Broadmead is pleased to announce the addition of new board member, Jeffrey Ash, EdD.
Jeffrey is originally from Maryland's Eastern Shore, Kent County, Maryland, specifically the small town of Millington, Maryland. From Kent County, he migrated to Towson State University, (now Towson University) where he met his wife of 31 years, Charisse. He is a father of two, Evan and Faryn Ash, both college graduates and alums of Georgia Institute of Technology, and The Ohio State University, respectively.
Jeffrey has always been fond of learning and the classroom experience, and started employment in the University System of Maryland in 1998 at the University of Maryland, College Park, initially starting as a retirement counselor. After several years in College Park, he accepted a faculty position at UMBC in the Erickson School for Management of Aging Services (MAgS). Currently, he is the Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion, and Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) School of Nursing.
The School of Nursing has received Insight into Diversity, a highly acclaimed Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED Award) for Healthcare professions for the years of 2018, 2019, and 2020. Additionally, Jeffrey has served on the Board of Trustees at Mary Baldwin University in Staunton, Virginia (2014-2020), and has published in Journal of Professional Nursing, The Changing Face of Academic Nursing: Nurturing Diversity, Inclusivity, and Equity, and a chapter, "Dimensions of Diversity" in the Ronch, Weiner text, Person Centered Elder Care.
Jeffrey's extensive experience and education includes: Diversity and Inclusion consultations, podium and plenary presenting, Bachelor of Science (Economics), Master of Science (Human Management, Organizational Development and Training), and a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) Urban Educational Leadership.