Alexis Devine is dedicated to creating access to job opportunities for underrepresented populations and providing the skills to sustain employment. In 2004, Devine co-created Lifespan’s nationally recognized Summer Youth Employment (SYE) program, which hires at-risk youth to work paid summer jobs in Lifespan affiliates and attend work-readiness training. In addition, Devine designed the Lifespan Workforce Solutions, Training, and Teamwork (S.T.A.T.) program in 2013. The S.T.A.T. program is modeled after SYE; however, it serves unemployed adults and offers free education and on-the-job learning to become certified for hard-to-fill healthcare positions. The S.T.A.T. programs are fully comprehensive, offering on-site learning, job skill training, financial support for barriers to employment, and case management services.
In her nearly 20 years at Lifespan, Devine secured over five million dollars in private and state funding to serve 2,200 Rhode Islanders from underserved communities. She has a passion for addressing barriers to employment, providing support services, improving outcomes for those in need through employment and the diversifying healthcare workforce. She is known to say, “Jobs save lives and provide a sense of purpose, belonging, and self-efficacy.”
Prior to joining Lifespan, Devine earned her bachelor of arts in public health from Brown University. Devine has continued her connection with Brown University as an assistant faculty member at The Warren Alpert Medical School.