Meet Our Team

Ann Herbst


Ann Herbst is the former director of special events for Shatterproof, an anti-addiction nonprofit. Prior to that, she served as development director for the National Youth Recovery Foundation and is its former board chair. Herbst was a director of distinguished events for the American Cancer Society in New York City overseeing a $1 million portfolio of events, and the major gift officer for the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, an educational nonprofit in Princeton, NJ. She is a five-time former co-captain of her Harvard College class of ’87 fundraising campaign, raising a record $9 million for their 20th reunion. A former children’s health editor at McCall’s magazine, Herbst is the author under her maiden name of a non-fiction book, “Willie: Raising and Loving A Child with Attention Deficit Disorder” (Viking/Penguin) which was the subject of a “Spirit” section profile on “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” Her freelance articles on parenting, health, and psychology have appeared in Marie Claire, Self, Parents, Redbook, Good Housekeeping, and New York magazine, among others. A lifelong New Yorker, Herbst and her husband enjoy travel, food and music and are the proud parents of two adult children including a 26-year-old son in recovery.