Dr. Leslie Ritter founded the Stroke Resource Center of Southern Arizona, a non-profit organization that provides information on the community resources available for stroke survivors and their caregivers.
Dr.Ritter began her career as a cardiac intensive care nurse in Tucson, Arizona. She received her Masters in Nursing and Exercise Physiology and PhD in Physiology from the University of Arizona. She currently is a Professor at the College of Nursing and Dept. of Neurology at the University of Arizona and the William Feinberg Endowed Chair for Stroke Research. She also serves as the faculty stroke coordinator for the University of Arizona Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona. Dr. Ritter is passionate about educating both healthcare professionals and the community about the risks for stroke as well as the resources that are available for stroke and TIA survivors and their caregivers.
The mission of the Stroke Resource Center of Southern Arizona is to provide information about resources for stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA) survivors and caregivers in Southern Arizona.
Vision: Valuing positive and sustained vitality for those touched by stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA).