Ashley Blake joined the Center for Employment Opportunities in 2018 as their Midwest Regional Director. She supports and oversees their Michigan office, and ensures that the team is positioned to scale and deepen their impact, as well as meet all performance and operational goals. Ashley’s work within the justice and workforce systems date back to 2004, and is driven by her personal experience as the daughter of a father who was incarcerated. Since that time she has supported, managed and scaled programs that address reentry and employment policies in Michigan, Oregon and Pennsylvania. Ashley holds a Master of Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania and a BSW from Eastern Michigan University.