Ashley Smith Juarez currently serves as the Clinton Health Matters Initiative Director at the Clinton Foundation overseeing work to improve health and wellbeing in communities across the US. Prior to joining the Foundation, Ashley served as Executive Director of The Chartrand Foundation, improving Early Childhood through grade 12 public education. In addition to her work in the social sector, Ashley was twice elected to the Duval County School Board where she served as both Chair and Vice Chair.
After graduating with honors from Vanderbilt University, Ashley worked in teaching and dropout prevention. She is a three-time recipient of the Jesse Ball DuPont excellence in teaching award, has been named Elected Official of the year by Mental Health America of Northeast Florida, Public Official of the year by Children’s Home Society and is a recipient of the Carol Brady Community Leadership Award for efforts in advancing maternal and child health.