Giving generously of her time and talent has been Ann’s lifelong trademark. In her native country of England, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in foreign languages from Kings College (University of London) and an ACA (accounting) certification while working as audit staff for a major accounting firm. Her husband’s job brought her “across the pond” to the U.S. in 1984, where she focused on raising their children, working part-time, and devoting volunteer talent to numerous community causes. Ann was a founding committee member of a micro-finance project in a church parish in Guatemala, and a founding member of a crisis helpline program, for which she also served as a board secretary and home visitor. She has put her financial skills to work as treasurer for numerous community groups over the years and now runs a monthly money management workshop in an affordable housing facility. Ann also volunteers in multiple roles in literacy programs supporting adults and children in Montgomery County.