Shahla Fisher de Leon, MPH


Shahla joined LFA in 2010 with a background in public health and a commitment to addressing root causes of health disparities. She brings to her work a passion for using data to assess, understand, and address individual and population health needs. In her work at LFA, Shahla has contributed to and managed a range of projects involving the collection and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data, as well as supporting client’s organizational learning through development of monitoring, evaluation, and learning frameworks. Shahla has worked with clients and organizations in an array of sectors including early childhood, reproductive health, rights and justice, immigration, and education. Her work has supported clients to explore and strengthen programmatic and systems change approaches to improving outcomes for the communities they serve.

Prior to joining LFA, Shahla worked as a reproductive health specialist in a community clinic providing health services and education to underinsured and low-income populations.

Shahla is fluent in Spanish and has taught salsa dance locally in the Bay Area since 2010.


  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Master of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley

Selected Project Experience

  • Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Framework Development, and Learning Partner for Unbound Philanthropy
  • Evaluation of Trauma Transformed (T2), a regional effort to create a coordinated and trauma-informed system of care for youth across seven Bay Area counties
  • Evaluation and Technical Assistance for First 5 Sonoma County
  • Evaluation of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation’s Population and Reproductive Health Program, US Subprogram