Retired CEO Urban League of Portland
B.A. Lewis University
MSS Bryn College Graduate School of Social Work
After assuming the helm in summer 2012, Michael Alexander, a seasoned healthcare-industry leader and former board member at several leading nonprofits in Portland, made great strides in restoring fiscal discipline to the Urban League of Portland operations, reconnecting with key business and foundation partners, and re-engaging the organization's base of supporters. He served in executive roles at Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon, Magellan Behavioral Health, and Aetna, including four years as Vice President and Executive Director of the Aetna Foundation. He served as founding Chair of the Cambia (Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield) Foundation and currently sits on the boards of LifeWorks Northwest, The American Leadership Forum of Oregon (Chair), the Black United Fund, the Northwest Health Foundation, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oregon Community Board, Wells Fargo Portland Community Board and Black Male Achievement Steering Committee.