Ashley Jasko, MSW, LSW, is a program associate at the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS). In this role, she supports initiatives focused on improving care for people with complex health and social needs and individuals who require long-term services and supports.

Prior to joining CHCS, Ashley worked as a contact tracing supervisor where she managed a team of contact tracers in Somerset County, New Jersey, as they called individuals diagnosed with COVID-19 and their close contacts to reduce the spread of the virus. While earning her master’s in social work, Ashley interned with a primary care provider for older adults through Atlantic Health System and a high school counseling office in Hunterdon County, New Jersey. Ashley also worked as a case manager at Alternatives, Inc. where she helped clients with serious mental illness navigate their health care and social service needs.

Ashley holds a master’s degree in social work with a certification in aging and health, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology, both from Rutgers University–New Brunswick.

In her spare time, Ashley enjoys practicing yoga, reading a good book, cooking, and getting outside for daily walks.