The Collaborative is led by a governance committee and staffed by two consultants with deep expertise across health, behavioral health, youth development, and criminal justice fields to advance people centered, equitable care. Please reach out if you’d like to learn more!

Alexa Eggleston, JD

My expertise spans youth development, health and well-being, criminal justice, and substance use and mental health advocacy, policy, and research and best practice. I have worked in policy and advocacy roles in the nonprofit sector, most of which have been in leadership and management positions supporting national and state level policy and practice change initiatives. Specific roles have included developing and implementing strategic plans to affect policy and practice change, increasing research and best practice implementation, and launching and leading a large national philanthropic initiative. I have led government relations activities for several national nonprofits, including creating and leading coalition-based advocacy work on Capitol Hill, and led a national training and technical assistance initiative in the criminal justice sector to translate research into practice in diverse community settings. Prior to launching Audacia Consulting, my most recent experience was leading the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation’s youth prevention and early intervention strategic initiative. The initiative provided supported efforts across the country to advance knowledge and practice in health care, school health, and related fields to expand and strengthen prevention and early intervention for young people. Previously, I served as Substance Abuse Program Director with the Council of State Governments Justice Center where I advised governmental and non-governmental agencies on developing and implementing substance use treatment and other rehabilitative services for individuals in the criminal justice system. I was Director of Public Policy for the National Council for Well Being, and the Director of National Policy for the Legal Action Center where I directed policy and government relations activities to improve laws and policies that affect people with histories of addiction, HIV/AIDS, or criminal records.

Each of my roles has led me to gain new perspective about effective work with diverse communities from across the country and allowed me to see the impact that can result from creating connection, sharing learning, and leveraging collective expertise.

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