Anne Marie "Annie" Maertens
Empathy | Innovation | equity
Annie serves as our Hispanic Alliance Director of Development, cultivating relationships with investors, philanthropists, and institutions to support our vision of a “vibrant and inclusive community where everyone has access to opportunities for success and prosperity.” She first connected with Hispanic Alliance as a volunteer with our Community Health Team in 2016, and was subsequently elected to the team chair position in 2018 before assuming her current role. Annie has nearly twenty years of combined experience in advocacy, public speaking, healthcare and public policy, community relations, and nonprofit and State governance.
She earned her undergraduate degree from Clemson and her master’s degree in Social Work from the University of South Carolina-Columbia. Before graduate school, she spent seven years in the Governor’s Office of Executive Policy and Programs - Division of Foster Care Review, providing an external system of accountability and advocating for better outcomes for foster children. Immediately following graduation from USC, Annie accepted a role leading a nonprofit offering cultural, educational, and recreational adventures to children with Adverse Childhood Experiences.
Prior to joining our team, Annie spent five years as the director of a population health department funded by The Duke Endowment at Prisma Health. In that role, Annie led data-informed solutions to healthcare access and social determinants of health through innovative collaborations with health system and community leaders.
She contributes her passion and activism as board member for the American Heart Association, Greenville Literacy Association, Greenville Chautauqua, Nicholtown Child & Family Collaborative, and Fostering Great Ideas (FGI). Annie also served on the board of The Family Effect with the goal to reduce addiction as the leading cause of family collapse in Greenville.
Annie was recognized as one of Greenville’s Best & Brightest Under 35 in 2014, and was selected to Class 43 of Leadership Greenville in 2016. In 2018, she was recognized as one of the “Most Beautiful Women in the Upstate,” due to her commitment to improving the community.