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Happy Anniversary Catherine Cantor!

Catherine Cantor Celebrates 25 Years at Alexander Youth Network! Happy 25-year “AYN*niversary” to our Billing Specialist, Catherine Cantor! Catherine originally began working at Alexander in 1996, wanting to pursue a profession where she could make meaningful contributions with her background in Human Services. “Although I work in the “background’ I still feel like I’m making […]

Happy Anniversary Belinda Ricketts

Belinda Ricketts Celebrates 22 Years at Alexander Youth Network! Happy 22-year “AYN*niversary” to our Lead Service Authorization Specialist, Belinda Ricketts. Belinda started working with Alexander after first working in an outpatient private practice with a group of psychologists/psychiatrists in Charlotte for 23 years. During this time, she became familiar with Alexander through their shared referrals. […]

Happy Anniversary Beatriz Luttrell!

Beatriz Luttrell Celebrates 14 Years at Alexander Youth Network! Happy 14-year “AYN*niversary” to our Interpreter/Translator, Beatriz Luttrell! Beatriz joined Alexander 14 years ago after seeing the crucial need for mental health services in the Spanish speaking community. “I love watching children overcome what they have endured and have a renewed sense of hope,” Beatriz said […]

National Coming Out Day 2023

Each year, on October 11th, people around the world celebrate National Coming Out Day.   This day serves as a powerful reminder of the importance of creating a safe and accepting space for LGBTQ+ individuals to express their true selves. While coming out can be a personal and sometimes challenging experience, it also plays a crucial […]

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 […]

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 […]

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