Manager of Community Health
Presbyterian Healthcare Services
Term ends: 12-31-18
Leigh Caswell is the Director of the Center for Community Health at Presbyterian Healthcare Services (PHS). In this position, Leigh supports the PHS community health priorities of healthy eating, active living, and prevention of unhealthy substance use; this includes partnering with community to develop community health needs assessments and implementation plans for eight hospitals. Previously, Leigh managed the UNM Health Sciences Center Vision 2020 – “partnering with communities to improve health and health equity” and was the Coordinator of the Bernalillo County Community Health Council where she supported community-based health assessment and planning. Leigh is adjunct faculty at the University of New Mexico EMS Academy where she has helped to build and teach their Community Paramedic curriculum.
Leigh has a B.S. in Environmental Health from Colorado State University and a Masters of Public Health from the University of New Mexico (UNM). She has served on several community Boards including Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless, is the Chair of the Bernalillo County Community Health Council, is past President of the Albuquerque Mountain Rescue Council, and past President and current Policy Co-Chair of the New Mexico Public Health Association.