Lesley joined Sofinnova in 2007 as Office Manager and Executive Assistant in the San Diego office. She provides operational and administrative support to Lars Ekman, David Kabakoff, Perry Nisen. Prior to joining Sofinnova, Lesley was Executive Assistant to Lars Ekman, President of R&D at Elan Pharmaceuticals from 2003-2007. Prior to Elan, Lesley was the personal executive assistant to the principals of a Rancho Santa Fe estate and horse farm, and during that time assisted with two White House events.
Before moving from Oyster Bay, NY to Southern California in 2000, Lesley was the Personal Executive Assistant to Abby Rockefeller (Milton) O’Neill, Chairman of Rockefeller Financial Services and Rockefeller & Company. Prior to that she created the Customer Service department and call center at Acclaim Entertainment, the then leading creator of video games. She developed the Market Research Evaluation lab and was responsible for Acclaim’s famous Mortal Kombat hotline.
Lesley and her husband, a PGA Golf Professional, spent 21 years at The Mill River Club in Upper Brookville/Oyster Bay, NY where together they managed the golf operation as well as their well-known retail operation in the golf shop.
She graduated from IBM School, NYC, as well as Siemens Rolm, San Jose for CCMS/ACD.