A Journey to Advocacy from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) with Ajshay James

Ajshay James, MBA, is a Mediator, Motivator, Author, Advocate and Mother. She is originally from Washington, DC and is a champion for change—change in the way the world views philanthropy and approaches advocacy for vulnerable populations. Her years of experience of executive leadership in the philanthropic and financial sectors make her a powerhouse–that coupled with a heart the size of Texas is a recipe for a world of good. She has served on numerous committees, boards of directors, founded not-for-profits, launched initiatives and advised general corporations on goodwill strategy.

Her most proud role is that of a mother to her former micro-preemie toddler daughter and unicorn lover, Harper. Ajshay’s NICU and premature birthing experience has made her a strong advocate for preemie and patient rights as CEO and Founder of the Harp Foundation. Committed to health equity, Ajshay is a sought-after speaker and practices servant leadership. Currently, Ajshay is pursuing the development of a patient, caregiver, and inter-agency focused software that will offer risk management and response support to responding care partners in the healthcare field. 

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • Ajshay James’ experience in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
  • Resources that the Harp Foundation offers to parents in the NICU experience
  • Ajshay’s advocacy work in partnership with Yale CORE on maternal health disparities
  • The key role of community partners as drivers for measures development

Resources Mentioned in this Episode:

Harp Foundation

March of Dimes


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