Lavera Alexander, CA FWD’s Chief Strategy Officer, leads development efforts to fuel policy work. She has extensive experience in non-profit management and optimizing non-profit teams. Having invested 20 years in leading cross-sector alliances in the U.S. and abroad, Alexander has expertise in major donor solicitation and a proven track record cultivating strategic partnerships with diverse stakeholders. In addition to her work as a consultant and strategist, she has served nonprofit organizations in the capacity of Executive Director, Director of Development, Director of Programs, VP of Marketing, and board member. She has a bachelor’s degree from Duke University and a master’s degree from California State University, Northridge.