Meet Our Team

Ashley Lanfer

Ashley is a Strategic Coordinator at Mainsprings and a Partner at Wellspring Consulting, a national nonprofit strategy consulting firm. She facilitated Mainsprings’ most recent strategic plan and brings experience in organizational development, impact assessment, communications, cultural competence, and systems thinking. Previously, Ashley worked as a Portfolio Manager for Strategic Grant Partners, a foundation and pro-bono consulting firm. Prior to that, Ashley worked as a Senior Researcher for the Barr Foundation, managed the Heart of the City project at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and facilitated land-based microenterprise schemes with agro-pastoralists in rural Kenya. Ashley was a founding Board Member of My Sister’s Keeper, an organization that supported Sudanese women through education and advocacy. Ashley received her MESc at Yale University’s School of the Environment and graduated with a BA in English and Environmental Studies from Dartmouth College. She has two teenaged children and one tween, speaks mediocre Kiswahili, and loves rowing on the Charles River.