Audrey Adobea Adade, MSW, is a personal communication expert who helps CEOs, professionals and entrepreneurs elevate their public speaking and writing skills.
She is a creative, passionate, multi-faceted, and hard-working young professional, whose resume depicts diverse work and life experiences. Her experience includes work in journalism, government, and non-profits. But, the nexus of all her experience is serving others.
By way of background, with a passion for and dedication to public service, Audrey has worked in health and human services for 12 years. Audrey has extensive experience working with federal cooperative agreements, grants and contracts, working with states, municipalities, individual school districts, universities, community organizations and various stakeholders.
Her focus in her federal work, particularly at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), was in school-based mental health, behavioral health disparities and evaluation research in sustaining evidence-based prevention practices. In addition to the federal government, Audrey’s work experience includes work in journalism, non-profits, and mental health advocacy groups. These include the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America (SCDAA) Southern Connecticut, Inc., and the Fairfield, Connecticut chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
Positions she has held in writing and editing include associate editor of the national literary magazine, Dogwood: A Journal of Poetry & Prose; and she served as staff reporter at the Connecticut newspaper, the Fairfield Minuteman.
Audrey completed her undergraduate education at Fairfield University, with a B.A. in English, concentrating in Journalism and her graduate education at the Columbia University School of Social Work with an M.S. in Social Work, and a concentration in Public Policy. Her area of focus was health, mental health, and disabilities.