Filderman, Leetha

Leetha Filderman

is a gifted strategist intrigued by the power of collaboration as a tool for social change. She serves as the president of the PopTech Institute (www.poptech.org) where she oversees a portfolio focused on global health, the environment, social justice and the future of work.

Her tenure at PopTech began with the establishment of the PopTech Social Innovation and Science Fellows programs, which are dedicated to identifying and training promising innovators and scientists. She is intrigued by the power of technology and other disruptive channels to mitigate challenges confronting humanity.

Prior to her tenure at PopTech, Leetha dedicated her career to public health advocacy, developing a number of programs that opened access to state-of-the art care for the urban poor suffering from HIV/AIDS. She served as the Administrative Director of the Yale-New Haven Hospital AIDS Program and Research Liaison for the Boston City Hospital AIDS Research Program.

She has a deep and diverse background in strategic development, and has advised and served on the boards of numerous organizations and agencies. She lives on a small farm in Maine.