Linnea Ashley

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Linnea Ashley
Training and Advocacy Director

lashley@youthalive.org | (510) 594-2588 x314

Linnea Ashley wears many hats at Youth ALIVE!. She was pivotal in the recent passage of a California State bill that recognizes the value of peer counseling for victims of violence: AB 1629, now the law, makes financial reimbursement available for peer counseling services. Linnea works on legislative initiatives, does research, and provides training and staff support. As Director of the National Network of Hospital Based Violence Intervention Programs, she coordinates a partnership among 30 domestic and 3 international organizations.

Linnea is a food and travel buff and former Peace Corps member with a background in international health development. She holds a B.A. in Journalism from Florida A&M and a Master’s in Public Health from Tulane University, where she was a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar.