Leslie Hanrahan
VP, Education & Research, Lupus Foundation

Leslie Hanrahan has over 22 years’ experience in health communications, education and research programming.

Since 2005, Ms. Hanrahan has led the strategic development and growth of the Education and Research Department of the Lupus Foundation of America (LFA).  The Lupus Foundation of America is the only national force devoted to solving the mystery of lupus, one of the world’s cruelest, most unpredictable and devastating diseases, while giving caring support to those who suffer from its brutal impact.  Prior to joining the LFA, Ms. Hanrahan held the position of Vice President of Account Services for Spotlight Health, Inc., a health communications firm in Great Falls, Virginia.  From 2001-2004 Ms. Hanrahan held the position of Vice President at MMG, a health communications company in Rockville, MD that specializes in developing and implementing patient recruitment programs for clinical trials.  In this and in former positions at health communications agencies in New York City, Ms. Hanrahan developed and executed innovative health education programs and disease awareness programs for national and international pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device development companies, and non-profit organizations.