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.

With SOAR, I have been able to bring my nonprofit management experience back to local non-profits in the area.  I really valued the training 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 had opportunity to work on three projects so far, and have enjoyed building relationships with fellow consultants, learning the work of the client organizations, and helping them achieve their goals. I especially enjoyed my SOAR project consulting to RIA House – a young organization that is growing quickly and having a real and immediate impact – to develop a strategic plan. I am currently on a team consulting to Horizons at Dedham Country Day, a summer learning and enrichment program for children in the Boston and Dedham public schools, on an expansion initiative and a strategic plan.

I continue to work part-time in addition to my SOAR consulting. I enjoy the variety and the opportunity to connect with colleagues who have different backgrounds and experiences.