Alliance for Strong Families and Communities Welcomes Two New Board Members

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The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities has added two new board members, Alexandra (Alex) Cawthorne and Daniel E. Dawes, Esq. The Alliance is a national strategic action network of nonprofit social sector organizations that provide critical services to millions of people and collectively are committed to a vision of a healthy and equitable society.

Cawthorne is program director for human services at the National Governors Association (NGA) Center for Best Practices. She directs the Center’s portfolio of projects relating to human services policy and systems, addressing such topics as family economic security, child welfare, two-generation policy, juvenile justice, integrated data systems, and improving human service delivery systems.

Dawes, a health care attorney, is the executive director of government relations, health policy, and external affairs at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta. He has written several publications on health care reform and health equity, the most recent titled “150 Years of Obamacare.”

“Daniel and Alex bring impressive expertise and experience to our board, which will help the Alliance as we continue to position our network for excellence, distinction, and influence. This is a time of exciting and formidable change in our field and sector and Alex and Daniel are great additions to our governance at this time,” said Susan Dreyfus, Alliance president and CEO.

Cawthorne has more than a decade of experience in a variety of domestic public policy issues and has served on advisory boards for two national nonprofits. Prior to joining NGA, Cawthorne was a research associate at the Center for American Progress, worked for the U.S. Senate Committee on banking, housing, and urban…

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