National Director, PWHT
As the National Director for Project Welcome Home Troops (PWHT), Leslye balances her training and work in Yogic sciences with a wealth of skills acquired in over 25 years of leadership in key positions. Prior to joining PWHT, Leslye’s career in humanitarian relief work took her to Rwanda & Croatia, where she worked directly with trauma-affected populations. As a Deputy Director for the International Rescue Committee in Croatia, Leslye collaborated with the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, the International War Crimes Tribunal and the International Red Cross. Leslye has directed a number of federally funded programs for refugee resettlement, anti-human trafficking, disaster relief and HIV/AIDS prevention. Based stateside since 2001, she continued her work with refugees as a Regional Resettlement Director for the International Rescue Committee. Leslye is a founding member of the Florida State Anti-Human Trafficking Taskforce, and has worked closely with state and federal law enforcement agencies.
In addition to teaching for PWHT, including the current clinical trials at the Palo Alto VA Hospital, Leslye also develops new partner collaborations for PWHT, ensuring that this work continues to have the greatest possible impact on the veterans and families we serve. She is a passionate advocate for veteran wellness. Leslye received B.A. in International Affairs from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a M.A. in International Administration from the School for International Training, in Brattleboro, Vermont.