Ashley Needham serves as the Director of Corporate Initiatives at Validic. Since 2013, Ashley has helped build the Validic brand with a dedicated passion for improving the affordability and accessibility of healthcare. In her current role, Ashley works with Validic’s CEO to help execute the day-to-day corporate strategy and maintain alignment with key industry stakeholders. As data innovation is the core of Validic, Ashley spearheads the company’s research initiatives and data science contracts to understand the impact of patient-generated health data on the healthcare ecosystem. Prior to Validic, Ashley worked in market development and branding for an EdTech company – bringing simulated learning experiences to higher education.