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Equine Therapy: Healing Though Horses

At Alexander Youth Network, one of the special features of our treatment programs are the therapeutic interventions that we offer to promote a child’s development and skill building activities. These structured activities can be prescribed as part of a child’s treatment plan and are used to promote healing and to build positive relationships.  Our Pet […]

Spotlighting Women In Leadership: Jaime Shuford

As we continue our Women’s History Month celebrations, we’re excited to bring you the second part of our Spotlighting Women in Leadership series where we are highlighting the incredible women within Alexander Youth Network that lead our agency!  In this installment, we are shining a spotlight on our Vice President of Human Resources, Jaime Shuford, […]

Spotlighting Women In Leadership: Ashley Conrad

As we celebrate Women’s History Month, we’re excited to kick off our series highlighting inspiring women in leadership at Alexander Youth Network. We’re proud to have these trailblazing women as a part of our team and to celebrate their achievements during this important month.  Today, we’re proud to shine the spotlight on our President and […]

Happy Anniversary Tina Barnes!

Tina Barnes Celebrates 20 Years at Alexander Youth Network! Happy 20-year “AYN*niversary” to our Service Authorization Specialist, Tina Barnes! 20 years ago, Tina was working for Piedmont Behavioral Healthcare when the ownership of the location where she worked in Monroe was transferred to what is now known as Alexander Youth Network. “Employees were given the […]

Happy Anniversary Julie Pool!

Julie Pool Celebrates 24 Years at Alexander Youth Network! Happy 24-year “AYN*niversary” to our Director of Finance and Business, Julie Pool! Julie became an AYN employee as part of the merger with Youth Focus in 2019. Before joining Youth Focus, she previously worked as a business analyst for a large triad corporation. There, Julie described […]

Happy Anniversary Carrie Spencer!

Carrie Spencer Celebrates 25 Years at Alexander Youth Network! Happy 25-year “AYN*niversary” to our Contract Specialist, Carrie Spencer! Carrie first joined Alexander Youth Network as a Recreational Therapist back in the late 1990’s and through the years, has worked in many different positions. “I’ve always been passionate about working with children and believe strongly in […]

Happy Anniversary Leonard Shinhoster!

Leonard Shinhoster Celebrates 23 Years at Alexander Youth Network! Happy 23-year “AYN*niversary” to Leonard Shinhoster, our Vice President of Residential Services! Leonard joined Alexander Youth Network in 2000 and noted, “When I joined AYN 23 years ago, I honestly did not know what culture I was walking into coming from another agency where the culture […]

Happy Anniversary Buddy Plummer!

Buddy Plummer Celebrates 20 Years at Alexander Youth Network! Happy 20-year “AYN*niversary” to Buddy Plummer, our Vice President of Performance Improvement! When asked why he chose to work for Alexander Youth Network, Buddy shared, “In a way, AYN chose me.  I started working with AYN when we took over operations of the group homes from […]

Alexander is Now a Care Management Agency

The Whole Solution for Children’s Mental Health. Alexander Youth Network has passed all mandated reviews with the state of North Carolina, and we are happy to announce that we are now officially considered a Care Management Agency (CMA). Currently, Alexander Youth Network provides case management to our clients through our enhanced services such as our […]