CHARLESTON, S.C.—Womble Carlyle attorney Ashley Kutz Kelley has been named a Roper St. Francis Foundation Fellow, Class of 2017.

The Roper St. Francis Foundation’s mission is to identify, secure and manage philanthropic resources to support facility projects and healthcare services of Roper St. Francis Healthcare throughout South Carolina. Fellows receive a behind-the-scenes look at the Roper St. Francis healthcare system and the Roper St. Francis Foundation.  Each Fellows class has the opportunity to meet professional staff of the healthcare system, interact with leading physicians, and participate in exclusive tours of our facilities.  The goal of the program is to develop valued and well-educated advocates for the healthcare system and its Foundation.

Participants take part in six programs over a seven-month period, learning about such topics as:

  • Neurosciences and stroke care;
  • Heart and vascular care;
  • Women’s health services
  • The Rehabilitation Hospital; and
  • Cancer care.

Roper St. Francis is one of Charleston’s largest employers with more than 5,800 employees.

Ashley Kutz Kelley is an experienced litigator with a broad-ranging practice in federal and state courts, including business, commercial, financial, employment, product liability, and judgment enforcement matters. Kelley practices in Womble Carlyle’s Charleston office. She is the current Chair-Elect of the South Carolina Bar’s Employment and Labor Law Section.