Anna Marjavi ’98
Distinguished Alumna Award
Anna has spent her career striving to end intimate partner violence (IPV), human trafficking, and exploitation. Working across public health and health delivery systems for over 20 years, Anna has developed national campaigns, academic conferences, and multi-state initiatives. Anna is currently a director at Futures Without Violence, leading their Health Partners on IPV + Exploitation initiative, with a focus on community health centers.
Anna Marjavi is an organizer who has spent her career striving to end intimate partner violence, human trafficking, and exploitation. Working across public health and health delivery systems at Futures Without Violence for 23 years, Anna has developed national campaigns, academic conferences, and multi-state initiatives. She helped build a nationwide movement within the health care delivery system to recognize that violence, abuse, and trauma have severe health impacts, and that health care has the power to prevent, interrupt, and intervene in the cycle of violence.
In 2020, she created the federally funded Health Partners on IPV + Exploitation, which has the power to impact 30 million underserved and vulnerable patients nationwide. As the inaugural director, Anna focuses on building the capacity of community health centers to support those surviving abuse and to bolster prevention efforts.
Anna also piloted domestic violence system change in 100+ Indian Health Service (IHS) and Tribal health care facilities in partnership with community-based programs. During that period, IHS’s screening rate climbed from 4 percent to 48 percent nationally. The pilot informed the development of a congressionally mandated, nationally coordinated $12 million annual grant and federal award program for Tribes. Anna worked with the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and Chippewa Cree Tribe to address children’s exposure to violence as part of former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s Defending Childhood Initiative.
Anna has trained tens of thousands of health care providers, policy leaders, and community advocates, managed six national conferences on health and domestic violence, and developed the national Health Cares About Domestic Violence Awareness Day. Anna’s leadership and community engagement extends to the sports arena as well. She provides training to professional athletes and coaches, including Major League Baseball and the National Football League, on healthy relationships. Outside of work, Anna plays baseball and softball (she played while at L&C!). She also coaches middle and high school girls’ teams in San Francisco.