Leslie Finkley, M.Ed.

+ Head of Community Training Programs
+ Lead Mentor

Leslie earned her master’s degree in counseling with a focus in gerontology from the University of Virginia.  Her passion is addressing the psycho-social issues resulting from the impact of dementia on the person, family and society.  Since professionally entering the field of senior living in 1993, Leslie has confronted the overwhelming challenge of the unmet needs of today’s senior citizen.  She discovered a new powerful resource when she met Teepa Snow in 2009 and had the great opportunity to study for 4 years, learning, mastering and internalizing the Positive Approach™ philosophy.  

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Positive Approach to Care

Teepa Snow’s philosophy and education is reflective of her life-long journey professionally caring for and personally living with various forms of dementia. This person-centered approach evolved to meet the complex and unique needs of individuals using effective and structured technique. Teepa and her company strive to grow appreciation of differences that will lead to better care and support of those living with changing abilities.