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Leslie Gonzalez

Leslie Gonzalez
Newton, MA

Career and Family
Technically, I’m a stay-at-home mom. My husband has his own business as an analyst for the supply chain/logistics world. So, I like to say that I’m the logistics manager for our family of six! I also am the director of client relations for his company.

I do a lot of volunteer work -- at my children's’ school, at our temple, for Hadassah and for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

I have four children -- two girls and two boys, ages 16, 14, 11, and 9. 

My oldest daughter has Type 1 diabetes. I have become very involved with fundraising for JDRF. They do amazing research for not only a cure for Type 1, but also for ways to make living with Type 1 easier.

How did you get involved with Hadassah?
My mother and my sister inspired me to get involved with and join Hadassah. Hadassah's incredible research with diabetes also moved me to become a life member.

What is it about Hadassah that resonates with you?
I love that Hadassah is this amazing organization for Israel, about Israel, in Israel. But the best part is that it was started and continues to be run by women -- really smart, inspirational women!

Share something you would like people to know about you.
I am training for my second marathon as a teen mentor for Dreamfar -- a high school marathon group. We will be running the Providence Marathon on May 7. In addition, I am training for my third sprint triathlon to raise money for JDRF.

Previous Members of the Month

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Sarah Elgart

Somerville, MA
“I am inspired by Hadassah’s efforts to connect healthcare professionals internationally.”
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Sandra Goldman

Charlotte, NC
"Rather than just an organization, Hadassah is like family."
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Sally Laufer

Palm Harbor, FL
"I am so moved by all that Hadassah nurses have achieved in Israel in the past 100 years."
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Ruth Fein

Merrick, NY
"I chose Hadassah because its main focus is Israel."
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Randi Lampert

Las Vegas, NV
“Board certified pediatrician passionate about Hadassah.”
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Randi Cohen

Arlington, VA
“I owe much to Hadassah, including meeting my husband.”
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Paula M. Schiff

Walnut Creek, CA
"Along with my wonderful Hadassah members, I have presented three Israel advocacy programs."
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Marlyn Bradshaw

Philadelphia, PA
"Hadassah is an amazing organization!"
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Lori Reszutek

Fairfield, CT
"I love being part of a group where I feel a true kinship to the other members."
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Laura Freed

Treasure Island, FL
“I love that Hadassah finds ways for every woman to get involved and get empowered to help others.”
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Judi Babcock

Bedford, MA
"I am proudest of the cutting-edge medical research done at Hadassah, including research on treating ALS, cystic fibrosis, heart stents, stem cell therapy and more"
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Joyce Backman

Westport, CT
“When I hear about new medical advances that have come out of Hadassah, I feel proud to support Hadassah.”
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Helene Schilian

Wellington, FL
“Hadassah supports everything I feel strongly about.”
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Hannah Cohen

Escondido, CA
“I grew up witnessing my mother’s deep commitment to Hadassah.”
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Gayle Dorio

Naples, FL
“A licensed interior designer who is honored to be a part of Hadassah.”
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Erin Coleman

Nashville, TN
“A prior service military engineer officer inspired by Hadassah.”
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Ellen Audet

Gainesville, FL
"It is a great honor to say I am a Hadassah nurse."
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Elise Feldscher

Calabasas, CA
“For over 30 years, Hadassah has been the constant in my life.”
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Dorothy Lasensky

Irvine, CA
"Nurses are the heart of Hadassah."
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Carol Konecky

Oceanside, NY
"I enjoy being surrounded by bright, creative and talented women who share my passion."
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