Ashley Ridgeway-Washington is a highly motivated, self-directed Executive with extensive experience leading successful strategic human resources initiatives as measured by positive employee relations, improved retention, development of key talent and enhanced sense of culture and engagement.
Ms. Ridgeway-Washington became a member of the CHRISTUS Health in 2014 and currently serves as the System Executive Director of Human Resources where she provides strategic HR leadership to the Corporate and Continuing Care (home health and long-term acute care) organizations. In her role she collaborates closely with leaders to align HR strategy with business strategies to achieve organizational goals and act as a culture steward for the organization.
In addition to her full time role at CHRISTUS, Ashley serves as adjunct faculty in the College of Management at University of Texas – Arlington where she’s taught Human Resource Management courses. Ashley continues to pursue excellence through entrepreneurship as her passion to help others be their best selves, manifests in many ways. Ashley is the Founder and CEO of Hoop Shots for Kids (www.hoopshots.org) Through Hoop Shots programs, her company brings basketball fundamentals, sportsmanship, character development and fitness to North Texas child development centers as a full service basketball and character development ancillary program serving children ages 2 to 10. In addition, Ashley continues to operate the Law Offices of Ashley Ridgeway-Washington as a practicing attorney in the state of Florida with a continued focus on creating HR compliance solutions and consulting for small businesses.
Ms. Ridgeway-Washington earned a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Business and Juris Doctor from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in 2003 and 2009, respectively and a Master of Human Resources Strategy from Rollins College in 2014.
Ashley holds memberships in the Florida Bar (duly authorized to practice), the Society for Human Resource Management, Dallas Society for Human Resource Management, Dallas Fort-Worth Healthcare Human Resources Association, American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration and the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Additionally, Ashley serves the community through membership in the North Dallas Suburban Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and as a Mentor for Allies in Service (a local non-profit which serves veterans transitioning into corporate careers). Ashley also engages in board work and currently sits on the American Heart Association North Texas Health Alliance, Coppell, TX YMCA Board of Management and Dallas Fort-Worth Urban League Executive Board as the Parliamentarian.
Although, Ashley continues to build her brand as a HR strategist, engagement Influencer, thought leader and trusted partner in the corporate Human Resources space, she heralds her greatest charge and sense of accomplishment as her impact in her role as “mom” to Aniyah (age 16) and Robert (age 7).
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