Graduates at Commencement

Alumni Spotlight

Once a Seahawk, always a Seahawk! Explore the successes of our alumni, as we showcase and recognize outstanding health and human services alumni as leaders in their professional field - and for the impact they have on society and their profession on a regular basis.

Ashley Conrad

Ashley Conrad '92
Recreation Therapy

Ashley Conrad, MSL, QP, CTRS/LRT was named president of Alexander Youth Network (AYN) in Charlotte, N.C., on April 1, 2019. According to ALL in at AYN, she is responsible for the operations of the agency including overseeing program operations, finance, performance improvement and clinical services.

Ashley joined AYN in 2007 as program manager for the Beacon Hall Day Treatment program in Dallas, North Carolina and transitioned into the role of executive director for the Pathways/Partners Division in 2009. She was the CEO of Youth Opportunities in 2015 until full consolidation under Alexander Youth Network in February 2016. She has more than 20 years of experience in human services – in both the health care and behavioral health care industries. Prior to joining Alexander, Conrad worked at Thompson Child and Family Focus for nine years, supervising several departments. As a certified recreation therapy specialist, she has extensive experience in designing and implementing therapeutic recreational activities, which aligns with Alexander’s Day Treatment programming. Conrad earned a master’s degree in organizational change and leadership from Pfeiffer University.