President & CEO
Alexandra Mitchell is the President of Pathfinder Solutions. She has a Master’s in Public Administration, Secondary School Social Studies and English as a Second Language credentials, and 25+ years of experience in program development, organizational capacity building, collaborative strategies, research and evaluation. Alex has always been particularly interested in providing authentic support for underserved populations from diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds by fostering positive and tangible outcomes. Her work has been largely dedicated directly to youth, health, the environment and the elderly. For her Masters Thesis, she was on the evaluation team for the victim service response to Columbine. Alex has also directed projects for organizations such as the Council on Foundations, Philanthropy Southwest, Department of Health and Human Services, and National Center on Aging. She now presents regularly at national conferences and is adjunct faculty at Regis University, the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado, Denver, and the University of Colorado, Boulder. Harvard University Law School, Stanford Social Innovations Review, SAMHSA, Council on Foundation, Forbes and Fast Company are among the publishers of her work. Alex is also the co-author of Compassionate Careers: Making a Living by Making a Difference. This book is dedicated to inviting people, especially young people, to blend their passion, purpose and profession. Meanwhile, the work that now surrounds Compassionate Careers is focused on bridging the gaps in the talent supply chain for cause-focused work. Alex herself continually strives to learn and grow by taking the road less traveled. She has cultivated a strong multi-cultural background and is tri-lingual with dual citizenship. Alex’s awards of recognition include the Thousand Points of Light Award, California’s Golden Bell Award, and a State Department of Justice award for a model Youth Crime and Violence Prevention program.