Ann E. Brewer

Board of Visitors

Ann E. Brewer, an alumna of the school, was the director of the Executive Secretariat in the Immediate Office of the Director at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) prior to her retirement in 2016. After receiving her baccalaureate degree in nursing from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, she held administrative and staff positions in hospitals and home health care agencies. Prior to moving to Washington, DC in 2002, Brewer worked as the female health coordinator for the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. She also served on the Wisconsin Board of Nursing for seven years and was the chairperson in 2000 and 2001. Additionally, she held an adjunct faculty position at the UW–Madison School of Nursing from 1995 to 1998. Prior to her retirement, Brewer was an active member of the Council of the Federal Executive Secretariats, serving as vice chair in 2009 and chair in 2010. She was a member of the Friends of Patients at the NIH Board of Directors, where she served as its second vice president for several years. Brewer also serves on the Board of Visitors for the UW School of Medicine and Public Health “Initiative to End Alzheimer’s Disease.  She is currently a volunteer for Agrace Hospice Care in Madison, WI. She has been a speaker at national, state, and local health associations, as well as legislative hearings.