Adrienne has been an active member of the Regional Disaster Preparedness Organization (RDPO) since its start and enjoys working across disciplines and jurisdictions to build partnerships that improve the overall preparedness of the metro area. Before becoming the RDPO Program Committee Chair in June 2016, Adrienne served twice as that committee’s vice chair and has also served as the Public Health Work Group Chair and Interim Chair of the Northwest Hospitals Emergency Management Work Group.
On the day-to-day, Adrienne serves as the Senior Regional Program Coordinator for the Portland Oregon Cities Readiness Initiative (CRI), a role she has played since the program’s start in 2005. She came to the program with a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Redlands and experience in community partnership building and project development.
Adrienne coordinates with Public Health and their partners in a metropolitan statistical area (MSA) that includes seven counties, two states and 2.2 million people. Her primary responsibilities include: planning with partners at state and local levels, developing plans around medical countermeasure distribution and dispensing, training volunteers, planners and responders, coordinating plans between the counties in the CRI region and coordinating with all hazard partners to strengthen the regions ability to plan and respond together.
In addition to her paid duties, Adrienne is a volunteer in the Multnomah County Neighborhood Emergency Team (NET). NET is another name for Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).
In March of 2014 Adrienne earned her Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) certificate.