Lesly returned to GWL as the community engagement director in the fall of 2014. Lesly previously worked for GWL from 2004 – 2007 managing outreach, projects, and events. As a lifelong resident of the City of Lawrence, she has always been passionate about serving the community. She has served on numerous volunteer boards, including the city’s planning & licensing boards. In 2016, Lesly completed a certificate program with the Institute for Non-Profit Practice through the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University and in 2017 became the deputy director.