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Ashlee Young

Vice President, Policy and Engagement

Ashlee Young works to expand the impact of Interact for Health’s direct investments through intentional community engagement and policy efforts that advance improvement in health equity and outcomes in the region.    

Ashlee has focused on improving health and social services in Greater Cincinnati for more than a decade. She previously served as Vice President of Policy and Strategic Initiatives with the Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio. In that position, Ashlee led the development and execution of the league’s policy and advocacy framework, which focused on systemic and equitable policy change. She also worked with partners to further accelerate the growth of the league and address emerging community needs. Before joining the Urban League in 2020, Ashlee managed community engagement efforts for the Strive Partnership and the Child Poverty Collaborative.

Ashlee earned a Master of Public Health from Wright State University and a Bachelor of Science from Ohio State University. She serves on several boards of directors, including the Delta Gateway Foundation, MORTAR, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, Cincinnati Board of Health and Hamilton County Mental Health and Recovery Services.  

A native of Cincinnati, she is the proud mother of Nila, who attends Howard University. Ashlee enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and friends.   

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