Dn. Gary Alexander, JD

Lecturer and Interim Director, Business Management

  • BA: Northeastern University
  • MDiv: Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology
  • JD: Suffolk University School of Law
  • EdDc: Northeastern University

Rev. Deacon Gary D. Alexander is the Acting Chair of the Business Management program and lecturer of business management at Hellenic College. He also serves as HCHC’s Director of Strategic Planning, Initiatives, and Partnerships and oversees other operational, educational, and fundraising functions and initiatives. Rev. Alexander came to HCHC after spending close to 17 years leading large government health and human services agencies in Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. He served in key cabinet positions like secretary of health and human services and Medicaid director as well as other senior administrative positions. He is a nationally recognized government leader and change agent, management and budget expert and healthcare and welfare reformer. Rev. Alexander is known as a pragmatic and decisive servant leader who has a track record of not only identifying problems but also assembling the right mix of talent, policymakers, and stakeholders to generate solutions that solve the most vexing challenges.

He is the author and architect of the one of the most comprehensive state based Medicaid health reforms in history called the Rhode Island Global Medicaid Waiver. The Global Waiver redesigned the delivery of services to provide greater choices for consumers, improve quality measures, and enhance services all while bending the cost curve and reducing red tape for providers.

Throughout his career, Rev. Alexander has been a highly sought after advisor, working with governors, government agencies and businesses to develop cost reducing and value-based health care solutions, reform Medicaid, Medicare, and welfare programs, streamline organizations and restructure operations. He has appeared frequently in the media, before Congress and state legislatures and has been a contributor to various publications and think tanks. His writings have been featured in publications like ForbesThe National Review and the Philadelphia Inquirer.

After having managed some of the largest government agencies and public health systems in the nation, Rev. Alexander brings practical hands on management, budget and health and human services administration expertise to the classroom.

Rev. Alexander’s teaching expertise is focused in the following areas:

  • servant leadership
  • organizational theory
  • change management
  • healthcare administration
  • law