Anne Kronenberg

Affiliate Faculty School/organization Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Anne Kronenberg is an affiliate faculty member of the NPLI team. After she retired in 2018, Anne Kronenberg was hired as the Interim Director of Emergency Medical Services for Alameda County.   She served in this role for eight months, hiring her replacement in May 2019.   She currently is contracted with Alameda County EMS on several county wide projects. In addition, Kronenberg serves as adjunct faculty teaching in the MPA program at the University of San Francisco.

Kronenberg’s public service spans more than 40 years.  Kronenberg served as Executive Director of the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management (DEM) from December 2010 through September 2018 when she retired.  Kronenberg directly supervised four deputy directors and oversaw a department of 291 employees and a budget of $84.3 million. She previously served for 16 years as Deputy Director of the San Francisco Department of Public Health.  In that role, she was responsible for disaster preparedness, pre-hospital emergency medical services, medical surge, multiple casualty incidents and mass prophylaxis planning.

Kronenberg served for 8 years as chair of the Approval Authority for the Bay Area Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI), which manages over $150 million in federal homeland security grant funding for the 10 Bay Area counties. She was an appointed member of FEMA;s National Advisory Council from 2012-2017.

Kronenberg has extensive government experience, having worked at the federal level in Washington DC, for Senator Ted Kennedy; at the state level as Chief of Staff for Assemblyman John Vasconcellos; and at the local level on both the legislative and executive sides of government. She began her long public service career as an aide to the late Supervisor Harvey Milk, after running his successful election campaign to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.

Kronenberg holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Washington, and a Master of Arts in Public Administration from the University of San Francisco.