Currently the Senior Director of Advocacy and Capacity Building at the Hetrick Martin Institute (HMI), Alayne Rosales (she/her) began at HMI in 2016 in the New Jersey location and rose to become the Director over the next five years. She provided professional development workshops, managed multi-year government contracts and multiple service sites, and organized agency fundraisers. In 2021, Alayne became the Senior Director of Youth Services at HMI NYC. In 2022, she moved into her current role, where she is focused on expanding HMI’s visibility as a leading LGBTQIA+ Youth Advocacy organization while leading professional development offerings and consultation services. Alayne received her B.A. from Rutgers University and a Master of Social Work (MSW) in Leadership and Macro-Practice from Fordham University’s Graduate School of Social Service, where she later served as an adjunct instructor. Today, she works as an Advisor to MSW students at Columbia University’s School of Social Work.