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Happy Anniversary Craig Bass!

Craig Bass, CEO, Celebrates 36 Years at Alexander Youth Network! Happy 36-year “AYN*niversary” to our Chief Executive Officer Officer, Craig Bass, MSW, ACSW. Craig first joined Alexander in 1979 as a resident counselor. “I came to Alexander to work with kids, and that’s what I did during my first three years here,” Craig shared. “I […]

Empowering Excellence: AYN University Leadership Program at Alexander Youth Network

Since its launch in September 2022, AYN University (AYNU) has become a beacon of growth and professional development for employees at Alexander Youth Network. Rooted in our commitment to developing our staff, AYNU stands as a cornerstone of our organizational culture, fostering excellence and leadership among our team members. As a company-sponsored initiative, programs, courses, and […]

Happy Anniversary Dr. Van Catterall!

Dr. Van Catterall Celebrates 26 Years at Alexander Youth Network! Happy 26-year “AYN*niversary” to our Chief Clinical Officer, Van Catterall, Ph.D. After working with Youth Focus, Dr. Catterall officially joined the Alexander team in 2019 with the Youth Focus merger.  As a clinical psychologist, he spent much of his early career working with children in […]

Happy Anniversary Ashley Sparks!

Ashley Sparks Celebrates 10 Years at Alexander Youth Network! Happy 10-year “AYN*niversary” to our Facility-Based Crisis Executive Director, Ashley Sparks, MSW, LCSW-A. Ashley first began working with Alexander as a part-time office manager in our Southern Pines office. At first, Ashley wasn’t sure if her career in human services would be a long-term one or […]

Happy Anniversary Sandra Pizzaro!

Sandra Pizzaro Celebrates 9 Years at Alexander Youth Network! Happy 9-year “AYN*niversary” to our Chief People & Culture Officer, Sandra Pizzaro, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, MBA. Sandra first began working with Alexander in 2010 after serving in a role where she had the opportunity to network with the agency in identifying job opportunities for the county’s displaced […]

Happy Anniversary Carolyn Spence!

Carolyn Spence Celebrates 26 Years at Alexander Youth Network! Happy 26-year “AYN*niversary” to our Chief Information Officer, Carolyn Spence! Carolyn came to the United States from Canada in 1997 and after applying for a couple of jobs, chose to work at Alexander because it aligned with her human services interests. She joined Alexander as a […]

Happy Anniversary Amanda Pottinger!

Amanda Pottinger Celebrates 18 Years at Alexander Youth Network! Happy 18-year “AYN*niversary” to our Referral Development Director, Amanda Pottinger! Amanda joined Alexander in 2005 as a Behavioral Health Counselor. Through the years, Amanda has been a Group Home Supervisor, Service Authorizations Specialist, Process Integrity Auditor, Traffic Manager, Project Manager – Office of the CEO, and […]

Happy Anniversary Erika Moss!

Erika Moss Celebrates 10 Years at Alexander Youth Network! Happy 10-year “AYN*niversary” to our Case Support Manager, Erika Moss! After graduating from UNC-Greensboro with degrees in Psychology and Theatre, Erika entered the professional world as a stage actress and technician for various resident theatres around the country. While she loved her years as a performer, […]

Happy Anniversary Lloiann Byers!

Lloiann Byers Celebrates 8 Years at Alexander Youth Network! Happy 8-year “AYN*niversary” to our Lead Licensing Specialist, Lloiann Byers! Lloiann worked at Rutherford County DSS for 10 years as a foster care worker prior to working for Alexander.  In that capacity, she was already familiar with the foster parents at Alexander, as she had been […]

Happy Anniversary Jesse Horn!

Jesse Horn Celebrates 11 Years at Alexander Youth Network! Happy 11-year “AYN*niversary” to our Performance Improvement Manager, Jesse Horn! Jesse initially came to Alexander after previously working with gang involved youth in a Transitional Living Program near Philadelphia, PA prior to my moving to North Carolina in 2011. “Alexander had a good reputation from some […]