Leslie Chapman-Henderson has championed the disaster safety movement through the creation of FLASH and its groundbreaking awareness initiatives for homebuilders, homeowners and design professionals. Ms. Chapman-Henderson’s experience and expertise spans creative, technical and advocacy initiatives. She has served as co-chair of the legislatively-created My Safe Florida Home Advisory Council, as a board trustee for Florida International University – International Hurricane Research Center, an advisory council member for the Florida State University Catastrophic Storm Risk Management Center, consumer representative and chair for the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund Advisory Council, consumer representative for the Louisiana Uniform Building Code Task Force and as a Florida representative to the Federal Communications Commission WARN Committee.
She has testified before the United Nations, the United States Congress as well as numerous state legislature bodies as a subject matter expert on mitigation. She has appeared in hundreds of media interviews including television and radio appearances on AccuWeather, CNN, FOX News, Good Morning America, MSNBC, The Weather Channel and nationally-syndicated programs such as This New House and Home Again with Bob Vila. FLASH collaborates with more than 100 innovative and diverse partners that share its mission of strengthening homes and safeguarding families.