Alliance for Smiles
Oct 23, 2018
Alison Healy, CEO and Executive Director
Alliance for Smiles

Alison's first experience in an undeveloped country was at the age of 12 when her father was the Peace Corps Director in Brazil. She did not know then that this would open her eyes and touch her heart in such a way that she would spend her teen years wondering how to help other people.

She has volunteered for many causes but is particularly committed to developing international friendships and understanding as a platform for world peace. AfS’ mission is built on this very premise.

Moreover, the cleft work of AfS changes not just the life of the children they operate on, but it also transforms their family and community.

Alison believes that the value of their work is much bigger than just the operation itself. It is this knowledge that gets her up smiling every morning.

She is happiest traveling the world, but when she is home, she lives in Sausalito with her husband and 14-year-old son, both of whom hail from Mexico.