For Ann Flood, caring for others isn’t just what she does; it’s part of who she is.
Ann’s desire to help others is what brought her to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. She was selected by the residents of the 138th Legislative District to represent them in the state House beginning in 2021.
Ann is committed to serving as a strong voice for the communities she represents in the state Legislature. She brings her experience working with health professionals and patients as well as with business owners and job creators to the difficult task of helping Pennsylvania to safely and strongly recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. She is dedicated to promoting policies that will create an environment that protects workers while enabling employers to sustain and grow their operations. Ann is focused on funding Pennsylvania’s schools, colleges, universities, trades programs and other educational institutions in an effort to ensure every student has the best opportunity to learn and succeed. She is devoted to enacting measures aimed at controlling the cost of health care to make it more affordable while also expanding access to mental health services.
For the 2023-24 Legislative Session, Ann has been appointed to serve on the Appropriations, Labor and Industry, and Liquor Control Committees. She also serves on the Policy Committee as the Deputy Policy Chair for Tourism.
Ann brings a broad range of private sector and not-for-profit experience to her service as a state representative.
Prior to joining the Legislature, Ann built from the ground up a foundation to enhance the quality of life for brain-injured children and offer support for their families. Ann started Lauren’s Hope Foundation in 2008 in memory of her daughter, Lauren, who was only four years old when she passed away in 2007 as the result of a brain injury sustained at birth.
Ann’s work with the foundation helped fund hypothermia therapy equipment to support a cutting-edge treatment program at the Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; helped families pay for treatments that weren’t covered by insurance; and provided specialized equipment that enabled children to remain at home with their families rather than forcing them to live in a residential nursing facility.
Ann’s focus hasn’t been entirely on health issues. She also has been active in promoting the economic health of the region by serving since 2017 as the president of the board of directors of the Greater Bath Area Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, she serves on the board of governors of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Ann graduated from Pen Argyl Area High School before earning a bachelor of science degree in biology with a concentration in chemistry and psychology from Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Ann is a Wind Gap native who currently lives in Bath with her husband, Daniel. The couple are the proud parents of their son, Jake, and their daughters, Ella and Lauren (deceased).