Ashley Ormon serves on the executive editorial board at Proverbs & Wisdom. Since founding the charity-based organization in 2011, Ormon has reported on neglected and critical issues. She interviewed leaders at Manhattan-based, nonprofit charity: water on delivering clean, drinking water to thousands; author of Legacy Living, Gloria Burgess, on the importance of having servant-leadership; and HeeSun Lee, a music artist whose focus is on breaking stereotypes and negative trends within the music industry. One of her most acclaimed pieces documented the hazards of children in the foster care system and gained her recognition in India.
Moving to the local-level, Ormon wrote for New York’s Hempstead Living magazine. There, she worked on a range of stories: spotlighting a local cellist who performed at the White house, local restaurateurs and their cuisine, and children within the school system. Her piece on The Academy charter school featured its efforts to raise academic performance as the district was being subject to state takeover.
Ormon remained connected to education. A segment of her teaching on public speaking was published by Cambridge University, an ivy league school in the United Kingdom, in Cambridge English Empowerment C1 Students Book.
After spending years reporting, she transitioned into the editing and publishing industry. Jeff Goins, a national best-selling author, chose Ormon as a top reviewer for his book You Are a Writer. She edited Renovatum, a poetry collection and memoir by Dominique A. Evans, and Natalie Brenner’s best-selling book This Undeserved Life. Additionally, Ormon went to author her own book: God in Your Morning.
In 2017, she was accepted as a member of the International Association for Professional Writers and Editors (IAPWE), and has been invited to speak on leadership, publishing, and communication.
Presently, Ashley works as a freelancer, but loves to give back. Her past work includes charity campaigns for which she has organized: St. Jude Children’s Hospital Art for Kids, Letters for Troops campaign, Spreading Joy Corp. Back to School, and work at the award-winning nonprofit For Black Girls. Recently, she was invited to sit as a board member at Fill My Cup!, an adult literacy nonprofit, and is the marketing and public relations director at Team Richardson Foundation.