Leon Bailey is the senior vice president for human resources at The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven. In this role, he has designed employee performance review systems and developed various diversity and inclusion initiatives at the foundation. Leon holds a Master of Public Administration degree from New York University. In addition he holds two degrees from New York Theological Seminary; a Master of Divinity and a Doctorate of Multi-faith Ministry.

Leon’s professional experience includes work in the profit and not for profit sectors. His business acumen led to the development and delivery of a turnkey franchising program for a national optical retailer as well as designing an effective performance compensation system that delivered results and empowered employees to manage their own rewards.

As an entrepreneur, Leon established the first family planning clinic for men in New Jersey; established the first community based alternative to incarceration and institutionalization for children in New Jersey and established one of the first community based transitional living programs in New Jersey to prepare young adults with special needs to live in the community.

Leon’s passion to help people as they travel their spiritual path led to the formation of the Church of Bethlehem in 2007. Leon lives in Connecticut and enjoys hiking and photography.

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