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Liza Leonard, MSW, LCSW

Coordinator, Communities of Practice

Liza Leonard is the communities of practice coordinator for the University of Florida Lastinger Center for Learning. The CoP team will help develop new agendas and create a comprehensive suite of collateral that aligns with the center’s mission and visual identity.

Previously, Liza served as an implementation specialist where she designed and implemented high-quality professional learning experiences for adults that establish the conditions necessary for individuals to join together as a community and engage in reflective dialogue that deepens their practice.

She has over 25 years of experience working with our nation’s youngest and most vulnerable populations and is passionate about working towards larger-scale systems improvements that lead to lasting changes for children’s health and well-being.

She is committed to providing transformational opportunities that result in changes in practice with the ultimate goal of improving child outcomes. Liza earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work from Florida State University and is a licensed clinical social worker.