Ashley Killion DSW, CSW

Patient Support Services Manager, HealthFirst Bluegrass, Inc.

Ashley Killion is a certified social worker and received her doctorate of social work degree at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Professionally, Ashley is the patient support services manager, supervising a team of community health workers and outreach and enrollment staff at HealthFirst Bluegrass, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), serving approximately 23,000 patients annually for their medical, dental, behavioral, and pharmacy needs. Ashley plays a critical role in developing and implementing organization-wide efforts to reduce patient’s social determinants of health. This position grants the opportunity to serve diverse, marginalized, and vulnerable patients with varying health disparities by enhancing the quality of life through transformative health care. Integrating primary care and behavioral health services make FQHCs, like HealthFirst Bluegrass, safe, easily accessible places for vulnerable patients who need dynamic services not typically offered in traditional health clinics.