Dr. Rebecca Ashery is a former captain in the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps serving over 25 years in various leadership and management positions. She directed two regions of the Federally Qualified Health Center Program (FQHC) with a combined budget of $500 million. She served as the Deputy Director of the Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Initiative breaking down agency silos and using a coordinated team approach. As Director of the HIV/AIDS Training program she directed the development of 15 courses training more than 20,000 substance abuse workers and administrators. She was instrumental in establishing the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention staff college and mentoring program. She currently has a psychotherapy and a coaching practice.
Education and Credentials: Dr. Ashery holds a masters and doctorate degree in social work and a masters degree in Educational Technology Leadership. She also holds a certificate for the government Senior Executive Service. She has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Surgeon General’s medal for her work on the future vision of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, commendation medals for workforce development, and the outstanding service medal for exceptional contribution to the field of substance abuse. She received her ACC from the International Coach Federation. She has 2 coaching certificates: Rutgers University- Leadership Coaching for Organizational Performance and the Robins-Madanes Center – Strategic Intervention Coaching. She is certified in the DISC assessment. Her special experience as a psychotherapist has helped managers explore what holds them back and enables them to reach potential.