The Gracepoint Foundation staff are committed to supporting Gracepoint through; raising awareness, cultivating philanthropic support, and building strong community partnerships throughout the Tampa Bay region. The Foundation is dedicated to ending the stigma associated with mental illness, addiction, and recovery; while serving as ambassadors and advocates for quality mental health services and programs in our community.
Ian Adair is a nonprofit industry influencer, TEDx speaker, and recognized expert in leadership, fundraising, and nonprofit management. He is an advocate, author, and speaker concerning mental health awareness and mental health in the workplace. Ian is the author of Stronger Than Stigma, A Call To Action: Stories of Grief, Loss, and Inspiration!
Ian has been recognized both nationally and internationally for his work. In 2016, Ian was chosen as one of the Top 100 Must-Follow Giving Influencers on Twitter, by Give Local America. In 2019, Ian was named as one of the Top 100 Charity Industry Influencers on Social Media in the World by Onalytica, an influencer relationship software company in London. Last year, Ian was recognized as one of 30 Nonprofit Founders that will Impact the World in 2020 by Causeartist, a global community and social enterprise platform.
Ian has a strong personal connection to the mission of Gracepoint and feels the Foundation can be a catalyst in the Tampa community to fight the stigma associated with mental illness and for raising mental health awareness throughout the region.
Ian frequently speaks to local groups and facilitates workshops for area businesses and associations. For information please contact the Foundation.
Development & Event Coordinator
Ashley Schlechty is a native of the Tampa Bay region and USF graduate. Her primary areas of focus with the Foundation include; supporting all fundraising initiatives, donor communication, and planning special events.
Ashley was introduced to Gracepoint as an intern while finishing her degree in social science at USF. After graduating, she accepted a position to work for Gracepoint’s homeless services division supporting clients through two different programs where she worked for almost three years.
Ashley has a strong connection to our mission and chose to work in the mental health field because mental illness was very prevalent in her family and she wanted to do her part erase the stigma associated with it so people suffering can get the help they need.
Ashley enjoys sharing the powerful and inspiring stories of resilience and strength that happen in our work. Ashley’s role at the Foundation allows her the ability to connect with the many incredible employees, volunteers, and advocates that support mental health in our community every day.