Turner, Alexandra (Lexi)

Alexandra (Lexi) Turner

I have spent my career working in the nonprofit sector in the fields of community development and affordable housing, starting here in Boston and then nationally for the past 30 years. I have a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Tufts University, and currently live in Newton. I continue to work part-time in addition to my SOAR consulting.

With SOAR, I have been able to bring my nonprofit management experience back to local nonprofits in the area.  I really valued the training[SS1]  that SOAR offers consultants, which gave us a shared consulting methodology, encouraged a growth mindset with our client engagements, and was a fun and stimulating way to meet other consulting volunteers.

I have been part of a consulting team on four SOAR projects, and have enjoyed building relationships with fellow consultants, learning the work of the client organizations, and helping them achieve their goals. Two projects of note include developing a strategic plan for RIA House, a young organization that is growing quickly and having a real and immediate impact supporting women with experience in the commercial sex trade, as well as developing an expansion and strategic plan for Horizons, a summer learning and enrichment program for children in the Boston and Dedham public schools, and affiliated with Dedham Country Day School. I enjoy the variety and the opportunity to connect with colleagues who have different backgrounds and experiences.