Meet Ann


Ann brancato A Healthcare Professional and Community Leader

Ann has been a resident of Long Island's South Shore for more than forty years. As a single mother, she raised three children while building an impressive career, which included leadership roles as a healthcare and human services professional, private business owner, educator, and community leader.

Ann brings a genuine passion for and interest in making a difference in a multitude of settings. She hopes to be able to leverage her vast experience to help her own community. 

Click here to see Ann's full resume or view her career highlights below!

She brings to public service her skills and experience in:

Program Development


  • Ann worked with the AFL-CIO and private corporations to market a groundbreaking Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to help union and non-union workers manage mental and addictive behaviors.


  • Following the Chernobyl disaster, Ann worked with the U.S. Departments of State and Defense and international relief agencies. She assisted with the funding of a groundbreaking telemedicine program to be used nationally and internationally.


  • Throughout her entire career, Ann not only designed and established vital programs but obtained money to cover their costs. She utilized her abilities as a fundraiser and negotiator to raise millions of dollars to pay for the programs she created and found clinical revenue to sustain these programs over the years.


Care for Senior Citizens


  • Ann was appointed to a White House Blue Ribbon Study Commission on Alcoholism and the Elderly and served as the Chair of the NYC's Commission on the Elderly and Alcoholism.


  • Ann developed and implemented a homecare delivery system for homebound seniors that was written into the U. S. Congressional Record.


Early Childhood Intervention


  • Ann designed and implemented a school-based health/social service program for early detection of children at risk for disabilities and the re-evaluation of children in special education.


  • In her position at the American Health Foundation, Ann assisted in collaborations with the Kellogg Corporation to launch a nutritional outreach campaign.


  • While serving as the V.P. of External Affairs and Strategic Planning at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Ann developed a comprehensive rehabilitation program for head and neck cancer patients and created an early intervention program for children to help prevent hearing loss.


Local Economic Development


  • In response to a loss of defense contracts on Long Island, Ann established a consortium comprised of the LI Development Counsel, the LI Forum on Technology [LIFT], and private industry to adapt defense technology for necessary wheelchair innovation and production.


  • Ann spent the last 20 years of her career as the president and founder of her executive search/employment consulting firm, Ann Brancato & Associates.