Our Staff

Our mission is to be a catalyst for positive and lasting change leading to healthier environments and communities.

Our Staff

Ashley M. Staeck

Community Program AssociateAshley Staeck


Ashley joined the Johnson Foundation in 2011 as program associate in the community program where she helps guide the Foundation’s work with the Greater Racine Community. During her tenure, Ashley spearheaded the creation of a new community collaborative focused on addressing the unmet mental health needs of children. The new initiative brings together a diverse group of community leaders committed to relieving unnecessary suffering and optimizing opportunities for children to enjoy fulfilling and productive lives.

Prior to joining the Johnson Foundation, Ashley served as an AmeriCorps member in Denver, Colo., providing support to the Department of Human Services in teaching and cultivating positive social skills in youth and providing direct support services to youth in foster care, those living on their own and homeless youth in the city of Denver. Ashley also served as a research and grants specialist with the United Way of Racine County, being responsible for securing grant funding for new and expanded programing.

Ashley holds a bachelor’s degree in human development and family studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master’s degree in social service administration from the University of Chicago.