Amanda Alexander is a community leader and builder in Prince George, who as spent the past 10 years in the CEO role at the YMCA of Northern BC. Amanda has helped facilitate the unification of British Columbia YMCAs and recently transitioned to a new vice president role with YMCA BC.
Amanda is passionate about the YMCA’s mission, leading a charity that is dedicated to strengthening the foundations of community. She leads achievement of this mission through working on achieving three key strategic goals: promoting healthy living, helping children, families and seniors thrive, while fostering belonging, connection and inclusion. Translating these goals into yearly measurable operational goals, she is able to support the YMCA of Northern BC’s growth in childcare, health, fitness and aquatics and community health programming.
In her time with the YMCA of Northern BC, regional expansion has increased dramatically given Amanda and her team’s passion for ensuring that geography or economic circumstance are not a barrier for service. As such, the YMCA provides a valuable early learning opportunities for children in the communities of Fort St John, Chetwynd, Vanderhoof, Fort St John as well as Prince George. Health, Fitness and Recreation have expanded to provide unique service delivery models that meet the needs of communities beyond urban centres. In addition, valuable community health programs ensure that children, youth and seniors have access to meaningful support, mental health and chronic disease programs.
Amanda currently serves on the Board of Governors for the University of Northern British Columbia. Previous work experience includes a 17 year career with the Elizabeth Fry Society, where Amanda provided leadership, support and program development for women and children’s programs such as transition houses, counselling, family resource centre, pregnancy outreach, young parent program.
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