Lea Xenakis

Lea Xenakis, MPA

Director of Research & Evaluation

Lea is part of the Data Science team and oversees quality improvement activities in addition to focusing on client projects and communication. She has a Master’s in Public Administration with a specialization in Health Policy Analysis from New York University Wagner School of Public Service and over 10 years of management and research experience. Her experience working in multiple sectors, such as health care and education, coupled with her knowledge and skills from a variety of disciplines help define, critically assess, and resolve a broad spectrum of public health problems and issues. Prior to joining VNL, her network research experience included examining social connectedness in age-friendly communities and the role of networks in disaster preparedness and response.

What Lea is Reading:

How to Make Smart Decisions Without Getting Lucky

Few things will change your trajectory in life or business as much as learning to make effective decisions. Yet no one really teaches us what it means to make consistently high-quality decisions. The decision-making principles in this article are both practical and time-tested. They work in the real world.

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