Leslie Franceschi
Sr. Project Director
Syneos

Leslie Franceschi has spent 23 years in the pharmaceutical industry working on patient recruitment campaigns for a myriad of therapeutic indications at Pharmaceutical Research Plus and Acurian during the first half of her career. Later she progressed to managing global clinical programs at DynPort Vaccine and multiple CROs. Over the past 15 years she has specialized in CRO services and solutions to sponsors, vendors and clinical sites with her primary focus being in CNS, dedicated to schizophrenia, depression and movement disorders. Her current role is with Syneos Health as a Senior Project Director where she dedicates a large portion of her time fostering site relationships with psychiatry sites and advocacy groups. Her work with STARR Coalition has been committed largely to helping to eliminate the stigma of mental illness, and focus instead on brain health and access to clinical trials as a health care option for patients and caregivers.