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 program that provides holistic support and career training to adults seeking living-wage careers in the healthcare industry.
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 as a member of the Grand Rapids Chamber’s Create Great Leaders Council, an equity advisor for KConnect’s 4th-12th Grade Workgroup, and a member of the Kent County Essential Needs Task Force. Jamon is also a founder of BL²END and continues to serve on the Advisory Board. He is alumni of the REAL (Racial Equity in Action Leadership) cohort with the National Equity Project, 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 40 Under 40 by the Grand Rapids Business Journal in 2013, 2015, and 2019. Jamon earned his Bachelor degree in Public and Nonprofit Administration from Grand Valley State University, who named him Young Alumni of the Year in 2012.