Time & Location
Jun 21, 7:00 AM
About the event
Dr. Leslie Wisner Lynch- She is a distinguished researcher, periodontal surgeon, entrepreneur, mother and wife. Everything about Leslie exudes confidence and success. But it took over 20 years for her to truly take back total control of her life.
Dr. Leslie Wisner-Lynch has provided leadership throughout her career in both the private and public sector. After receiving two doctorates, including one from Harvard Medical School, she served as a consultant to a worldwide pharmaceutical company in the field of regenerative medicine and later helped launch a biopharmaceutical company, BioMimetic Therapeutics, Inc serving as Director of Clinical Research through US Food and Drug Administration approval of the company’s first product.
She co-founded the BioTN Foundation, a not-for-profit whose mission is to advance science and technology through the collaborative of industry, K12 and higher education, served as the Governor’s designated Chair for the statewide STEM Innovation Network under Governors Bredesen and Haslam, served as the founding Chair for STEM Preparatory Academy and has served on several not-for-profit boards focusing on science and technology education and business development.
But in 2018 she stepped forward for an organization very near and dear to her heart, You Have the Power, an organization whose mission it is to empower those victimized by crime through education, advocacy, and understanding.
As someone who experienced firsthand what it is to become the victim of a violent crime, she knows the power of this organization. In fact, it was through her own healing process some 24 years after being victimized that she found You Have the Power and was able to realize her own power again! Seven years later she not only served as chair for YHTP’s fall fundraiser, Powerfully Thankful, she shared her story publicly for the first time in order to lend her own face and voice to a community of others like her whose faces and voices are mostly unknown. She joined the board of YHTP in 2018 to work with others to ensure that we not only support people affected by violent crime but that we work tirelessly to educate communities on how to be safe and very importantly stop cycles of violence in an ever increasing violent society. In her own words, “I am pleased to be able to provide a face and a voice for those who have experienced senseless acts of violence that have become far too commonplace in our world today. I believe we can and must do better! And You Have the Power is an organization through which you can trust this can and will continue to happen.”