As the Founder and CEO of Wellist, Ashley combines her passion for improving the lives of patients with deep experience in strategic planning and business development. While a Strategy Director at Philips Healthcare, Ashley defined corporate and business strategies across the company’s three major business groups: Imaging, Patient Care and Clinical Informatics and Home Health Solutions. During her tenure, Ashley also developed and led a global change management program to improve profitability, working on-site with CEOs and senior management teams in over 10 countries across Europe and Asia. Recognizedfor her leadership at Philips, Ashley served as a member of North American Winergy (Women’s Leadership team) and was awarded the Outstanding Contribution Award in 2010.
Prior to Philips, Ashley was a Consultant at Bain and Company, defining strategic priorities for consumer goods and software technology companies. Attracted by the opportunity to strengthen mission-driven organizations, Ashley later accepted a role as Associate Director at Bridgespan, a Bain and Company affiliate, where she spearheaded strategy and business development activities for Bridgestar.
Founded in 2013, Wellist works with Mass General Hospital Cancer Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, with combined patient populations of over 100,000 .
Over the past 12 months, Wellist has received numerous awards including a Silver Stevie® Award for Company of the Year, selected for its exceptional growth and notable achievements in healthcare technology. Wellist was also awarded “Innovative Tech of the Year—Healthcare Tech” from the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC). The award cited Wellist’s significant contribution in the area of patient data and healthcare insights. In addition, Wellist was named a Rock Health/ Top 50 in Digital Health “for making exceptional progress in driving resources, attention, and innovation toward a massively better healthcare system.” Wellist received the “Diversity Leadership Award: Start-Up” for demonstrating “leadership in diversity, having continually shown their commitment to hiring, supporting, and building diverse teams to tackle the most pressing problems facing healthcare today.” Wellist was chosen as a “50 on Fire” company which recognizes “the city’s inventors, disruptors, luminaries, and newsmakers”.
Ashley was also recently named a winner of Med Tech’s 40 under 40 Healthcare Innovators.
Ashley earned her BA from Colby College and an MBA from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University. She has also completed coursework at the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work.