Alex Karydi is an EDC project director and expert in substance misuse treatment and suicide prevention. She brings expertise in technical assistance, communications planning, sustainability planning, strategic planning, product development, project management, and developing and facilitating distance-learning events. She is deeply committed to supporting clinicians and community leaders with the strengths-based tools, resources, and support systems they need to grow, flourish, and improve services.

Karydi leads and provides technical assistance for the Suicide Prevention Resource Center’s States and Communities Initiative. Before joining EDC, she served as the director of Project 2025 at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. She was also the director of the Callen-Lorde Community Health Center’s Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic, a global leader in LGBTQ health care.

Karydi is a certified addictions counselor and a licensed marriage and family therapist. Fluent in French and English, Alex holds a PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northcentral University and a PhD in Clinical Sexology from the American Academy of Clinical Sexology.