State Strategies Manager
As a State Strategies Manager in the Food Assistance Division at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Ana Hicks supports state non-profit organizations in their efforts to strengthen and improve the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
Prior to joining the Center in November 2016, Hicks 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, supporting seniors to live independently in their homes, and addressing the state’s drug crisis. Prior to that, she worked as a senior policy analyst at Maine Equal Justice Partners, where she worked to strengthen Maine’s critical safety net programs.
Hicks has also worked for the Alameda County Community Food Bank, the Children’s Defense Fund, and RESULTS.
She has a master’s degree in Urban Policy and Child Development from Tufts University.