Annette Case serves as the Pacific Northwest Program Officer for Asset Funders Network (AFN). Annette is an experienced advocate, policy researcher and analyst, leader with over 20 years dedicated to advancing economic justice. In her role, Annette engages funders, community organizations, and policy makers to co-create and advance strategies that support systems of abundance for communities of color so that all people thrive. Strategies include fundamental issues and their intersections such as wages, jobs, housing, health care, education, racial and gender equity, budget and taxes to end policies that strip wealth and which support equitable wealth building. She works in partnership with local, state, and national organizations to deepen capacity for action, develop policy solutions, inform public debate, and advance change in the Puget Sound and Oregon regions.
Previously, Annette served as an independent consultant since 2005 completing projects for the Insight Center for Community Economic Development, the University of Washington West Coast Poverty Center, The Northwest Area Foundation, Strategies to Eliminate Poverty Project, the Seattle Foundation, FutureWorks, The Working Poor Families Project, City of Seattle, and the Guinn Center for Policy Priorities in Nevada. Prior to her time as a consultant, Annette focused on job quality and workforce development initiatives with the Seattle Jobs Initiative and with the Economic Opportunity Institute.
Annette holds a Masters of Public Administration from the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs. She resides in Seattle, Washington.