Elyse Leon-Reyes joins us from the Urban & Environmental Policy Institute (UEPI) at Occidental College where she was the outreach manager for the Garment Care Project. Prior to joining UEPI, she spent seven years working for non-profit organizations in New York City, including the Bronx River Alliance, the New York Blood Center, and Montefiore Medical Center. Elyse’s program management and planning-related skills include writing grant proposals, preparing and implementing budgets, developing and evaluating programs, designing and producing outreach materials, and managing community events. She has a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and Spanish American Literature from New York University and is currently pursuing a Masters of Public Administration at California State University at Northridge.
“I am thrilled to be joining the Lupus LA team and look forward to getting to know patients, families and doctors throughout Los Angeles County. Over the next year, I hope to increase the amount of Emergency Grants that we distribute as well as to create more support groups.”