Chief Executive Officer
Adriane Gamble Armstrong has dedicated her career to the nonprofit sector, working on issues ranging from education and community development to public health and environmental justice. Common threads in her work have been the pursuit of social justice and serving underserved communities. Adriane found Juma as a volunteer in 2005, and joined staff as Managing Director of Programs in 2011.
Adriane has led Juma’s strategy and growth for seven years, the past three as Chief Operating Officer, and was promoted to CEO as of December 1st. Through Adriane’s efforts in team building, partnership development and strategic execution, Juma has grown from a $3M organization in three cities, to the current footprint of nine cities and $9M operating budget. In her role as COO, Adriane oversaw the programs & partnerships, evaluation, finance, information technology, human resources and operations functions of the agency.
At Juma, Adriane’s accomplishments include the design and launch of major initiatives, including YouthConnect (connecting Opportunity Youth to middle skills/middle wage careers), CollegeSet (providing low-income youth with financial capability training and savings accounts), Aspire (reducing high school drop-out rates by engaging middle school students in literacy, math, financial capability and career exposure), and YouthMade (creating connections between youth and local manufacturing careers). She also played a key role in establishing new sites in San Diego, New York, New Orleans, Seattle, Santa Clara and Sacramento.
Adriane serves on the board of the Hidden Genius Project, and formerly served with Huckleberry Youth Programs. In 2014, Adriane was selected as a participant of the American Express Leadership Academy. Prior to joining Juma, Adriane managed a housing and social services program for youth aging out of foster care with Local Initiatives Support Corporation. Adriane holds an MBA with an emphasis in nonprofit management from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, as well as an M.A. in social psychology and a B.A. in comparative studies in race and ethnicity from Stanford University. She resides in Oakland with her husband and two sons.