Policy Director, Human Services
Ana Hicks is Policy Director, Human Services, in the Governor’s Office of Policy Innovation and the Future. In her role, Ana helps to direct and facilitate the work of the Children’s Cabinet, the Cabinet on Aging, and implenetation of the Ending Hunger by 2030 plan. Prior to GOPIF, Ana worked for the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, where she provided policy advice and technical assistance to state-level non-profit organizations across the country to support their efforts to strengthen and improve the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Prior to that, Ana served for four years as chief of staff to the Speaker of the Maine House where she was responsible for developing and advancing a broad policy agenda that included expanding access to affordable health care and supporting seniors to live independently in their homes. From 2004 - 2012, she was a senior policy analyst at Maine Equal Justice Partners where she worked to strengthen Maine’s critical anti-poverty programs. Ana began her career as a field organizer for the Children's Defense Fund. She has a Master’s degree in Urban Policy and Child Development from Tufts University.