Ashley Lunkenheimer is a former federal prosecutor and health care advocate.
As an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Ashley spent nearly a decade protecting communities from violent drug gangs, gun violence and financial fraud. Ashley helped dismantle “The Cut-Off” and “Rose and Upland” Gangs in the City of Chester, sending over 50 violent gang members to prison. She successfully prosecuted Daniel Siddons, the West Chester financial advisor who stole the life savings of 10 elderly couples. Ashley also prosecuted numerous firearms cases, helping take illegal guns off the streets.
Following her time in the United States Attorney’s office, Ashley worked as Senior Counsel at AmeriHealth Caritas. She helped expand Medicaid in Pennsylvania by working to implement a new program that increases access to quality preventative health care for thousands of underserved residents.
Ashley has provided pro bono legal work and volunteered her time at a number of non-profit organizations. At the Legal Aid Society, she helped investigate child abuse. She represented low-income tenants in Landlord and Tenant Court at Bread for the City. And at the Urban Justice Center, she represented mentally ill psychiatric patients seeking supportive housing.
Ashley grew up in Delaware County. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Amherst College where she was an All-American rugby player. She also has a Master’s of Social Work from Columbia University and a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
Ashley and her wife, Starla, live in Upper Providence, where they are raising their three children, ages eight, seven, and six. Ashley spends many evenings and weekends coaching her children’s basketball, soccer and softball teams.