Leslie A. Chambers

Leslie A. Chambers, MSPH

President and CEO


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

During her tenure with APDA, Leslie has successfully led the organization through its first strategic plan, resulting in increased patient-focused programs and services, educational initiatives and expansion of its research funding.

Prior to APDA, Leslie 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. She earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Massachusetts, in the fields of human nutrition and public health. She received an award from U Mass 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.

Leslie 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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