Leslie Rowans has over twenty-seven years experience in the healthcare industry. Her comprehensive experience includes healthcare business development; contract administration and account management; a solid strategic project management background with strong business acumen to recognize issues, develop solutions that meet the needs of all stakeholders and drive improvements to the bottom line. Leslie's focus has been in management of complex projects, marketing, financial analysis, and building key account relationships. Over the course of her career, Leslie has made significant accomplishments in financial and business practice planning/analysis for such companies as Sovereign Healthcare, United Health Group, Mercer Human Services, Vanguard Health System/MacNeal Health Providers, Advocate Christ Medical Center, LTerry Design, and MedSource Options. Leslie is also an Adjunct Faculty member at Webster University – Luke AFB in Arizona where she teaches graduate courses in Supply Management, Procurement and Acquisitions. Leslie has also been heavily involved in a broad range of non-profit organizations through her own event planning business where she helps non- profits raise needed funds to support programs and services for the community. She completed Board of Directors training with Leadership West in Arizona and has served as a board member to the organization. Currently, she holds an Executive Board position as Corresponding Secretary for the National Coalition of 100 Black Women – Phoenix Metropolitan Chapter, and she is one of the founding Charter Members for the Phoenix Metro Chapter in 2014. Leslie has also held positions as co-chair and mentor for the Leaders of Tomorrow program for the Chicago and Phoenix Chapters of the National Black MBA Association and has been an active member since 2004. Leslie holds an MBA in Business Strategic Management from Keller Graduate School of Management in Illinois. She also holds a second Masters’ Degree in Project Management (PMP) from Keller Graduate School of Management in Arizona and she has a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification from Purdue University in Indiana. She is the mother of two children; Kylie (22 yrs) and Timothy Jr. (18 yrs) both residing in Seattle Washington and they attend college for Nursing and Aircraft Mechanic/Aerospace Engineering.