Leslie Ziarko Valera

Director of Operations

Leslie is currently the Director of Operations at IAC and the Department Coordinator at Brandeis University. Prior to these roles, she was the Director of Finance and Operations for Provia Laboratories, a biotechnology company in Littleton, Mass. There she was responsible for finance, operations as well as investor relations and human resources. From 2000 to 2007, Leslie worked at CBRE-Lynch Murphy Walsh Advisors, a boutique firm focused on research and marketing of large multi-million dollar projects, and then transitioned to operations for HealthCare IT, an Information Technology company focused on biospecimen management and consulting for the cancer research community. Leslie began her career at the corporate office of State Farm Insurance in Bloomington, IL., and relocated to Boston to work for the Massachusetts Prevention Centers. Leslie earned her BS in Health Sciences from Illinois State University.