Leslie Walter is experienced in community outreach to medical staff including pediatricians, otolaryngologists and pediatric nurses as well as educating parents and professionals in current trends of hearing loss through health fairs and program tours. She has a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit organization management industry. Ms. Walter’s outreach efforts demonstrate strong communication skills including speaking to audiences, event planning, budgeting, nonprofit management, and strategic planning. She promotes involvement of the Sunshine Cottage Alumni Association through fundraising efforts to benefit the school by providing a student scholarship.
Ms. Walter participates as a member in various professional organizations such as the Alexander Graham Bell Association, VP of Texas Chapter since 2006 and Chairman of the Texas AG Bell statewide conference “Advocacy: Planning for the Future” in 2008. Ms. Walter became a member of the Texas Deaf and Hard of Hearing Leadership Council: Birth to Three in 2010 and has been chairman of the PIFS sub-committee for the past five years. Ms. Walter was Membership Chair and Silent Auction Chair of The Association for Women in Communications 2015-16 and Silent Auction Chair, 2016-17.
Leslie Walter has been employed at Sunshine Cottage School for Deaf Children for 26 years as a teacher, parent infant advisor and currently is Community Outreach and Alumni Relations. Ms. Walter was the Executive Director of Desert Voices, Phoenix , AZ from 1997-2000. She received a Masters of Science degree in Speech and Hearing from Washington University and a Bachelors of Art degree from Southern Methodist University.