Partnership for a Healthier Staten Island is supported by Staten Island Partnership for Community Wellness staff members.
Adrienne Abbate, MPA
Executive Director, SIPCW & Project Director, TYSA
With more than fifteen years as an ardent advocate for public health, leading, building and cultivating community collaboratives to address urgent health needs, Adrienne currently serves as Executive Director of the Staten Island Partnership for Community Wellness (SIPCW) and project director for the Tackling Youth Substance Abuse (TYSA) coalition. Adrienne manages and develops a growing staff of employees and guides the strategy for the organization’s programs. Under Abbate’s leadership, SIPCW transitioned from a small membership organization to a dynamic public health entity, which serves as a model for organizations across the city and state. Because of her extensive knowledge on the topic, Adrienne served on opioid and heroin task forces for the Borough President James Oddo, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo and has presented locally and nationally about using collective impact to address complex issues. She is a member of Steering Committees for New York City’s Population Health Improvement Project (PHIP), the Staten Island Performing Provider System and the Staten Island Childhood Wellness Coalition. Most recently, Abbate was named to Health and Mental Hygiene Advisory Council with the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYCDOHMH.) Prior to SIPCW, Adrienne worked as Borough Manager for Staten Island Smoke-Free Partnership, Senior Program Analyst for NYCDOHMH, and Program Manager at Public Health Solutions. Adrienne holds a Master in Public Administration degree in Health Policy from NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service and a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Reed College.
Project Manager, PICH
Following a 28 career at the New York City Department of Education, Jody joined SIPCW to manage the CDC’s Community Transformation grant. Following the success of the Community Transportation Grant, SIPCW was awarded the CDC’s Partnerships to Improve Community Health (PICH) grant, which Jody currently manages. Additionally, she serves as project lead for the Take Care New York 2020 grant. In her role as Senior Health Director she worked with a small team of Comprehensive Health Educators that ushered in the first HIV/AIDS Curriculum that lead to the condom availability program that ultimately saved many young lives. Jody holds several master’s degrees: an master’s in education from Fordham University; a master’s in community health, focusing on thanatology from Brooklyn College; and a master’s in educational administration from Touro College. Additionally, she holds an undergraduate degree from the College of Staten Island, with a concentration in mathematics and art. Outside of her full time work, Jody served as a college professor for over 20 years.
Coordinator, Special Projects
As Special Projects Coordinator at SIPCW, Erika creates, implements, and evaluates strategies to promote chronic disease prevention and wellness. Erika has previously served the Manhattan Institute, the New York City Council, and the Office of the Manhattan Borough President. She was appointed in fall 2013 by Mayor Bloomberg to the Department of Youth and Community Development Youth Board. Erika graduated in June 2015 from the Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College with a BA in Political Philosophy and a Certificate in Public Policy. Born and raised in Staten Island, Erika is proud to call herself a native New Yorker.