Cheif Operations Officer, Evaluation & Planning Director, Senior Research Associate
Lexi Prunella, MPH., C.H.E.S., holds a master’s degree in Public Health Promotion and Health Behavior from Portland State University and a degree in Health Education from Western Oregon University. She began her career in the nonprofit behavioral healthcare sector in Southeast Alaska as a senior health promotion program manager and grants administrator. Since 2014, Lexi has been a key personnel overseeing the evaluation of the CDC-funded DELTA FOCUS violence prevention program in Florida, and has coordinated the collection and analysis of school wide survey data for DELTA FOCUS in Idaho.
Before coming to SPS in 2014, she worked in the Division of Public Health for the State of Alaska, and focused her energy in evaluating a statewide healthy relationship curriculum and engaging stakeholders in sexual health promotion and sexual violence prevention among foster youth, allowing her to build many local and national community partnerships. Ms. Prunella is a Certified Health Education Specialist and a trained Prime for Life substance abuse intervention instructor with experience in community assessments, strategic planning, health program planning and evaluation, and social norms marketing.
Her professional passions surround healthy sexuality, gender spectrum and sexual diversity, adolescent development, and the prevention of domestic violence, sexual assault, and sex trafficking. She also has served as a University level wellness educator and adjunct professor, where her community outreach and program development efforts addressed substance abuse prevention, personal safety education, dating violence and sexual assault prevention, healthy sexuality education, and sexual orientation and gender identity topics.
Ms. Prunella has strong background in data collection and analysis, report development and delivery, and working with diverse populations. She has experience reviewing and synthesizing wide nets of community level data, having implemented a Health Impact Assessments in Idaho, a statewide violence prevention policy scan in Florida, and community needs and community readiness assessments in Southeast Alaska.
Ms. Prunella was born and raised in Southeast Alaska and currently resides in Palmer, Alaska.