Name: Adrienne Verrilli
Country: United States
Adrienne Verrilli is a communications veteran and public policy expert who has worked in the nonprofit community for the past 12 years. As a Director at Hershey|Cause, Adrienne brings broad-based strategic communications experience to her clients, as well as an expertise in media relations, message development and spokesperson training. Adrienne works on a range issues including health care access, affordable housing and community redevelopment, conservation and education. Adrienne works with the American Lung Association in California on policy advocacy and public education communications on tobacco control, air quality and lung health-related issues such as asthma and cancer. Prior to Hershey|Cause, Adrienne worked at Spitfire Strategies where she led efforts to increase access to health care for children and immigrants and to designate marine protected areas off the California coast. She worked with coalitions to improve air quality in California’s Central Valley and advance environmental issues in Washington State. At the Public Interest Media Group, Adrienne worked to advance access to the health care system for low-income people and people with special medical need, as well as promote teen pregnancy, STD, and HIV prevention. Adrienne served for more than four years as the director of communications for the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the U.S. (SIECUS), and cut her communications teeth on reproductive health and rights issues at the National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association and Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Following her passion for a more just world, she left a 10-year career in the finance to pursue work with nonprofits.