Alexandra “Alex” Zavala is Director of Community Relations for Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care, where she works with the public behavioral health community to empower those with serious mental illnesses. Alex previously was Sr. Director of Community Relations and Reinvestment at Magellan Health Services and prior to that, Executive Director of Girls for a Change, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering middle and high school girls to create social change for their communities. She co-founded the Hispanic Outreach Alliance,-a network of more than 100 outreach professionals in the Phoenix area. Alex is a graduate of Valley Leadership, Valle del Sol’s Hispanic Leadership Institute, was a Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Public Policy Fellow and is the recipient of numerous honors including 40 Under 40 by the Phoenix Business Journal, 40 Hispanic Leaders Under 40 by the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Valle del Sol’s 2013 Daniel R. Ortega Jr. Hispanic Leadership Institute Public Service Award. Alex and her husband Brandon are the proud parents of two preschoolers Daniel and Mia.