Alex Briscoe was appointed director of the Alameda County Health Care Services Agency in January 2010. Previously he served as the agency's deputy director. Before joining the county, he was the director of the Chappell Hayes Health Center at McClymonds High School in West Oakland. The Chappell Hayes Health Center is a satellite outpatient center of Children's Hospital and Research Center at Oakland. Mr. Briscoe earned a B.A. from Vassar College in urban studies and a master's in marriage and family counseling from the University of San Francisco. He is a mental health practitioner specializing in adolescent services and youth development. Mr. Briscoe has worked in school reform and the charter school movement, including work with YouthBuild USA, the Corporation For National and Community Service and the Annie E. Casey Foundation. He has also worked in the foundation community as a program officer for the Greater Philadelphia First Foundation and the Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition. He has specialized in revenue-producing social justice programming, youth voice and crisis counseling.