Anne Buford, MPA, MS/EdS, NCC, LCMHC (NC), a Project Manager at SERL, has more than a decade of experience in higher education settings – and particularly in applied community research. Ms. Buford’s interests include health policy and administration, grant writing, literature reviews, process evaluation, and reporting. She has conducted field research activities, drafted community needs assessments, coordinated professional development curricula, and evaluated local/state/federally-funded programs. Ms. Buford came to SERL from the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. At SERL, Ms. Buford has coordinated a chart review analysis about opioid overdose visits to VCU’s Emergency Department; she has also contributed to Virginia Educated: A Post-College Outcomes Study – a unique data collection and analysis effort led by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. Ms. Buford earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia. She received her Master of Public Administration from George Mason University – while working as a congressional aide – and also after completing her final course requirements at the University of Oxford. In addition, she holds dual Master of Science and Specialist in Education degrees – with a concentration in community counseling – from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Ms. Buford is a National Certified Counselor and maintains the Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor credential in North Carolina.