As Vice President of Program Planning and Evaluation, Ann Hilbig leads the department engaged in research, program design, grant development, and evaluation. With the understanding that the most important asset in any community is its people, she has worked to ensure that Neighborhood Centers’ asset-based approach to community development is incorporated into all of our programs.
In her 30-year tenure with the Agency, Hilbig has held a number of positions, beginning as an intake worker in the Agency’s child care subsidy program. Since joining the Executive Team in 2001, Hilbig has held responsibility for program operations in every division of Neighborhood Centers. Her accomplishments include: the opening of charter schools; development of innovative models of collaboration for early childhood programs; launching evidence-based health promotion programs for older adults; and the design and implementation of a compassionate case management response to disasters known as Stay Connected.
Hilbig serves on the National Council of Advisors for the Center for Engagement and Neighborhood Building at the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, and is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Social Work program at the University of Houston Downtown. She is the Past President of the Houston Area Association for the Education of Young Children and former Board Chair of the Texas Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies.
She is a 2005 graduate of Leadership Texas, in 2006 was named Alumni of the Year for the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, and in 2008 received the Lifetime Commitment to Children award from the Houston Area Association for the Education of Young Children.
Hilbig is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of St. Mary’s Dominican College in New Orleans and obtained her Master of Social Work degree at the University of Houston. She is a Licensed Master Social Worker.