Brandi Alexander is the Chief Engagement Officer at Compassion & Choices. In this role, she leads the organization's outreach to diverse populations. Currently, this includes our work engaging with Clinicians, African Americans, Latino, Faith, Disability, LGBTQ+ and Asian American Native Hawai’ian and Pacific Islander communities.
For nearly two decades, Brandi has devoted herself to advancing Compassion & Choices’ mission. This includes pioneering the need for us to foster a diverse, equitable and inclusive movement.
She envisioned and built out our Community Engagement and Doctors for Dignity program and spearheaded the formation of our Leadership Council model and concept. This included building authentic partnerships with national leaders and organizations, presenting at national, state and local conferences, and authoring opinion editorials and thought leadership pieces.
Brandi began at Compassion & Choices in 2004 as the office manager. In 2012, she moved cross country to help us open up our Washington DC office, while serving as our national field coordinator. In 2016, she once again answered the call for help and moved cross country to Colorado to serve as the Coalition Director for Yes! on Colorado End of Life Options voter initiative campaign. With the efforts of Brandi and others, the initiative successfully passed with more than 65% of the vote. In her collective time at Compassion & Choices, Brandi has worked on end-of-life campaigns across the country, including hands-on involvement with successful efforts to authorize medical aid in dying in Vermont, Montana, and Washington, D.C
Brandi graduated from Middlebury College with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, with a minor in French and women’s studies. She holds certificates in Fundamentals in Gerontology, as well as Health and Wellness in an Aging Society, through a joint program offered by the American Society on Aging and the USC Davis School of Gerontology. She has completed several Wellstone Advocacy Training units, including Direct Mail & Voter Guides, Endorsements & Outreach, and Direct Voter Contact. She also completed the Management Center’s People of Color & Indigenous Cohorts training;