Ashleigh is the Executive Director of Be Strong, who left her position as the VP of corporate social responsibility in a marketing agency to save and improve the lives of young people. Throughout her career in entertainment and marketing, specializing in production, digital strategy and brand development, she developed a deep understanding of the need for both corporate and nonprofit partners to bring about transformational and sustainable change while increasing revenue through customer affinity. Ashleigh has leveraged her business expertise to advance the interest of Be Strong to create lifelong improvement in the lives of young people across North America. In her 5+ years at Be Strong, she has led the organization to a national grassroots footprint of 4,000+ student representatives serving annually, connected young people in crisis with trusted help through positive peer influence, relationships and technology, and developed a brand that is trusted by students, teachers, administrators, guardians, brands and customers, while advancing a comprehensive program with demonstrated impact. As one who has personally experienced the effects of childhood trauma and navigating mental health, the work of Be Strong is personal for Ashleigh. Her heart is to serve those who, like her when she was a child, are looking for help, hope, resilience, healthy relationships, joy and purpose, while facing adversity.