Anna Strong

Executive Director, Arkansas Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics Little Rock, Arkansas

Anna Strong is the executive director of the Arkansas Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (ARAAP), the state’s membership organization for pediatricians. In this role, she leads policy and advocacy initiatives and engages members in statewide programs that promote child health and health care quality.

Before joining ARAAP, she served as executive director of child advocacy and public health at Arkansas Children’s Hospital, where she led clinical and community health outreach initiatives reaching all 75 counties, and convened the Natural Wonders Partnership Council, a coalition focused on improving child health. Other past roles include director of health care policy at Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, where she led Medicaid-related policy work and contributed to Arkansas’s successful effort to extend Medicaid to low-income adults and establish its health insurance marketplace. She was also a decision support analyst at Acxiom.

She serves on the board of directors of the School-Based Health Alliance and Harmony Health Clinic. Anna is a graduate of the dual Public Service and Public Health Masters programs at the Clinton School of Public Service and the UAMS College of Public Health. She received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Hendrix College in Conway.