Chairman and Executive Director
Leslie Orradre is a clinical Speech Language Pathologist with a private practice in San Luis Obispo. She obtained her B.A. degree in English from Cal Poly, SLO and her M.A. degree in Speech Language Pathology from CSU, Fresno. Leslie has worked in the field of Speech Language Pathology for 27 years here on the Central Coast. She has worked for Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center performing acute care speech therapy and intervention with the NICU and follow up program. Leslie Orradre has been in private practice for 15 years servicing the needs of children and adults with communication deficits. The majority of her work is with neurological impairment resulting in communication dysfunction including brain injury, CVA, or strokes, brain tumors, autism, childhood apraxia of speech, and developmental disabilities.
She has been on the Board of Directors since the foundation’s inception and feels she is able to contribute ideas based on her experience with children with special needs and as a business owner. She lives in San Luis Obispo with her husband, Peter, and their four children.