Annie Toro is the Associate Executive Director for Public Interest Government Relations.
In this capacity, she provides overall direction for public interest policy initiatives at APA. Annie also represents APA on policy issues affecting children, youth, and families, including children and adolescent mental health and welfare, and child abuse and neglect.
Prior to this position, Annie held the position of Senior Legislative and Federal Affairs Officer at APA’s Public Interest Government Relations Office working on policy matters impacting children, youth, and families; and ethnic minority affairs. She also served as Co-Director of the APA Congressional Fellowship Program for five years.
Before coming to APA, Annie spent over four years as senior legislative counsel and professional staff for Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-Ill), where she worked on a range of issues, including children and women’s rights, health care, ethnic minorities, appropriations, welfare reform, foreign affairs, labor, and transportation.
She was also the Minority Staff Director for the Oversight and Investigations subcommittee of the House Financial Services committee working on issues within the jurisdiction of the committee, including banking and consumer credit, housing, insurance, and securities.
Annie earned her law degree from Syracuse University and her master’s degree in public health from The George Washington University.