Social Justice Advocate, Partners in Health
Old Greenwich, Connecticut
After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School Lesley King spent 15 years on Wall Street at JP Morgan as a managing director in Fixed Income Sales Management. A determined social justice advocate, Lesley retired from JP Morgan to focus her energy on non-profit work primarily with Partners In Health (PIH) out of Boston where she remains an active board member. She served as the interim COO for Village Health Works (VHW), a PIH sister organization, and is now the chair of the VHW board of directors. She is also a founding board member of the University of Global Health Equity, a new medical university located in Rwanda.
Lesley and her family run “The Back 40 Farm”, an organic vegetable farm in Washington, Connecticut, where they are involved in the local and organic food movements as well as international food security. They are co-owners of a few food related businesses in Greenwich, Connecticut including “Back 40 Mercantile”, a country store that gives 10% of all profits to PIH’s Food Security Program. She is an active member of her community, is on the board of the Perrot Memorial Library in Old Greenwich and previously served as PTA president for Old Greenwich School, interim executive director of Trinity Church, and the co-head of the Trinity Church Rwanda Council. Lesley‘s family and two other families founded the Old Greenwich Farmers Market in 2010.
Lesley and her husband Bill have four children ranging in age from college to elementary school.
Fellow: William “Bill” King