Leslie Taylor Grover, Ph.D. 

President-Founder, Assisi House, Inc.

Leslie Taylor Grover is President-Founder of Assisi House, Inc. She is certified in Community Storytelling, Story Exchange Facilitation, and Narrative Medicine. She is a community-based participatory research expert, and in her role at Southern University, she works with graduate students to conduct research, organize community-based research designs, and create community-driven programs. She is a writer for PushBlack, the largest source of information for Black voices across the nation. An avid scholar-activist, her work is widely published on issues associated with health disparities, community polarization, and vulnerable populations. Dr. Grover earned her Master of Public Policy Analysis and Administration from Mississippi State University, and her Ph.D. in Policy Studies from Clemson University.