ALEXIA CLARKE, MPH

 Executive Director

While pain is universal, the experience of trauma is individual. I am grateful to be able to help create a safe space for individuals on their journey of healing– a place to exhale, find community, and do the work of rebuilding their lives.  The services we provide have taught me so much about the depths of grief and the heights of resilience. The most important lesson?  No one has to go it alone.

Alexia earned a BA from Smith College and a master’s degree in Public Health from Drexel University. She has spent over 17 years developing and providing behavioral health programming focused on community health and prevention.

Since joining Chester Community Coalition in 2017, she has progressed from Program Coordinator, to Program Director, and now, Executive Director.  For 5 years she served as Program Coordinator at STEPS for Kids, a childhood obesity treatment program out of Inspira Health Network in Vineland, NJ. Before that she was Community Outreach Coordinator for the Kornberg School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, PA for 3 years, conducting research, connecting families to oral care, and providing education on oral health. Prior to working at Temple, she also worked at the Mazzoni Center in Philadelphia, PA as a Positive Prevention Specialist and at Safeguards, Inc. in Philadelphia, PA, providing LGBTQI and HIV/AIDS health outreach.  Alexia is currently a Securing the Roots 2020 Fellow and a member of the Emerging Leaders Learning Circle from the Foundation for Delaware County.

Transformational leadership, empowerment, and strengthening community capacity for self-determination and self-care are at the core of her approach to work and life.

 

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