Adrienne Sturrup was appointed Assistant Director over the Health Equity and Community Engagement Division in October 2018. She had served as Interim Assistant Director since May 2017.



The Health Equity and Community Engagement Division includes management of the Health Equity Quality of Life programs, HIV Planning Council, HIV Resources Administration, Planning and Evaluation, and Social Services Policy.

Adrienne joined Austin Public Health in 2014 as Program Manager for the Health Equity Unit, formerly the African American Quality of Life Unit (AAQL). Her efforts have contributed to the Department's strategic priority of Health Equity programming.

Adrienne assisted with the development of the Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Materials (CLAMS) policy and e-learning series, and currently is co-lead for the Health Equity Action Team. Adrienne also represents the department on the City's Equity Action Team. Led by the City's Equity Officer, the team works with City staff and community members to develop an Equity Assessment Tool for future use by all City departments.

Adrienne has more than 25 years experience in non-profit organizations working to promote health and wellness in community settings. She began her professional career with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston, initially as the Truancy Prevention Program Coordinator, and then became Teen Director in charge of all youth development activities for the Roxbury Clubhouse. Then, as the first Youth Development Director for the YMCA of Boston, she modeled the implementation of Youth and Teen programs in more than 16 YMCAs across Greater Boston. She served as the Executive DIrector in the YMCA system for 11 years, leading branches in Rhode Island and Austin.

Adrienne holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication with a concentration in non-profit marketing from Boston University.