Ex officio member, Country Director
As Leslie continued to pursue her passion for increased access to health care for the most marginalized, she joined Team Heart upon graduation in 2018 as a development officer. In charge of the Rwandan office finance and administration management, Leslie is also involved in organizing and planning programs on patient outreach, advocacy, and education on Rheumatic Heart Disease. In her role as country director for Team Heart, Ms. Kaze is looking forward to furthering RHD prevention and awareness outreach around Rwanda, as well as supporting increased capacity building for a local cardiac surgery program. In the future, Leslie plans to pursue a master’s degree in health management to further her knowledge on policy and resource allocation and management in developing countries such as Rwanda to ensure an inclusive health system and access for all.