Ann Kim Novakowski


Ann Novakowski

Chair, Guidelines Committee

Associate Director of Programs
The Max Foundation

Ann Novakowski is an Associate Director of Programs at The Max Foundation. Ann joined The Max Foundation in 2009 where she helps bridge access to treatment and diagnostics for cancer patients in low- and middle-income countries.

Some of Ann’s accomplishments at The Max Foundation include building and executing a new access initiative, also known as Max Access Solutions, spearheading the development of product donation guidelines that govern the organization’s approach to treatment access, and developing quality and safety enhancements to program operations and a proprietary, client relationship management system.

Previously, Ann began her career in neurobiology before shifting her focus to social justice and human rights causes. Beginning in 2002, she awarded grants to organizations serving survivors of human trafficking, sexual assault, and domestic violence. As a consultant in 2005-2009, she helped build the capacity of community-based organizations in strategic planning, program development, and monitoring and evaluation.
Ann received her Master in Public Health from Yale University where she specialized in Health Policy & Administration. She received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Arizona in Molecular and Cellular Biology.