BAC Journal > MAP Welcomes New Director Alexandra Jacobi as Karen Grear Retires

MAP Welcomes New Director Alexandra Jacobi as Karen Grear Retires

2022 Issue 4

Alex JacobiDr. Karen Grear retired on August 31, 2022, after twenty-four years of dedicated service as Director of BAC’s Member Assistance Program (MAP). Alexandra Jacobi, a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who joined BAC MAP as Assistant Director in 2018, now serves as the Department’s Director.

Prior to joining BAC, Jacobi provided behavioral health and care coordination services for a managed healthcare plan. She specialized in the implementation of focused interventions with insights of healthcare systems. She also worked at an outpatient mental health clinic in Columbia, MD for several years in a counseling capacity. 

Jacobi earned her graduate degree in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University in Maryland, completed her training at Johns Hopkins Hospital Center for Addiction, and performed cognitive, psychosocial and behavioral evaluations with Baltimore City Public Schools. She is a member of NABTU’s Opioid Task Force. 

“I take great pride in my family’s connection to the construction industry as my maternal grandfather worked much of his career in the trades,” Jacobi says. “I look forward to serving with an impassioned commitment to providing the greatest level of support, guidance, service, and care to our members and their families.”