Adrienne Worthy is executive director of Legal Aid of West Virginia, a position she has held for more than eight years. Prior to assuming her current position, she was the director of two other regional legal aid organizations in West Virginia. As executive director, she oversees the statewide provision of non-criminal legal services and advocacy to some of West Virginia’s most vulnerable residents including the elderly, individuals with behavioral health concerns, domestic violence victims and those struggling in poverty.
Adrienne has more than twenty-five years experience working with non-profits and government agencies on the state and local levels on health, environmental, literacy, consumer and justice issues, particularly focusing on the needs of low-income women and girls. Previously she led the West Virginia Women’s Commission for six years, where she worked on issues impacting women and girls through advocacy, education and research. Adrienne has had a varied career as a reporter, door-to-door citizen activist, writer, researcher and public relations official. She is active in a variety of social justice, community and kids sports organizations. Adrienne has lived in West Virginia almost thirty years and considers herself a West Virginian (by choice), despite growing up in Ohio.