Ann D. Gross
Chair, Nominating Committee
AD Gross & Company
Ann D. (“Annie”) Gross is a geriatric care manager, writer, consultant, and researcher, specializing in health and aging. In 2014, Ms. Gross was the speechwriter to the CEO of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York. She is the author of the award-winning monthly column “A Daughter’s Journal,” published in Caring for the Ages, depicting her mother’s physical and emotional struggles in the waning months and days of her life; her final column, “A Daughter’s Goodbye” captured the highest APEX Award for best feature writing. Ms. Gross served as the researcher and writer on Commonwealth Care Alliance’s Special Codification of Procedures and Efforts (SCOPE) project, detailing the best practices of CCA’s Senior Care Options (SCO) plan across Massachusetts. She is the co-author, with Michael J. Sarg, MD, of the Third Edition of The Cancer Dictionary (Facts on File). She has served as Director of Communications for the Disability Practice Institute.
Ms. Gross has worked for Mount Sinai School of Medicine, as Director of Communications for the Institute for Medicare Practice, served as a VP, MetLife Healthcare, was also the Director of Communications for the American Geriatrics Society. Ms. Gross has also written a web-based curriculum for seniors for the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR); she wrote a narrative history for a former Marine Major and Wall Street titan–working with him when he had mid-stage Alzheimer’s disease. She has also worked with several best-selling ghostwriters on nonfiction health-related books.
Ms. Gross holds an A.B. in English from Cornell University; she also attended Vassar College. She earned an MA in Gerontology from the University of Southern California, a Certificate in the Columbia University Creative Writing program, and studied First-Person Journalism at Fordham University. In 2010, she completed the Harvard Bioethics Course at Harvard Medical School, Division of Medical Ethics, and has served as a Director for the Aging in New York Fund for over 5 years. Ms. Gross was a Director of Creative Alternatives of New York (CANY), an organization that leverages the power of drama therapy to help people who have endured trauma to heal through creative expression.