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Dr. Ashley Campbell Appointed United Way's New Chief Impact Officer

Dr. Ashley Campbell

Dr. Ashley Campbell will serve as Chief Impact officer for United Way of Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes.

Campbell currently serves as Director of Equity and Inclusion Research and Research Education and Assistant Professor in Health Humanities and Bioethics at the University of Rochester. Before that, she served as the Manager of User Security and Data Integrity and Staff Equity Officer at the University of Rochester.

She takes over her role with United Way on Monday, April 3, 2023.

“Community Impact is my heart work and I am ecstatic to amplify the many voices, perspectives and stories for our collective thriving,” Campbell said.

Campbell will oversee the development and application of approaches for advancing community impact, including convening partners, building coalitions, forging common agendas, organizing community awareness, initiating grants and leveraging resources.

An active member of the Rochester community, serving on several nonprofit boards and committees, she brings over a decade of higher education, entrepreneurial, and not-for-profit experience to the role.

“Dr. Campbell understands the importance of breaking down silos and building collaboration. Her experience championing communities and developing inclusive strategic plans and prioritized needs are core elements of our community work,” said Jaime Saunders, president and CEO of United Way.

“We are thrilled to welcome such talent, vision and transformative leadership to United Way.”

Campbell has a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Rochester, a Master of Science in Education, Special Education, and Urban Teaching & Leadership from the University of Rochester and a Doctor of Philosophy, Transformative Studies from the California Institute of Integral Studies.

“I am delighted to join the United Way family,” said Campbell.

She has received the James S. Armstrong Alumni Service Award, Arts, Sciences, and Engineering from the University of Rochester, the CASE Circle of Excellence Award for Inaugural Juneteenth Celebrations and was a finalist for the ATHENA International Young Professional Award.

Campbell also received recognition as a 40 Under 40 Honoree from Rochester Business Journal, additionally she was recognized as a “Women to Watch” by Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.


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