Anne Holmes Davis

Anne Holmes Davis is Director of Planning at the Detroit Area Agency on Aging (DAAA), where she has worked for 30 years. She is responsible for strategic planning, advocacy and volunteers coordination, program and grants development as well as data analysis and research coordination. Prior to working in aging, she worked for City Venture Corporation, the City of Ann Arbor and Gale Research Company.
Davis is chair of the Southeast Michigan Senior Regional Collaborative Benefits Access Committee as well as a member of the SRC Steering Committee for five years. She is also a member of the Graduate Certificate in Gerontology Advisory Committee of the Wayne State University School of Social Work and the Silver Key Coalition. Davis was instrumental in implementing the Detroit Economic Security Service Center, one of ten two-year Economic Security Service Centers demonstration projects under the National Council on Aging; facilitating the aware-winning Dying Before Their Time studies and establishment of several successful programs through the Detroit Empowerment Zone initiative. She earned a master’s degree in Urban Planning from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor and a journalism degree from Michigan State University. She has also earned a post-graduate certificate in Gerontology from Wayne State University Institute of Gerontology and a certificate in publishing from the University of Colorado - Denver.