Adrienne Worthy is Executive Director of Legal Aid of West Virginia, a position she has held since 2001. She has more than 40 years of experience leading non-profit organizations, government agencies and special initiatives in West Virginia on health, environmental, literacy and justice issues, particularly focusing on the needs of low-income women and girls. As executive director of Legal Aid, she manages a statewide organization of more than 170 staff, including 80 attorneys, working out of 15 advocacy sites, “seeking justice and changing lives” for low income and vulnerable West Virginians.
Adrienne began her career working as a door-to-door canvasser for environmental causes. She also worked in political campaigns and as the local library’s first public information officer. Her string of wonderful jobs extended to working nine years at the WV Women’s Commission including six as its Executive Director. For the last 27 years she has been fortunate to be a part of the state and national justice community, leading local, regional and statewide legal services programs.
An Ohio native, Adrienne has been a West Virginian “by choice” for more than 40 years.