Early Childhood Program Officer
As the Burke Foundation’s Early Childhood Program Officer, Alexandra leads the implementation of the Foundation’s grantmaking portfolio identifying, supporting and scaling evidence-backed programs that improve health and early learning outcomes for underserved children and families in New Jersey.
Before joining the Burke Foundation, Alexandra was a Senior Program Officer at the Center for Health Care Strategies - a national, non-profit health policy center dedicated to advancing innovations in publicly financed care. With a focus on upstream prevention, she led a portfolio of initiatives devoted to mitigating early life stress, advancing trauma-informed approaches and promoting positive life trajectories for infants and children. Prior to joining CHCS, she worked with the UCLA/Johnson & Johnson Health Care Institute and the Maternal, Child, and Adolescent division of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health to support low-income families with young children. Alexandra began her career in public health with a health education non-profit in Washington, DC.
Alexandra has a master’s degree in public health from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a bachelor’s degree in human and organizational development from Vanderbilt University. Alexandra lives in Newtown, PA with her husband and son.