Ann M. McMikel

Chief Development Officer

Mrs. McMikel is a global leader with extensive experience in nonprofit management, strategic planning, advocacy, communications, volunteer engagement, and fundraising. As the Vice President of Global Partnerships and Planning at the American Cancer Society, she helped to establish and implement a global program that focused on women’s cancer, pain control, tobacco control, and civil society capacity building in low-and middle-income countries. She has successfully managed high-level global relationships with multilateral organizations to make cancer and other noncommunicable diseases a global health and development priority, including partnerships with the World Health Organization, UN agencies, the corporate sector and a broad range of civil society organizations in the developing world, including Africa, Latin America and India.

Prior to joining BWHI, Ann served as the founding executive director of Step Up in Atlanta, GA where she was responsible for implementing Step Up’s mission to propel girls from under-resourced communities to fulfill their potential. During her tenure, Step Up served over 150 teen girls and secured financial support from donors and partners throughout the philanthropic, educational and professional communities within Atlanta.

Ann is a proud first-generation college graduate and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Spelman College in Atlanta, GA, and a Masters degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism in Evanston, IL. Ann lives in Atlanta with her husband and two teenage sons.