Ashley is actively involved in many quality improvement projects, including the Vermont Oxford Network (VON) and Tennessee Initiative for Perinatal Quality Control (TIPQC). She believes her facility’s partnership with CHAMPS will encourage the general public to actively promote and support breastfeeding. Since working with CHAMPS, Ashley has seen enthusiasm spreading throughout ROH around the 10 Steps to become Baby-Friendly. She is also very excited about the success of the “Train the Trainer” event that CHAMPS provided at ROH in May, where 52 participants from Mississippi, Arkansas, and Tennessee learned about implementing Baby-Friendly staff education requirements.
Ashley seeks to live a happy, healthy, meaningful life. In her free time, she loves to read and be outdoors. Quite appropriately, if she could pick anywhere in the world to travel, she would go to a quiet beach and read while listening to the waves. Ashley also loves to spend time with family and friends, and has two children, Luke (19 years old) and Lydia (16 years old).
Ashley enjoys being part of a team and learning from others' experience and expertise; she is "very thankful for CHAMPS,” as they are “the support and reassurance that our facility needed to begin truly working on becoming Baby-Friendly." Ashley hopes that CHAMPS will continue to provide educational and hospital to hospital support as time goes on.