Ashley McLemore has been a Program Coordinator at YTH bringing seven years of experience coordinating and facilitating public health programs centering sexual health and reproductive justice, LGBTQ+ advocacy and training, as well as, racial equity and social justice. In this role she contributes to a variety of programs related to youth contraception and substance use, human centered design, and working with youth exiting the supervised care systems like foster care and/or juvenile justice systems.
Ashley grew up in Ohio where she discovered the need for sexual health education and found personal and professional growth living in New York City for many years before moving to the Bay Area. Prior to joining YTH and ETR, Ashley worked at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the New York Foundling foster care agency. Ashley has a BS from Kent State University and a MA in Health Education and Promotion with a focus on sex and sexuality. She is passionate about dismantling the ways in which overlapping oppressed identities impact young people’s sexual health and well-being.