Community Practice Vignette - Adrienne Paine-Andrews
Name: Adrienne Paine-Andrews
Location: Overland Park, Kansas
Name of workplace: self-employed
Title: Community Psychologist
How would you prefer to be contacted? Email or phone
In which of the following formats would you be interested in sharing your account? (mark all that apply): any would be fine.
Website Book Journal
Which of the following formats would you be willing to complete? (mark all that apply):
Videotaped interview X - Telephone Interview X - Longer questionnaire
Please describe your primary work including the setting and primary focus of your work:
My current work focuses on promoting community health and development through program support and strategic philanthropy. I assist health-related foundations in a number of areas including the grant review process, program planning, project management, and nonprofit organization capacity building. Most recently, my work is focused on identifying and implementing systems approaches to promote healthy eating and physical activity, identifying and organizing skill building opportunities for strengthening the capacity of nonprofit organizations, and strengthening the capacity of community foundations to convening and plan around locally identified health issues.
Please describe any other work or projects that you do as a community psychologist (paid or volunteer):
What training do you have in community psychology? What helped prepare you for this career?
I have a Ph.D. in Community Psychology from the University of Kansas. Working with the Work Group on Health Promotion and Community Development provided me with many hands-on opportunities for learning.
Please list any professional affiliations: Kansas Public Health Association, the Society for Public Health Education, the American Public Health Association, and the Society for Community Research and Action, APA (Division 27).