Congratulations to the 2019 Winner of the CTAHE Women’s Forum Scholarship:
Leslie Zucker, MBA, FACHE!
Leslie began her career as a licensed Medical Laboratory Technologist at New York Hospital, NY (currently the New York Presbyterian Health System, (NYP). She moved into Strategic Planning at Booth Memorial Medical Center in Queens, NY (currently NYP) and also worked in marketing and technical support in the biomedical industry. Leslie competed an MBA at Long Island University, and after moving to Connecticut, was employed at the Hospital of Central Connecticut as a Senior Laboratory Technologist before moving to her current role as Health System Specialist to the Director at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System. In this new role, Leslie embraces the variety of challenges in healthcare operations, while engaging with congressional and national program offices. She is active in mentoring and educational activities of future VA leaders, system redesign efforts, and is passionate about providing high quality healthcare services to the veteran population.
Leslie started as a member with ACHE in New York and after a hiatus, became involved in the Connecticut chapter. She is active on the Membership committee, and became a Fellow in the College three years ago. Leslie lives in Cheshire with her husband, and has 2 children, and is also active in various fundraising activities.
On winning the award, Leslie states:
“I am extremely grateful and appreciative to the CT ACHE Chapter for the Women’s Scholarship to attend Congress this year. We are truly blessed to have such an active and engaging chapter, and my energy is always renewed through the camaraderie and sharing of knowledge during networking and programming events. ACHE Congress is such a unique experience, and I look forward to sharing new knowledge with my colleagues”.
CTAHE Women’s Forum Scholarship Chair and Administrative Manager, Department of Pediatrics for UCONN Health, Julie Vigil, MS, notes:
“After reviewing Leslie’s extensive contributions to CTAHE and various other organizations throughout the state, she was viewed as the obvious recipient. Another factor in the Committee’s decision was Leslie’s desire to gain more knowledge at Congress, that would directly benefit her employer. Since Leslie works for a federal organization, without the financial support that the scholarship provides it would not have been possible for Leslie to attend Congress”.
Congratulations Leslie and thank you to all those that applied this year!