Ana DiMercurio, Program Officer, Florida

Ana is the foundation’s newest program officer and works closely with our Florida director on a variety of program initiatives. She helps coordinate the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation Scholars Program in Collier County and maintains relationships with assigned grantees in Southwest Florida to ensure that our grant making supports meaningful and measurable outcomes.

Before joining the Schulze Family Foundation, Ana collaborated with multiple organizations and community stakeholders as Assistant Director of Drug Free Collier (an anti-drug coalition).  Prior to this, Ana worked as a Deputy Sheriff with the Collier County Sheriff’s Office where she enjoyed more than 12 years working in the Youth Relations Bureau and held other interesting assignments.

A native of El Paso, Texas, Ana holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin. She moved to Naples to work as a reporter with The Naples Daily News after graduation. Her bilingual skills would prove useful when covering stories within the migrant community of Immokalee.

Over the years, Ana has been an active member of the Naples community and currently volunteers as a catechist in her church. As a long-time resident of Collier County, Ana has a vested interest in the community where she and her husband William are raising five children.