Coronavirus Update

For the safety of our community, UWPCE programs will be taught remotely for the 2020-21 academic year.

For more information, see our Coronavirus FAQ

Meet the Instructor

Ashley S Smith

Ashley Smith is vice president of People Strategy and leads Human Resources, Learning and Development, and Recruiting at Vera Whole Health. Core to her role is building and developing a clinical care team with the right fit for both Vera and the customer’s organizational culture.

Smith holds more than 15 years of experience in human resources with an emphasis on organizational growth, change management and process improvement. She spent 10 years at Alere Wellbeing, a behavioral change healthcare organization now part of Optum, leading the development of performance management and coaching tools for staff development.

She is a Certified Professional Coach, holds a bachelor's in social sciences from Eastern Washington University and is pursuing a leadership executive MBA at Seattle University. Smith invests in the local Seattle community as a board member of a nonprofit and as an advisory board member of the HR Management Certificate Program at the University of Washington.

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