2020 Presenters

Romero, Ane
Session #17

Ane Romero is a nationally recognized and award-winning mental health advocate, speaker, trainer, and mental health policy expert who was born and raised in New Mexico. Her experience includes working in Washington, DC, where she oversaw the U.S. Congressional Mental Health Caucus and served as the  Mental Health Advisor to U.S. Congresswoman Grace F. Napolitano. Since 2003, Ane has been trained and certified in suicide prevention through the Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program and has provided training services for schools, communities, including tribal communities. In 2005, she was crowned Miss New Mexico and competed at the national Miss America Pageant. In addition to her work in the United States, Ane has had the opportunity to travel abroad to meet with officials from the Department of Mental Health in both Italy and Spain, to learn about the innovative mental health and policy advancements being made.