“STARTING WITH OUR CHILDREN, LET’S HELP PROVIDE SECURITY TO THE FUTURE OF ALL OF OUR RESIDENTS”
The Honorable Yvette M. Alexander has been a member of the Council of the District of Columbia since 2007. Presently, she serves as Chair of the Committee on Health and Human Services; which has oversight of the Department of Human Services, Department of Health, Department of Health Care Finance, Department of Behavioral Health and various health professions and licensing boards. She is also a member of the Committee on Education.
From 2009 until 2010, Councilmember Alexander chaired the Committee on Aging and Community Affairs. From 2011 until 2012, she chaired the Committee on Public Services and Consumer Affairs. Councilmember Alexander has also served as a member of the Business, Consumer and Regulatory Affairs Committee; as well as the Workforce and Community Affairs committee.
At a very young age, Councilmember Alexander became interested in public service and community activism. Her dedication to her city and community developed into a natural calling that leads her on the path to serve Ward 7. Alexander holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree from Howard University and studied graduate work at Trinity College. She initially began her professional career in management with United Airlines. However, Councilmember Alexander has spent much of her career in the healthcare and community service industries.
She worked with Chartered Health as a marketing professional advocating for access to improve health care services for Medicaid recipients. Alexander also worked as a consultant with the American Preferred Provider Plan’s Early and Periodic Screening Diagnosis and Treatment Program (EPSDT). Later, Alexander became an insurance regulator with D.C. Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking. As a legislator, she has introduced several measures primarily impacting Ward 7 with improvements in the areas of economic development, health, education, public safety, social services, and environmental and regulatory issues.
A W A R D S & R E C O G N I T I O N
- New Era of Leadership Award from the Marshall Heights Community Development Organization
- Washington D.C. Pan-Hellenic Council’s Unsung Hero Award
- Paula Nickens Grassroots Award from the District of Columbia Democratic State Committee
- Lorraine H. Whitlock Democrat of the Year Award from the Ward 7 Democrats
- Ward 7 HIV/AIDS Collaborative Service Award
Recognized by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners and the Louisiana Insurance Department for her efforts in assisting residents affected by the Hurricane Katrina