Senior Management Consultant
Ashley Johnson joined MAD in April 2018, bringing skills in program evaluation, project management, and state and federal government. Prior to joining MAD, Ashley worked at The Lewin Group (Lewin) where she developed and implemented qualitative analysis plans and assisted in managing large-scale, multi-year projects. Ashley’s work at Lewin focused primarily on evaluation of advanced alternative payment models under the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). During her time at Lewin, Ashley also organized in-person and online learning opportunities and developed resources to support organizations participating in CMMI technical assistance and training initiatives.
Prior to working at Lewin, Ashley worked at the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) as part of the Evaluation and Surveillance team for the Office of Statewide Health Improvement Initiatives (OSHII). While there, she designed and implemented quantitative analysis plans for strategies that focused on policy, system, and environmental changes in communities throughout Minnesota, reported measures for federally funded programming, and worked across divisions to harmonize programmatic efforts. Ashley’s background also includes experience in children’s mental health and managing academic research efforts in the University of Minnesota’s Department of Family Social Science.
Ashley holds a master’s degree in public health from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, where she focused on maternal and child health. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in child psychology from the University of Minnesota.