Monday, September 28, 2015

Office of Public Witness Welcomes Nora Leccese as New Interim Associate for Domestic Poverty and Environmental Issues

Nora Leccese joined the staff of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Office of Public Witness in early September. She serves as the Interim Associate for Domestic and Environmental Issues.
Leccese, is not new to the OPW. She was assigned to the OPW as an Emerson National Hunger Fellow with the Congressional Hunger Center for a year long fellowship. During that time she researched equitable food systems in Montpelier, Vermont and served the Office Of Public Witness where she focused on criminal justice reform and economic justice.
She is a graduate of the University of Colorado with a degree in economics and a focus on community leadership. An activist and advocate by nature she is deeply committed to food and climate justice. In her home state of Colorado, she co-founded and chaired the board of a national food rescue non-profit and organized with the fossil fuel divestment movement.
Leccese serves in the capacity that was held by Leslie Woods for ten years. We welcome Nora to the justice advocacy work of the PCUSA and Compassion, Peace and Justice Ministries.