Senior Director of Programs
Lesford Duncan is the senior director of programs at Outdoor Outreach, an organization that has helped more than 16,000 youth explore their world, challenge themselves and discover what they’re capable of in the outdoors. Through their Leadership Program, Outdoor Outreach introduces and prepares diverse youth for career pathways in outdoor recreation, conservation, and advocacy. Lesford has a career background in developing programs, partnerships and policies that enhance the health and resilience of children and families.
Prior to joining Outdoor Outreach, he consulted for youth development nonprofits, and worked in child welfare, cultural competency and behavioral health for the County of San Bernardino, CA. Lesford received his B.S. in biology from the University of Florida and MPH in health policy and leadership from Loma Linda University. He is also a senior fellow with the Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity, an ultramarathon runner, avid hiker and outdoorsman.