As the Community Initiatives Manager, Meredith Alexander spends her time coordinating United Way’s community programs, managing the Volunteer Center, partnering with the local Public Health districts, and working with nonprofit partners. She loves building relationships with community partners, doing advocacy work, and coming up with creative solutions to complex problems. Her favorite part of her job is being a resource to nonprofits and connecting them with businesses and community programs that can help advance their work.
Meredith came to UWEM from the healthcare industry in Washington, DC. Prior to that, she worked for a humanitarian aid organization in the Middle East, working primarily with the refugee population. She has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology from Messiah College in Grantham, PA, and is a certified Community Resilience Facilitator through the Maine Resilience Building Network (MRBN) specializing in Adverse Childhood Experiences. When she isn’t at work, you can find Meredith teaching ESL, practicing yoga, volunteering with local nonprofits, planning her next overseas adventure, or exploring Maine with her Golden Retriever, Daisy.