Ann Jones retired in December, 2006, from 40 years of professional employment. She worked in maternal child health, community health nursing, and nursing education. She also worked in the addictions field several years and then pursued a degree in counseling. For 16 years she worked as a marriage and family therapist with a pastoral counseling center integrating psychology and spirituality. Ann has a masters in community health nursing and a masters in marriage and family therapy.
Her interest in Habitat for Humanity took her to Africa, and over the past 12 years she has intermittently traveled to various parts of Africa to learn what she can about the impact of HIV/AIDS and to work in various clinic and social service settings. She plans to return to Lusaka, Zambia this Fall, 2013, to again visit Matero and the Arms Reach Care program. She is an elder in First Presbyterian Church, Columbus, Indiana. She has a passion for HIV/AIDS advocacy and locally she started an AIDS action group for grandmothers in solidarity with African grandmothers caring for children orphaned by AIDS, the primary recipient being Power of Love Foundation.
Ann has an interest in other social justice causes such as Bread for the World, Inclusive Community Coalition which is an advocacy group for LGBTQ issues, Habitat for Humanity, and various church and community organizations. She vacations yearly at Chautauqua Institute in New York and would love to spend the summer there! She loves Ode, Sojourner’s, and Tikkun magazines and is part of the Network for Spiritual Progressives.
Ann has been married to William D Jones for 44 years and they have two children and four grandchildren. Ann enjoys performing arts, nature, cottage life, travel, and grandchildren.