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Adrienne Ellis brings substantial health policy and financing expertise to our Burton Policy Team. In her previous work at the Mental Health Association of Maryland and the National Council for Community Behavioral Health, Adrienne advanced public policy at the state and federal level to ensure that individuals with mental illness or substance use disorders have access to quality and timely treatment. In these roles, Adrienne worked with Maryland’s implementation of the Affordable Care Act. She has trained behavioral health consumers and providers to understand insurance regulations and worked with behavioral health stakeholders and consumer organizations to improve their organizational policies.

Adrienne has extensive experience in coalition building, training, and facilitation. As a consultant, Adrienne focuses on helping organizations understand the impact of their policies and evaluate their effectiveness in achieving goals. Currently, Adrienne serves as an advisor to CRISP, assisting them to improve health outcomes for behavioral health patients by increasing provider access to clinical mental health and substance use disorder information.  

Adrienne has a Master of Social Work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore and is a graduate of Northern Michigan University.

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