Alexa McCoy is the SNAP-Ed Educator for University of Illinois Extension, serving DeWitt, Macon, and Piatt counties. Alexa previously served as Population Health Facilitator for Carle Health, where she collaborated with physicians and medical leadership to improve clinical health outcomes for patients. She brings 16 years of experience in Health Administration, including nine years of case and disease management experience.
McCoy received her bachelor's degree in Health Administration and a Master of Public Health with a minor in Community Health Education from Columbia Southern University. McCoy is also a graduate of Carle Health's Emerging Leaders Program.
Alexa was born and raised in Southern Illinois and relocated with her family to Champaign at the age of 9. She has one daughter who attends middle school. Together, they enjoy road trips, Florida beaches, museums, live music, and spa treatments.
McCoy is excited to bridge her healthcare background to the mission and values within the University of Illinois Extension program. Her interests and experience include public health data collection and analysis, diabetic education, colon cancer prevention, improving water quality, process improvement, operations, and logistics. She looks forward to empowering and improving the lives and opportunities in Macon, Dewitt, and Piatt County.