Anne Roberts is Director of Legislative Affairs for Integris Health. She previously served for 20 years as the Executive Director for the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy (OICA). Anne’s initial efforts in creating the annual Children’s Legislative Agenda have prompted several other states to follow her example. She has worked to increase funding for programs to prevent child abuse, teen pregnancy and domestic violence.
In addition, Roberts served as a Commissioner for DHS, working to strengthen both the child welfare and juvenile court systems, with decisions about custody, placement and termination of parental rights based on the best interests of the child. In 2000, Roberts was named “National Child Advocate of the Year” by Voices for America’s Children. She also received the Oklahoma Health Care Authority’s “Defender of Health” award in 2008, and in 2006 received the “Outstanding Community Leadership” Award from Central Oklahoma Heartline.
Anne serves as President of the Board of the Okla. Women’s Coalition, and is a board member of the Rotary Club of Okla. City (Club 29) She is also chair of the Health committee for the Greater Okla. City Chamber.
Nationally, Roberts served as a board member of the National Association of Child Advocates, and the Kids Count Advisory Committee for the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
Anne earned both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in music from the University of Oklahoma, and has been a soloist with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic. She also sings with Musica Sacra, an ensemble based at St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral in Oklahoma City. Roberts is an avid hiker and yoga instructor. She resides in Norman.