Anita’s background in healthcare, business development and community relations, brings a unique skillset to the firm. She has proven adept at quickly learning client issues and navigating Florida’s political process, utilizing an in-depth understanding of policy and ability to leverage a network of relationships.

Anita joined the firm from Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, after relocating from Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore as part of the hospital integration in 2012. At Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, Anita managed government relations activities at the local, state and federal levels, working to successfully advocate for the hospital’s policy and budgetary agenda. Accordingly, she has an extensive understanding of health care policy and has built relationships at all levels of government throughout the Tampa Bay region.

Anita’s expertise also extends to business development and community relations, having facilitated numerous strategic partnerships with private-sector companies, non-profit organizations and governmental agencies throughout her time with the hospital. Anita began her career as a legislative assistant for a mental health organization in Washington, D.C.

Born and raised in Maryland, Anita received her degree in communications from Susquehanna University and holds a Master of Public Administration from Rutgers University. She and her husband, Ben, live in St. Petersburg with their two rescue dachshunds, and enjoy swimming, hiking and exploring new places. Anita spends her volunteer time serving on the Board of PACE Center for Girls Pinellas.