Leslie A. Chambers

Leslie A. Chambers, MSPH

President and CEO

Ms. Chambers was appointed President and CEO of the American Parkinson Disease Association in August 2012 and brings to the role a rich background in successful leadership and management experience from the non-profit, voluntary health sector.

She has held leadership positions with several major non-profit health organizations including the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Alzheimer’s Association and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. During her five years at APDA, Ms. Chambers has led the organization through its first strategic plan, resulting in increased patient focused programs and services, educational initiatives and expansion of its research funding. Ms. Chambers earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Massachusetts, in the fields of human nutrition and public health where she received an award in October 2016 for Significant Contributions to the field of Public Health and Health Sciences from the Dean of the School of Public Health and Health Sciences. Ms. Chambers is a passionate advocate for the Parkinson’s community and looks forward to the day when the mysteries of Parkinson’s Disease have been solved – once and for all.

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