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Yvette M. Alexander

Council of the District of Columbia

The Honorable Yvette M. Alexander has been a member of the Council of the District of Columbia since 2007. In 2015-2016, she served as Chair of the Committee on Health and Human Services, which has oversight of a $4.5 Billion budget that includes the following agencies; Department of Health, Department of Health Care Finance, Department of Behavioral Health, District of Columbia Health Benefit Exchange Authority, The Not For Profit Hospital Corporation, Department of Human Services, Child and Family Services Agency, DC Children and Youth Investment Trust, Office of Disability Rights and Department of Disability Services.  She is also a member of the Committee on Education.

In 2009 & 2010, Councilmember Alexander chaired the Committee on Aging and Community Affairs. In 2011 & 2012, she chaired the Committee on Public Services and Consumer Affairs. She has also served as a member on other committees: Education, Economic Development, Parks, Recreation and Libraries, and Public Safety and Judiciary.

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 lead her on the path to serve Ward 7. 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. She also worked as a consultant with the American Preferred Provider Plan’s Early and Periodic Screening Diagnosis and Treatment Program (EPSDT).  Later, Councilmember Alexander became an insurance regulator with the D.C. Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking. As a legislator, she has introduced several measures impacting Ward 7 and the District of Columbia with improvements in the areas of economic development, health, education, public safety, social services and environmental and regulatory issues.