Dr. Leonard obtained her PharmD from the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Pharmacy in May 1998. She was the Barcode Medication Administration Coordinator (BCMA) and the Director, Pharmacy Integrated Technologies at the San Diego VA Healthcare System from July 2000 until July 2002. She became the Inpatient Supervisor for the Pharmacy Service at the Kansas City VA Medical Center in July 2002. She has served as the Chief, Pharmacy Service at the Kansas City VA Medical Center since April 2005. In these roles, she has leveraged her passion for advancement of pharmacy practice and support of innovation to continuously improve pharmacy practice. She is currently the Chief of Pharmacy Service at the Kansas City VA Medical and is an active leader in many national VHA committees, workgroups and projects.