Ashley Emerson

Photo of Ashley15-40 Connection, New Haven, CT, USA

Ashley worked for seven years as an international development practitioner (code for working in post-crisis, low-resourced communities developing sustainable solutions to address basic needs).  She took the skills and knowledge that she gained from this career and stepped into domestic public health. She was aware that 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women in the USA will be diagnosed with cancer and wanted to do something about it.  Working both within the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors, she has successfully managed issues related to strategic planning, organizational development and growth, fundraising, and coalition building.  One of her favorite challenges (besides hiking big mountains) is envisioning a solution to a complex problem and executing a successful result.

She became involved with World Child Cancer because she is a young adult cancer survivor who has seen first-hand the impact that poverty can have on access to life-saving medicine and wanted to make a difference in supporting better access to cancer treatment for children globally.