Ann Brown has spent over 20 years as a clinician, providing direct treatment for a variety of populations. She also has focused much of her career in adolescent development and mental health which led her to the area of more training and expertise in substance abuse and eating disorders. Ann sees clients and families of all ages and life stages and has more than 15 years of supervisory experience in teaching and leading other social workers and clinicians in central Arkansas.
She helped in establishing the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Programs for Young Adults (which is now the Walker Family Clinic), the UAMS Eating Disorder Program (which provided comprehensive, therapeutic and medical care for these patients), the UAMS Adolescent Substance Abuse Program and BRIDGES, the outpatient program through the Bridgeway Hospital.
She has also served in the role of Clinical Director for a private psychiatric hospital, providing oversight for all clinical services (Child, Adult, Acute Psychiatric, Residential, Detox, Rehabilitation, day treatment, Intensive outpatient). Ann participates as a board member for the Eating Disorder Coalition of AR. She also recently served as the Private Practice Representative on the Governor’s Task Force on Access to Behavioral Healthcare in the Criminal Justice System.
She has served as a Commissioner for the AR Children’s Behavioral Healthcare Commission and worked on numerous state-level projects as an identified reputable provider in the community advocating for Behavioral Healthcare.