With more than twenty years as an ardent advocate for public health and an innovator in leading, building and cultivating community collaboratives to address urgent health and social needs, Adrienne currently serves as Executive Director of the Staten Island Partnership for Community Wellness (SIPCW). 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. SIPCW has built a strong roster of initiatives that utilize the collective impact and shared leadership of the many partners working across the borough and city beginning with the nationally recognized Tackling Youth Substance Initiative founded in 2011. Because of her experience in aligning sectors and systems to address complex issues such as substance misuse, Adrienne served on the 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 harnessing the collective passion to advance policy and address complex social issues. She is an active member of steering committees for New York City’s Population Health Improvement Project (PHIP), the Staten Island Performing Provider System, the Staten Island Childhood Wellness Coalition, and the Equity Alliance of Staten Island that is working to address inequities in the NYC public school system. Abbate also served on the Health and Mental Hygiene Advisory Council with the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYCDOHMH) under Commissioner Bassett’s leadership. Adrienne is an executive board member of the Staten Island Not for Profit Association. Prior to SIPCW, Adrienne worked as Borough Manager and Community Organizer for NYC Smoke Free, 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.