Leslie Tierney: What is Lupus?

Leslie is the Vice President of Operations and the chapter Patient Navigator for the Lupus Foundation of America, Greater Ohio Chapter. She has served over seventeen years in understanding the disease process of lupus and other illnesses. Leslie is a Registered Nurse (RN) and is sought out to provide education for patients and the public about various health conditions. This past year, organizations like the Ohio Department of Health, Kent State University, Northern Ohio Academy of Pharmacy, Cuyahoga County Jobs Education & Training Department, Akron Children’s Hospital, Columbus Nation Wide Children’s Hospital, local businesses, local churches, and patient family members have requested Leslie for speaking engagements and information. To best serve the community their requests were delivered to engage with lupus awareness. While most nurses care for one patient at a time, Leslie cares for an entire population. By working with the whole community, she is able to educate the public about health issues, improve community health and safety, and increase access to care while assisting lupus patients to better self-manage their disease.