Dr. Ashley is a leader with a big heart and a lot of passion. She established the first girls’ home in Tulsa, OK, and raised awareness in the city about the issues concerning girls in foster care and youth aging out. Through civic engagement, the local church, a dedicated community, and a lot of faith and hope, Dr. Ashley raised over $1 million in funds and properties to house girls aging out of foster care or experiencing homelessness in Oklahoma. Dr. Cross has dedicated her life to working in the community to build and sustain hope in vulnerable children and families and the professionals working with them. She sits on the board of Bivona Child Advocacy and Rochester Excellence Academy and is the founder of the Hub585, which oversees the Monroe County CarePortal, connecting children in foster care with the physical and relational resources they need.
Dr. Ashley also Pastor’s alongside her husband Melvin Cross Jr at Glory House International. Ashley and Melvin have three daughters, Jordan, Harper and Madison.
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