Priority areas I work in:
Primary Care | Early Childhood Social-Emotional Development | Youth and Young Adult Resiliency | Adult Recovery
For more than two decades, Lesly has garnered a broad range of experience working in governmental, nonprofit and academic roles in both her home country of Peru and in Boulder, Colorado. This includes experience as a contractor for the World Bank during her time in government work in Peru’s capital, Lima.
Lesly has a diverse background of working in child and adolescent development, community engagement, project management and facilitation.
Most recently, she served as a community engagement specialist for Boulder County’s immunization program in addition to being a facilitator for The Raising of America Partnership, which is committed to engaging the community in supporting families and young children. Ultimately, Lesly worked to engage community members through family-friendly practices, and collected data to surface gaps in how families identify and use meaningful support systems and resources available to them. Lesly is passionate in her belief that all Coloradan families must have access to resources that create more opportunities in their lives – now and in the future.
In Lesly’s role at the Foundation, she works in southeast Colorado to support her team with grant management, reports and the implementation of funding initiatives. She appreciates the opportunities she has in this work to build relationships with communities, grantees, health systems and future partners in an effort to achieve a healthier Colorado. For Lesly, equity should be at the core of community life regardless of where someone comes from, what language they speak or who they are.
A Colorado resident for 14 years, Lesly loves going for hikes and bike rides, particularly when she’s joined by her husband and two children. Their family gets most excited about adventures that involve mountain lakes and scenic landscapes. Lesly's children are her greatest passion. She hopes that all children may have the opportunities life has presented to each of her two boys. When asked about her healthiest habit, Lesly loves to dance and cook, both of which keep her calm and centered.
A first generation college student, Lesly believes life is at its best when she’s helping to instill values of equity and justice in her children and the people she surrounds herself with inside and outside of work.
BA Sociology – Federico Villarreal University in Peru
Graduate Diploma in Gender Studies – Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru
MPH – UC Denver
Public Health Sciences Certificate – UC Denver