Ashley is a global mental health professional with over nine years of experience in program development and implementation, research, teaching, and direct clinical services. She has over six years of direct experience working in humanitarian settings with a focus on integrating mental health care into health, education and protection services, developing supervision systems and training and supporting staff on the use of scalable psychological interventions. Ashley started her career as a licensed family therapist and received her doctorate from North Carolina State University where she spent three years traveling to the Democratic Republic of Congo to conduct her dissertation research and run a non-profit alongside Congolese women. Ashley served as the lead Mental Health Technical Advisor for the International Rescue Committee’s (IRC) health and violence prevention and response program working in the Syrian region, Europe and East and West Africa from 2015-2018. Over the last year, she has worked as a consultant for Terre des Hommes, World Health Organization, IRC and the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society supporting the implementation of Problem Management Plus as a trainer, supervisor and project manager as well as supporting the development of curricula for vulnerable children and adolescent mothers with perinatal depression.