Staff Spotlight: Ashley Bradbury, HR Recruiter
Ashley Bradbury joined The Emily Program in 2014 as an Office Manager and has since accepted a position as a Human Resources Recruiter. She is a mom of 5 kids, one dog, two goats, many chickens, ducks, and a gecko!
TEP: Tell us about yourself.
Ashley: My name is Ashley. I am a Human Resources Recruiter, which I love! I have been at The Emily Program for four years, starting back in 2014. Most of my time at The Emily Program, until recently, has been spent at our Como site in operations as an Office Manager. Outside of work, I am mostly known as a wife, mom of 5 kids, cook, taxi driver, and animal herder!
TEP: Tell us more about your position as a Human Resources Recruiter.
Ashley: I get the privilege of talking to many prospective employees, learning about who they are and what they currently do. Then, I get to tell them about the amazing work we do here at The Emily Program. I love meeting new people, hearing their stories, and most importantly, why they want to come work here at The Emily Program.
TEP: Why do you like working at The Emily Program?
Ashley: The mission. Previously, I would have said, “the people!” which is still true, we get to work with some of the most amazing people, but I have realized that the reason so many top-notch people work here is that we all believe in the same mission. When you can show up each day and know the work you do makes a difference in someone’s life, it matters. It makes showing up, even on the hard days, so much more meaningful.
TEP: What’s one piece of advice you would give employees new to the team?
Ashley: Embrace the change. Within any healthcare industry, things change, and mental health is no exception. We will always be growing and evolving, but what I most appreciate about The Emily Program is that with every change, we keep the clients at the front of the decisions.
TEP: What’s a fun fact about yourself?
Ashley: I have been a certified SCUBA Diver since I was 12. I have loved diving over the years and as my kids are getting older I can’t wait to take them along!
TEP: Favorite food?
Ashley: Anything spicy! I also love a great fish taco!