Anna Diaz-White | Advisory Board
Anna Diaz-White is the Executive Director of 180 Turning Lives Around, Inc., a charity dedicated to ending domestic violence and sexual assault serving over 30,000 Monmouth County residents each year. Anna began her career at 180 Turning Lives Around, Inc. in 1984 as the Fiscal/Grant Administrator and was chosen for the Executive Director position in 1992. In the 20-plus years that she has served as Director, the charity’s services have grown to encompass a comprehensive approach to the issues of family violence and abuse.
Known for her inventive programs, Anna is acclaimed for her innovative projects including transitional housing for domestic violence survivors, funded by over $3 million in grants she obtained, among the largest in the Center’s history. Some of the services developed under her leadership are Shore Regional Outreach program,a specialized counseling program for women of color, and Amanda’s Easel, a collaboration with the Friends of Amanda Foundation providing art therapy to children and their non-offending parent who have been exposed to abuse/violence in the home. Her most recent achievement is the establishment of a new helpline for youth called 2nd Floor, made available to all NJ State public middle and high school students. The one-of-a-kind supportive resource for children and teens receives hundreds of thousands of calls, message board posts and web visits from youth throughout New Jersey each year.
Her work at 180 has led to awards and recognitions for programming and services including the Salvation Army’s Crystal Circle Award, Monmouth County Workforce Investment Board’s Community Partner Award, Eastern Monmouth Chamber of Commerce Non-Profit of the Year Award, the Monmouth Council of Girl Scouts Woman of Distinction Award and the National Sunshine Peace Award for excellence in the administration of a domestic violence agency presented to her by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
Ms. Diaz-White received her Master's in Business Administration from New York University’s Stern Graduate School of Business. She worked in banking prior to joining 180. The Cuban-born, U.S. citizen is fluent in Spanish and married with two children.