Anna Cognetto (she/her)
Anna has been a clinical social worker for the past 39+ years and currently works at VA Hudson Valley. In addition to her role as a social worker, she serves as the LBGT Veterans Care Coordinator and the LGBT Special Emphasis Program Manager for staff. She also teaches several classes at Mount Saint Mary College. Anna was born in Herkimer, NY and received her B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies, with honors, from Cornell University, College of Human Ecology. She received her Master’s in Social Work from Syracuse University and is currently ABD for her Ph.D. in Addictions.
Anna has lived in Dutchess County since 1981. She has presented workshops on Combating Homophobia at the local, state and national level. She is passionate about equality for all and has worked to improve issues within the LBGTQ community. She is also a Reiki Master and teaches mindfulness stress reduction. Anna is excited to be on the Dutchess County Pride Center Board of Directors. Anna loves cats and currently mom to Louie and Lucy! She has 2 (human) grown daughters who are supportive and wonderful!