health

Anne Ekedahl (De Biasi), MHA, is Director of Policy Development at the Trust for America’s Health (TFAH), a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to saving lives by protecting the health of every community and working to make disease prevention a national priority. She is responsible for defining the agenda and general strategy associated with the organization’s goal to create a modernized, accountable public health system and to integrate prevention into a reforming health care delivery and financing system. Prior to joining TFAH, Ms. Ekedahl served as the first Director of Child Health Policy and Advocacy at Nemours; Director of Public Policy at the National Breast Cancer Coalition; and, as the Director of the Children’s Dental Health Project. Prior to that, she served as the President and CEO of the Oak Orchard Community Health Center and was a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow who worked as health care staff for U.S. Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle.

Ms. Ekedahl received her BA from the University of Virginia and graduated at the top of her class from the MHA Program at the Medical College of Virginia. She is a graduate of Leadership Rochester and was recognized with a “40 under 40 Award” from the Rochester Business Journal. Ms. Ekedahl chaired the board of a faith-based non-profit focused on HIV and hepatitis awareness, prevention and harm reduction.