Herbert Washington


Herbert K. Washington, Jr.
Chief Innovation Officer


As Chief Innovation Officer of Aspire, Herb leads the Aspire’s team to provide high quality and innovative life-changing supports to kids, families and communities.

Herb’s responsible for ensuring the growth and sustainability of Aspire’s pediatric therapies, educational supports and inclusion consulting. He believes in driving individual and team performance to create new opportunities for kids of all abilities and the communities in which they live, learn and grow.

Herb sees himself as a conduit, providing opportunities for others to be empowered and maximize their own personal and professional potential. He’s passionate about team-building and team member development.

Working his way up at Aspire, Herb has held several different roles at Aspire before becoming Chief Innovation Officer, including Director of Partnership and Behavior Analyst. In his spare time, Herb enjoys volunteering at a local animal shelter.

What’s your biggest challenge?  My biggest challenge is also a great opportunity: inclusion. Helping communities learn to embrace and welcome kids with disabilities requires intent, focused efforts and patience. However, the positive impact this will have in the lives of those with and without disabilities is immeasurable.

What’s something people may not know about you? I am an unapologetic horror movie fanatic and I am absolutely fascinated by the mysteries of the cosmos.

In my spare time, I absorb as much useful knowledge and random useless facts as possible – often times sharing it with my fiancé and our three dogs despite their protests!

On my playlist: Metallica, Creedance Clearwater Revival, Pantera, Down, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. My preferences are eclectic and can range from bluegrass, classic rock and old school rap to heavy metal, jazz and classical.