Ann, a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Millvale, PA. She entered her congregation in 1980. Ann holds a B.S. in Education from Duquesne University and a Masters in Health Administration from St. Louis University. She completed work on a Masters degree from the Franciscan Institute at St. Bonaventure University in 2006.
Ann taught in Catholic grade schools in Pittsburgh and in Texas. She was the vocation director for her religious community. Ann also served as the C.O.O. at St. Francis Medical Center in Pittsburgh and St. Francis Hospital of New Castle. She joined the Franciscan Pilgrimage Programs in 2004.