alexanderLynn Alexander is known as a thought leader and policy influencer. She currently serves as Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer for Presbyterian Villages of Michigan (PVM) and in a dual role as President/CEO of Your Aging Well Advisors. She is also serving her second term as the Vice Chair for Michigan Health Endowment Fund. Ms. Alexander is a former Cabinet Official for Michigan Governor John Engler. Prior to her government service, Ms. Alexander was a frequently requested speaker for Fortune 500 corporations, specializing in public speaking and communication.

As the director of the Michigan Office of Services to the Aging (OSA), she was responsible for leading a state-wide network of programs and services as well as serving as an advisor to the Governor and Michigan Legislature. Under her leadership the agency launched innovative programs, which included the expansion of home and community based services as well as a state-of-the-art interactive website. OSA was the first state agency to be launched under the eMichigan program, and the first to conduct a Malcolm Baldridge quality survey. During her tenure OSA spearheaded the development of a highly successful long-term care education campaign and the creation of a long-term care insurance benefit for State of Michigan employees and their families.

As Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer for PVM, she is responsible for planning, organizing, implementing and evaluating all public relations and government affairs and supervises the Sales & Marketing and Wellness departments. She earned a BSW from Defiance College and an MA from the University of San Francisco (Lone Mt. College).

Active in her community, Ms. Alexander was a founding co-chair of the Oakland County SAVE Task Force (Serving Adults Who are Vulnerable and/or Elderly), to combat elder abuse and exploitation. For over twenty years Lynn has served on several boards for The Institute of Gerontology at Wayne State University. Her career has also included working as a member of the Oakland County Executive office. Many organizations have recognized her leadership with awards, most recently with the Call To Justice Leadership Award from Elder Law of Michigan, the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Area Agency on Aging 1B and the Liberty Award by the Oakland County Bar Association. Ms. Alexander is the author of Caregiver Tsunami, a guide to caregivers.

She is married to Oakland County Judge Jim Alexander. They have a son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter who live in Indiana.