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Introducing our new Executive Director

Since you’re an important part of the Health Connected community, I am reaching out to share some exciting news with you. I’m pleased to announce that Alexandria (Alex) LeeNatali will be our next Executive Director. Alex’s appointment is the culmination of a very thorough search process, and our Board of Directors is confident that she is the right person to lead Health Connected into its next chapter. At every step of the search process, Alex impressed us with her experience, her strategic thinking, her ability to see the big picture, and her tenacity.

Alex is first and foremost an educator. After teaching for many years, she founded and led a charter middle school in San Jose. Alex’s experience of running and growing an organization will be invaluable to Health Connected. She is deeply passionate about our mission. Alex has taught our curriculum and believes in the power of equipping young people to make informed choices about their lives.

Alex will be starting at Health Connected on August 1 and looks forward to connecting with the Health Connected community. Until then, Abi Karlin-Resnick will be with us and working closely with the staff to support Alex’s transition into her new role. As we’ve said before and undoubtedly will say again many times, we are deeply grateful for everything Abi has done for Health Connected over the last nine years.

Thanks to the hard work of our entire team – staff, board, donors, and community partners - Health Connected is ready to meet the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. Our services are more vital than ever. We are deeply grateful for people like you who share our passion and support the mission of Health Connected.

With appreciation,

Thea Runyan

Chair, Board of Directors

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