Our Board of Directors
Founder/Director - Program Director
Richard Leslie, is the founder/Executive Director of the Wyoming Epilepsy Association.
Mr. Leslie advocates educating and researching areas that focus on improving epilepsy and healthcare services in Wyoming.
Mr. Leslie is currently active on various boards: State of Wyoming Health Advisory Council, Wyoming Health Access Network, Patient Advocacy Leadership Network. As well as being a major part of other boards in the past ten years: Community Action of Laramie County, Governor’s Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities, Cheyenne Health and Wellness Center, and the University of Wyoming’s Institute for Disabilities.
By being an active member of these boards, he has been inspired to work towards improving the overall healthcare of Wyoming.
Mr. Leslie is 2007 Alumni of the Leadership Wyoming program and a 2007 recipient of the Wyoming Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities Ralph Snyder “Everyday Hero” Award and was nominated for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Community Health Leaders Award.
Director - Treasurer/Secretary
Rose Sanders, has 4 children, 8 Grandchildren, 8 Great Grandchildren. What fun they are! She has been an LPN for over 30 years. Working in Geriatrics,Med-Surg, Surgery, Dermatology. A very interesting career.
Rose was hired thru the Experiences Works program that helps older adults 55+ to learn the basics of computer programs and places them in employment opportunities with employers. Rose work from WEA as our office secretary and learned how to develop brochures, and an Excel database for WEA to keep track of clients.
After, two years at WEA she became an AmeriCorps VISTA, with a goal – to spread the word throughout Wyoming that Wyoming Epilepsy Association is here to provide people with epilepsy information about advocacy, support, and education on epilepsy in general.
Rose is still active today serving on WEA’s Board of directors and helping at looking at what programs need to be developed to help people with epilepsy, developmental disabilities have a better quality of life within their communities.