Anita Byrne, MBA


Anita Byrne has worked extensively with both public and private organizations to develop pragmatic recommendations based upon sound research practices and a focused approach to project management. Anita exemplifies SSA’s commitment to helping its clients achieve high performance, serving as a trusted resource for hundreds of clients through open communication channels and a dedicated approach to client engagements.

Anita's work includes actively serving as Project Coordinator for Blueprint Louisiana, a statewide reform effort focused on fundamental improvements in ethics, education, workforce development, health care, and transportation infrastructure. Her research and project management efforts for Blueprint proved instrumental in creating awareness and fostering buy-in from stakeholder groups and governmental entities across Louisiana.

Additionally, Anita played a key role in the design implementation of provider outreach programs and materials in support of the initial implementation of BAYOU HEALTH, Louisiana’s new Medicaid coordinated care model. In this role, she assisted in the facilitation of nearly 80 in-person education sessions serving more than 4,000 Medicaid and LaChip providers across Louisiana.

She also served as a key participant in the development of the Louisiana Emergency Response Network, a public statewide trauma system. In this role, she led best practice research efforts and managed the aggregated findings to ensure efficient data gathering and straightforward recommendations based upon these efforts.

Other notable client engagements include a multiyear planning and project management services in support of Louisiana Models for Change, a juvenile justice reform initiative supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and led by the Institute of Public Health and Justice. 

Prior to joining SSA in 2006, she managed a multinational restaurant company where she specialized in training and development and guest relations.

Anita graduated from the Louisiana State University with college honors, where she earned dual bachelor’s degrees in history and political science.

Anita Byrne, MBA


  • Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science, Louisiana State University
  • Master of Business Administration, College of William & Mary


  • Project management
  • Proposal development
  • Report development and design
  • Research and data analysis
  • Survey administration


  • Academic Distinction Fund
  • Blueprint Louisiana
  • BREC
  • East Baton Rouge Mortgage Finance Authority
  • Rubicon
  • Institute for Public Health and Justice
  • Louisiana Bankers Association
  • Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals
  • Louisiana Emergency Response Network
  • Louisiana Hospital Association
  • Louisiana Models for Change
  • North Oaks Health System
  • PIMA

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