As Executive Director of The Barbara Lee Family Foundation, Adrienne Kimmell leads the Foundation’s nonpartisan efforts to advance women’s political equality. Her expert commentary about the Foundation’s unique research on women’s campaigns has been cited in media outlets including The New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Politico, Salon, the Atlantic, and Roll Call, among others.
With experience on a broad range of national and local campaigns, Adrienne brings keen strategic insight to the Foundation’s work. A career advocate for reproductive justice, Adrienne served as the executive director of the Florida Association of Planned Parenthood Affiliates and the Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates, where she led Planned Parenthood in advancing their public policy agenda through legislation, organizing, and electoral work.
Before her work in Florida, Adrienne managed state policy initiatives for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America in Washington, DC, designing model laws and policies and developing legislative strategy to advance reproductive justice at the state and local level. In earlier work with the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Adrienne developed and implemented state and national political and electoral strategy. She began her career as a grassroots organizer and, later, a lobbyist for the Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts.
Adrienne earned a Master’s degree in public policy from Tufts University and a Bachelor’s degree from St. Lawrence University.