President + CEO
STAFF + INSTRUCTORS
Jamon Alexander joined WMCAT in 2015, and now leads the organization’s work to provide equitable access to opportunity as president + CEO. Most recently the director of workforce development at WMCAT, Jamon spent six years growing the nationally recognized Adult Career Training Program that builds income security with families through holistic support, leadership development, and career training for adults experiencing under- and unemployment.
A passionate nonprofit professional, Jamon has led fundraising and volunteer efforts at the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids, Spectrum Health Foundation and Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Foundation, and the Heart of West Michigan United Way. He is a community advocate and activist, and serves on the KConnect Board of Trustees and Grand Rapids Housing Commission. Jamon is also a founder of BL²END and continues to serve on the Advisory Board. He is an alumnus of the REAL (Racial Equity in Action Leadership) cohort with the National Equity Project, a former member of the Kent County Essential Needs Task Force, and has served as a core team member of Invest Health, a national initiative that addresses the social determinants to health.
In 2014, he was given the Community Advocate Award by Grand Rapids Young Professionals; and he was named one of Grand Rapids’ 40 Under 40 by the Grand Rapids Business Journal in 2013, 2015, 2019, 2021, and 2022. Jamon earned his Bachelor’s degree in Public and Nonprofit Administration from Grand Valley State University, which named him Young Alumni of the Year in 2012.