Alexa Morgenroth joins notMYkid with over 10 years of experience in the behavioral health industry. Alexa is dedicated to fostering relationships without judgement and believes in the importance of creating safe platforms that empower individuals to pursue their passions on their way to living their own purpose driven life. Its Alexa’s personal journey to sobriety that motivates her dedication to creating enhanced experiences and maximum program engagement. As the Director of Program Development at notMYkid, Alexa will lead and create youth programs at The Well and is currently developing a peer-based support program that aims to prevent and support young adults navigating daily pressures, substance use, and mental health. Alexa will oversee a team of peer support staff and client programming while championing a culture that is ethical, inclusive, safe, and compassionate. Prior to joining the notMYkid team Alexa was the Executive Director at Springboard Recovery where she created multiple programs and built a team dedicated to helping individuals recover from drug and alcohol dependency. Alexa has held various positions throughout the substance abuse field including at the Arizona Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family where she worked to develop statewide programs to combat the opioid crisis. By combining her personal experiences and background in behavioral health she is able to educate and help clients and families overcome challenges. Alexa holds a master’s degree in developmental psychology from Columbia University and a certificate of early childhood education from Hunter College. Alexa continues to receive training on trauma informed care and is peer support certified. Alexa is originally from Long Island but currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona with her wife and two Italian greyhounds (Pants & Ribs). She enjoys swimming, pickleball, camping and pizza! Alexa is currently working on becoming a better meditator and is learning how to play the guitar.