Adrienne Breidenstine is Vice President of Policy and Communications. She directs the development of communications and policy and advocacy activities for Behavioral Health System Baltimore, coordinates BHSB’s policy priorities with non-profit and governmental partners, implements media, public education and advocacy campaigns to create positive behavior and policy change, and oversees the implementation of the Greater Baltimore Regional Integrated Crisis System (GBRICS) Partnership.
Adrienne has over 15 years’ experience with health and housing policy and helped shape policy reforms as it relates to homelessness and health care policy at the federal and local level. Prior to joining BHSB, Adrienne served as the Executive Director of the Journey Home for the Baltimore City Mayor’s Office of Human Services where she led the implementation of the Journey Home, Baltimore’s plan to end homelessness. In this role she established the first-ever performance management approach to track and evaluate progress to implement The Journey Home and launched the Mayor’s Veteran Homelessness Challenge, a community collaborative that permanently housed over 600 Veterans in 2015.
Adrienne received a master’s degree in social work, with a concentration in social action and community development, from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. She lives in Ellicott City with her husband, son, cat, chickens and goats.