Ms. Quinn is a Distinguished Practitioner at the University of Washington Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, where she teaches Executive Leadership, Managing People in Nonprofit and Public Agencies, and Homelessness and Social Justice.
Most recently, she was Director of King County Department of Community and Human Services where she managed a staff of nearly 500 and a biennial budget of $1.5 billion across six divisions: Behavioral Health and Recovery, Developmental Disabilities, Adult Services, Children and Youth Services, Housing and Community Development, the Director’s Division and All Home, the regional homelessness response. Under Ms. Quinn’s leadership, King County adopted and implemented the voter-approved Best Starts for Kids, the most comprehensive prevention strategy in the nation for prenatal to 24 years, implemented performance-based contracting and visual management systems, and integrated the Medicaid mental health system with the substance use disorder system. Previously, she worked as the Executive Director of the Medina Foundation, Vice President of Public Policy and Government Relations for Enterprise Community Partners, Director of Seattle’s Office of Housing and law partner at Buck & Gordon LLP.
Her professional affiliations and community service have included Locals Executive Committee for the American Public Human Service Association, Planning Commissioner for the Seattle Planning Commission, Housing Development Consortium Board, and Board President for Plymouth Housing Group.
Ms. Quinn holds a Juris Doctor degree from Seattle University, a Master of Divinity from Harvard University and a B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross.
“We are honored to welcome Adrienne to our board,” said Cynthia A. Parker, BRIDGE President and CEO. “She is a visionary leader who has a deep understanding of what it takes to address homelessness and housing issues by coordinating across systems, and I know she will bring great value to our work of strengthening communities and improving people’s lives.”