Paige Alexander is the CEO of the Carter Center, a nonprofit organization founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter to advance peace and health worldwide. The Center has helped improve life for people in over 80 countries by resolving conflicts; advancing democracy, human rights, and economic opportunity; preventing diseases; and improving mental health care. Alexander has served in numerous senior positions in the U.S. government, including assistant administrator overseeing USAID Regional Bureaus, USAID missions, and development programs in 25 countries, from Europe and Eurasia through North Africa and the Middle East. She draws upon 25 years of experience working in international development, both in the field and in Washington, DC.
Alexander's other notable positions include executive director of the European Cooperative for Rural Development (EUCORD) in Brussels and Amsterdam, senior vice president at IREX, associate director of Project Liberty at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and consultant to the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the C.S. Mott Foundation, and the Open Society Institute in Prague.
Alexander has served on a number of boards including the Basic Education Coalition and Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED). She currently sits on the global advisory board for IREX, and World Learning, and serves as an active Board member with the Romanian American Foundation, the World Affairs Council of Atlanta, the ADL Southeast Region, and as a member of several human rights organizations, including the WJP Rule of Law Leadership Council.