Commissioner Alex Briscoe
Commissioner Alex Briscoe is one of the Bay Area’s leading experts in the design and delivery of adolescent health and youth development services. His recent work has focused on the intersection of public health and public education through the creation of school-based adolescent health and youth development centers in partnership with Alameda County, The City of Oakland, Oakland Unified School District and Children’s Hospital and Research Center at Oakland.
Alex now serves as the Agency Director for Alameda County Health Care Services Agency where he leads the design and development of health services County wide. Current projects include clinical service design in foster care and juvenile justice settings, as well as the integration of behavioral health practices in primary and specialty care settings. Alex continues to consult with a number of national foundations on program design, program evaluation, and technical assistance.
Alex’s clinical work has focused on adolescents and the effects of trauma on healthy development. His work has been featured on National Public Radio, The New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, and The Sacramento Bee. Alex has recently been awarded the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Agency (SAMHSA) School Based Administrator of the Year Award.
Alex’s past work includes leadership in school reform and the charter school development, including work with YouthBuild USA, The Corporation for National and Community Service, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and The Annie E. Casey Foundation. Alex has also worked in the foundation community as a Program Officer for the Greater Philadelphia First Foundation and the Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition. Alex specializes in revenue producing social justice programming, youth voice, and crisis counseling. Alex is happily married, the proud father of six year year old Asha Meira Briscoe, and two year old Zev Orion Briscoe. Alex is an avid surfer and a decaying basketball player.