Leslie (Grimard ’10) Ford

Humanities and Catholic Culture

When lawmakers, government workers, and even the president of the United States are making decisions, it’s essential that the right advisors are in the room, says Leslie (Grimard ’10) Ford.

Leslie tries to be the right advisor, in the room where it happens.

She’s a wife, mother, and public policy pro who’s worked on Capitol Hill (with Senator Mike Lee of Utah) and in President Donald Trump’s White House. She advises state governments and nonprofits. She’s a visiting fellow at the Heritage Foundation, a Washington think tank. Her focus is policies that impact vulnerable families and children: foster care and workforce reform, Medicaid, food and nutrition programs, and other safety nets. She takes a holistic approach, because social spending is more than a fiscal decision.

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