Alex Allen is a resident of Portland. He’s been advocating for the rights of people who experience mental illness since 2004. Alex previously served on DRO’s Board of Directors and the mental health advisory council from 2014 to 2016. He was chair of the council throughout 2015. He enjoys getting to know people that he wouldn’t know otherwise and advocating for people who can’t advocate for themselves.
While serving on the Oregon State Hospital’s Peer Advisory Council, he advocated for patients trying to change hospital policy. He’s passionate about advocating for change within the LGBT system.