Leslie Toy

Program Manager

Leslie Toy has dedicated her career to championing health equity issues for communities of color through her work at various non-profits and civil rights organizations across the country for over the last decade. Currently at Community Partners she serves as Program Manager for the County COVID-19 Community Equity Fund, an over $16 million investment program, in partnership with the LA County Department of Public Health, Department of Health Services, philanthropy and 58 grassroots community-based organizations (CBOs) working to fight the spread of COVID-19 in communities disproportionately impacted by the virus. In her past roles she has led strategic partnerships with over 60 California CBOs and clinics through the Health Justice Network, which aimed to reduce health disparities across Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders and other communities of color through culturally competent outreach, education, and enrollment. She is passionate about the intersections of health, immigration, and language access. She has worked at Advancing Justice-LA’s Health Access Project and was the Norman Y. Mineta Public Policy Fellow through the Japanese American Citizens League in Washington DC. She has also served on the Washington D.C. and Los Angeles boards of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, and currently serves as part of the executive leadership team for API Forward Movement’s advisory board. Leslie graduated from the University of California, Berkeley and is a proud third/fifth-generation Chinese American.