Ana Maria De La Rosa
State Advocacy Manager, Substance Use Disorders project
Ana Maria De La Rosa serves as a State Advocacy Manager for the Substance Use Disorders project, supporting Community Catalyst’s partners in integrating substance use disorders perspectives into Medicaid expansion advocacy through technical assistance involving coalition building and maintenance, grassroots organizing, and designing and implementing successful health advocacy campaigns.
Prior to working at Community Catalyst, Ana’s work has focused on dismantling systems of oppression, particularly in communities of color. Her work experience includes leadership roles with Mi Familia Vota and Jobs With Justice, as well as serving two years in the U.S. Peace Corps as a Community Health Volunteer in Peru. Ana’s background in community organizing, advocacy, and elevating the voices of marginalized communities allows her to connect her own lived experiences with her work and her calling.
Ana holds a Master’s Degree in Health Advocacy from Sarah Lawrence College and a Bachelor’s from the University of Central Florida. She calls Orlando home, loves to travel, spend time outdoors and cuddle up with her pup Grace.
Community Catalyst works to ensure consumer interests are represented wherever important decisions about health and the health system are made: in communities, courtrooms, statehouses and on Capitol Hill.