Juma Ventures Announces New CEO

Dear Juma Ventures community,

As Juma’s National Board Chairman and on behalf of the CEO Search Committee, I am thrilled to announce that, after an extensive national search, Adriane Armstrong has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Juma Ventures, effective December 1, 2017.

Adriane has been a part of the Juma family for over a decade, serving in increasingly impactful capacities and, throughout her tenure, has delivered significant value to the agency. During the past seven years, the last three as Chief Operating Officer, Adriane has been instrumental in expanding Juma’s footprint and propelling its growth from a $3 million agency with presence in three cities to an $8 million organization operating in nine sites across the US, serving over 1,200 youth in 2017.

During the course of her career, Adriane has demonstrated a deep passion for the educational and economic advancement of young people in underserved communities.  At Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Adriane managed a housing and social services program for youth aging out of foster care where her achievements include the development of a model focused on workforce development, financial literacy and emotional/social preparedness. Adriane holds an MBA with an emphasis in nonprofit management from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, as well as an M.A. in Psychology and a B.A. in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity from Stanford University. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Hidden Genius Project and formerly served on the board of Huckleberry Youth Programs.

Adriane is extremely excited to become the CEO of Juma Ventures, “I am honored to lead Juma into the next phase of growth and look forward to activating new strategies that will enable us to serve significantly more youth over the next few years”, she remarks.

Adriane assumes the CEO role at Juma just in time to lead the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the agency in 2018. She will honor Juma’s legacy of tremendous success while sharing and implementing her vision for a future that is inclusive, equitable and diverse.

On behalf of Juma’s Board of Directors, I thank you for your continued support in helping Juma make possible, possible for youth from underserved communities, and invite you to join me in congratulating Adriane and wishing her much success in her well-deserved promotion to CEO.




Scott Garell
National Board Chair, Juma Ventures