Anne Woodbury

Executive Director, Advocates for Opioid Recovery

As Executive Director of Advocates for Opioid Recovery, Anneworks with the AOR team to break down barriers to long term addiction recovery.Launched in 2016 with advisors former Speaker Newt Gingrich, former CongressmanPatrick J. Kennedy, and #Cut50 founder and CNN commentator, Van Jones, AOR hasfour strategic pillars: educating on evidence-based recovery options; enforcingmental health parity; criminal justice reform; provider capacity building. A24-year D.C. veteran, she is a recognized healthcare strategist having workedfor companies, organizations and political leaders to design and executemultifaceted communication campaigns that incite transformational change. Annealso co-owns a bipartisan strategic healthcare communications agency, CURAStrategies, based in Arlington, VA. Anne began her career working with formerSpeaker Gingrich, with whom she co-authored the book “Saving Lives & SavingMoney: Transforming Health and Healthcare”. She was also on the founding teamof the Center for Health Transformation, a diverse coalition group dedicated toadvancing health reform that was market-based, information-rich andpatient-centered.