Executive director of maternal mental health leadership alliance

Adrienne Griffen, MPP

Adrienne Griffen, MPP, is the founding Executive Director of Maternal Mental Health Leadership Alliance (mmhla.org), a nonprofit organization focused on national policy around maternal mental health. Adrienne also founded Postpartum Support Virginia and served as executive director for 10 years, establishing a statewide network of peer-led support groups, creating educational programs for mental health providers and maternal-child healthcare professionals, and helping pass legislation requiring information about postpartum depression and anxiety be provided to new mothers. Adrienne has lived experience with postpartum depression and anxiety, and lives in Arlington VA with her family. She graduated from the United States Naval Academy and has a master’s in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.