Anna Lemler

Network Manager, GARE

Anna Lemler is a nonprofit manager and racial equity professional with a background in youth development, community organizing, restorative justice, and program and policy design.

Most recently, Anna served in the Racial Equity Analyst role for Washtenaw County where she led the county-wide efforts to implement a racial equity framework into all practices, policies and procedures of government, including the design and implementation of the first Racial Equity Office. For 10 years prior to this, Anna led staff and programming for youth development programs such as in her roles as Program Director of Trail Blazers Camps, Program Manager at iMentor-NYC, and as a restorative justice consultant to educators. Anna is currently the Network Manager for Race Forward’s project The Government Alliance on Race and Equity (GARE) to advance racial equity in government nationally. Additionally, Anna serves as the manager for the Michigan Juvenile Justice Youth Advisory Board.

Anna loves to swim in lakes, sing loudly, and host potlucks. She received her MSW in social policy and program evaluation from The University of Michigan.