Lesford Duncan, MPH
Atlanta, GeorgiaUnited States, North America
BioLesford Duncan is the Chief Executive Officer at Greening Youth Foundation. Previously he was the Associate Executive Director at Outdoor Outreach, providing leadership to the development, implementation and evaluation of Outdoor Outreach's programs and initiatives. Since 1999, Outdoor Outreach has helped over 14,000 at-risk, under-represented, and system-involved youth explore their world, challenge themselves, and discover what they’re capable of, using the outdoors as a platform for positive outcomes in youth development and resilience.
Lesford has a career background in developing programs, partnerships and policies that enhance the health and resilience of children and families. Previously, he worked in Child Welfare and Behavioral Health for the County of San Bernardino. There, he educated on the effects of childhood adversity (ACEs) and developed trauma-informed programs for building resilience in children and youth. Lesford holds a B.S. in Biology from the University of Florida and MPH in Health Policy and Leadership from Loma Linda University.
Professional Interests & Expertise
OrganizationGreening Youth Foundation
Learn more about Lesford's work:
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Outdoor Outreach: Making adventures accessible for all
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