Leadership Team • Board of Directors

Our Team

Leadership at The Alex

Our senior leadership team and Board of Directors represent a dedicated multi-disciplinary team of almost 400 staff including medical staff, social workers, mental health specialists, peer supporters, educators, community facilitators, and an outstanding support team. As a team we know it takes the combination of our unique skills and expertise to make a difference.

Our Values

We connect.
We care deeply.
We have grit.
We promote empowerment.
We take responsibility.
We are welcoming.
We are change-makers.

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Our Leadership Team

Joy Bowen-Eyre

Chief Executive Officer

As a recognized leader in Calgary’s social services community, Joy has a passion for community health, education, and social work and an intimate knowledge of Calgary’s non-profit sector.

Christopher Wood

Chief Operating Officer

Chris brings over 3 decades of both clinical and leadership experience from a broad array of healthcare and non-profit settings. He is known to be an ardent leader who promotes whole-person, effective, team-based care.

Susan Simpson

Chief Financial Officer

After 30 years as an accountant in public practice and private industry, Susan is excited to bring her financial and strategic skills to The Alex. 

Lori Humphrey Clements

Chief Development Officer

Lori brings over 25 years of leadership experience delivering on organizational priorities through stakeholder engagement, strategic communication, and fund development.  She strives to bring individuals and groups together through partnerships and towards funding solutions to support community-based health care and social services.

Steven Richardson

Director, Housing

Steven enthusiastically works to elevate and assisting socially and structurally marginalized persons through the development and operationalization of housing programs with a whole health and harm reduction mandate.

Jennifer Eyford

Associate Director, Mental Health, Addictions & Outreach

As a nurse, Jen feels especially passionate about mental health and addiction and found her calling when she started working with homeless and marginally housed individuals.

Our Board of Directors

Jeff Meunier


David Bach

Vice Chair

Janice Anderson


Anna Galanter


Dustin Owens

Past Chair

Daniel Marchand


David Pickersgill


Laura Brown


Judy MacDonald


Sheri Primrose


“Such an incredible place, they really care about everyone that comes through those doors and it shows. Words can’t describe how thankful I am that something like this exists.”

The Alex Community Member

Events in support of The Alex

Chip in for Kids

Chip in for Kids

Chip in for Kids today by texting KIDS222 to 30333. Your $10 can grow into a donation of $30 to support youth programming at The Alex.

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Birdies for Kids

Birdies for Kids

We’re a participating Shaw Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink charity partner. Donate today and have your donation matched up to 50%!

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Skip the Depot

Skip the Depot

Get door-to-door bottle pick-up through Skip the Depot, and choose The Alex as your designated charity!

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Our vision

The Alex envisions a healthy and caring community where everyone is valued and can thrive.

Our mission

To improve quality of life through accessible and integrated health, housing and social services.

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