Neighborhood Allies Welcomes Ashley McLean, as Senior Program Manager for Economic Opportunity

May 15, 2024

Please join us in welcoming Ashley to the Neighborhood Allies Team!

We are delighted to welcome Ashley McLean, who will be joining us as Senior Program Manager for Economic Opportunity. In this position she will be working with our Economic Mobility team and will support our Economic Opportunity programs in advancing Neighborhood Allies’ Economic Opportunity initiatives, aimed at empowering individuals and families to enhance their financial well-being. She will oversee the expansion of the Asset Building Network and Money Talks, and integrate various initiatives together, such as Digital Inclusion, the Financial Empowerment Center, and Fund My Future PGH.

“I am delighted to be part of Neighborhood Allies and eager to foster meaningful relationships while actively contributing to the economic growth and empowerment of women and people of color in our community.” -Ashley McLean

Prior to joining Neighborhood Allies, Ashley served as a Wellness Program Coordinator at Allegheny County Department of Human Services. In this role, she co-developed and implemented a comprehensive staff wellness program, collaborating closely with cross-functional teams to seamlessly integrate wellness practices into the organizational culture. Ashley’s dedication to holistic well-being earned her the 2023 Good Apple award for her outstanding contributions to staff wellness. Prior to this, Ashley provided technical assistance, training, and maintenance for the Allegheny County Family Support Centers Synergy database.

Outside of her professional endeavors, Ashley is a passionate herbalist committed to empowering her community through herbal education. She shares her extensive expertise on herbs, offering valuable training and insights into their importance and practical applications.  Ashley’s educational journey reflects her unwavering commitment to learning and growth. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies from California University of Pennsylvania in 2010, followed by a Master of Science in Law & Public Policy from the same institution in 2012. These academic achievements have equipped Ashley with a solid foundation of knowledge and skills that she continues to apply in her career. Her educational experiences have instilled in her a deep passion for addressing societal issues and a relentless drive to effect positive change in her community.

“We couldn’t be happier to welcome Ashley onto our team. She brings needed capacity and energy to enhance our efforts to provide meaningful wealth building opportunities to women and people of color in Allegheny County.”

-Sarah Dieleman Perry, Vice President of Economic Mobility, Neighborhood Allies

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