Ashlie Bramley is one passionate mama that has found her bliss working as a Community Relations Specialist at Grand River Health. Her passion lies in helping, caring, and showing kindness to people.
“I’m an extrovert, I’m a people person, and I love, love, love to plan things and bring people together,” Ashlie says. “It was not my intention to end up in this department, but it was kind of doors opening at the right time.”
One reason Ashlie wanted to get into the medical field is because her mother and mother-in-law are breast cancer survivors. Her goal is to help women and bring awareness to health problems. In the past, she has coordinated community health fair events, like partnering with oncology. There are blood draws at events, and other screenings, such as height, weight, and BMI.
“We really make sure that our community has access to those screenings so they can stay on top of their health, and preventative care,” Ashlie says.
Through her role as the Community Relations Specialist, she is able to bring awareness, access, and resources that help members of her community.
“I think it’s important to focus on the things you’re passionate about. Being a mom or a parent doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice the things you love. You may have to work a little harder, but it’s possible to find balance in our family, our work, and the things that bring us joy.”
Outside of the hospital, Ashlie loves spending time with her five-year-old son, Colt, and her husband Chris. She gets her family involved with volunteer opportunities, and one of her goals as a mother is to show her son how important it is to care for others.
“Being people focused is something that I’m passionate about and I would hope he can see the goodness in that,” Ashlie says.
Ashlie has also opened her own photography business, Bramley & Co. Photography. From weddings to snapping beautiful family moments, she captures experiences that people will cherish forever.
“I really like to capture candid moments,” Ashlie says. “I think those moments tell the real story…everyone has a story that deserves to be told and I love to tell that through photos.”