Lesley Brown is currently the Executive Director of the Ontario Public Service Quarter Century Club, where she is leading the change management process to revitalize the organization. Previously to this role, Lesley was the Executive Director of Lifeline Syria, an organization committed to facilitating private sponsorship of Syrian Refugees. While Executive Director at Essential Skills Ontario (ESO) she spearheaded the transformation from a membership association to a well-recognized research and policy agency. In previous management roles at AlphaPlus Centre and the Toronto District School Board, Lesley was instrumental in building accountability through the establishment of a project-management office; leading a new training department that served five district schools boards; and establishing the first certificate programs for adult literacy education and numeracy programs in Toronto. Lesley holds a Masters Degree in Adult Education from St. Francis Xavier University, a Bachelor’s degree from York University, a certificate in Conflict Mediation from Guelph University, and a Teaching English as a Second Language Certificate. In 2012, Lesley was awarded The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of public service.