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Ashley Benson Speelmans, MSAP is a Senior Program Manager within the Sex Education & Training department at Advocates for Youth. In her role, Ashley provides project management support in developing and maintaining department-specific resources, websites and databases.  Additionally, Ashley manages all of the logistics associated with Advocate’s Virtual Professional Development offerings, and supports the department in contract development and negotiation, budget management, and event planning.

Ashley has extensive experience working with non-profit organizations, as prior to joining Advocates in 2016 she managed corporate events for the Cato Institute in Washington, D.C. Ashley holds a Master of Science in Applied Psychology, a graduate certificate in Human Resource Management from Sacred Heart University, and was awarded membership to the Psi Chi International Honor Society of Psychology in recognition of her academic performance.

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