Leadership Team


Ashleigh Wilkes – Executive Director


Ashleigh Wilkes received her Bachelor in Business Administration, with a focus in Finance, from the University of Texas, and then went on to pursue her Doctorate in Jurisprudence from Texas Tech School of Law.  After finishing her education, she practiced commercial litigation and Family Law.   Though the legal field was interesting, it did not fulfill her passion of working with children in need.  She joined A World For Children as General Counsel in 2010, and took the position of Executive Director in 2015.  Her legal and business backgrounds give her a unique perspective in the field of child welfare.

Marni Morgan – Statewide Program Administrator


Marni Morgan has been working with children and families for the last 22 years, and has been part of the AWFC family since 1999. Marni has experienced working as a case manager, a foster home developer, Regional Director, and Statewide Program Administrator in her tenure at AWFC.  Marni has worked with families and children in a residential treatment setting, as well as serving as a CPS state caseworker. She has built her career in serving “at risk” youth and families and her passion revolves around helping others.

Marni received her Bachelor of Arts from the Metropolitan State College of Denver in Behavioral Science. She received her Masters in Counseling from Wayland Baptist University in which she was awarded the Outstanding Graduate for the Masters of Arts in Counseling program. Marni also is a Licensed Child Placing Agency Administrator. She received the highest award that can be given to a civilian from the Chief Master Sargent from the United States Airforce at Randolph for “what she does for the children.” Marni believes strongly in working with the community and has been an active member in working with many collaborative groups including serving as the IFCC President from 2006-2011. Marni uses her sense of humor to connect with others in an effort to form a collaboration that has a common interest in helping abused and neglected children.

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