Board of Directors

Ashley French


Ashely French is a native of Charleston, West Virginia and resides in Charleston with her husband and daughter. She graduated from West Virginia University School of Law and has been practicing law since 2002. Ashley is currently a Partner at Dinsmore Law Firm’s Charleston office.

Julia Kesler


Mrs. Kesler has over 25 years of experience in child welfare and education.  She is a licensed social worker with a Master’s Degree in counseling and is currently the Director of Permanency Services with the Children’s Home Society of West Virginia’s statewide foster care and adoption programs.

Jordan McBride


Jordan McBride is a graduate of West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Arts in Multi-Disciplinary Studies and Master of Arts in Elementary Education. She completed Her Leadership Certification through Marshall University.  Ms. McBride currently serves as the principal at Richmond Elementary in South Charleston, WV. She was a classroom teacher for 8 years before serving as an Assistant Principal for two years.

Ashley Lewis


Ashley Lewis is the Clinical Coordinator and Instructor at BridgeValley Community and Technical College in the Human Services and Rehabilitation Studies program. She specializes in Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Addictions Counseling with a Master of Arts in Psychology, a Bachelor of Science in Health Science, and Associate in Applied Science in Community Behavioral Health Technology. She is the advisor of the Paradigm Pioneers, a student organization that promotes education, awareness, recovery, and shifting the old perception of mental and behavioral disabilities.

Jennifer Mize


Jennifer is a graduate of The Art Institute of Colorado at Denver with an Associate Degree in Photography and a West Virginia State University graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.  Her organizational skills and ability to see the big picture is an essential benefit to this non-profit’s long-term goals to benefit the community.