Our Leadership

Denise Leonard, Co-Founder, Executive Director

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Denise Leonard's musical career includes leadership positions as Music Director in various churches throughout the U.S. She earned her bachelor's degree  in psychology from William Jessup University in 2015 and is currently pursuing her master's degree in marriage and family therapy through Harold Abel School of Social and Behavioral Science at Capella University.


Denise's business leadership includes 15 years in operations as Vice President and trainer for corporate business as well as operating her own franchised organization. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Rocky Flats Downwinders Organization in Denver, Colorado. Her role with Legacy Music is in instructing beginner guitar lessons & songwriting; business operations including; grant, corporate, & private funding.

Ted Leonard, Co-Founder, Chief Financial Officer

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Ted Leonard is a renowned rock vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, and recording artist. Ted signed on as Spock's Beard’s lead vocalist in 2011, appearing on multiple live and studio recordings. He is well known for his writing and lead vocal/guitar work with the prog-rock band Enchant, including nine live and studio albums. 


Ted holds a specialized degree in accounting and is owner and Vice President of Data Analytics, as well as a financial services consultant. His role in Legacy Music includes financial operations, guitar donation coordination, and music instruction to intermediate and advanced students. 



Advisory Board

 

Dr. and professor Florian D. Zepf is the Chair and Winthrop Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Western Australia, and the Clinical Director / Head of Department of the Specialised Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in Western Australia.

He is the recipient of prestigious research awards, including the "Young Minds in Psychiatry Award" (awarded by the American Psychiatric Association and the American Psychiatric Institute for Research and Education), the Donald J. Cohen Fellowship Award (granted by the International Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions) and the Raine Visiting Professorship of the University of Western Australia.

He has published several papers and book chapters on a variety of topics related to different aspects of mental health in children and adolescents, and is an internationally highly recognized clinician and researcher in the field of paediatric neuropsychopharmacology.

His main research interests are neurochemical aspects of brain function and their development in neuropsychiatric disorders, neuroimaging, neurofeedback, eating disorders as well as attention and affective disorders.

He is a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), the American Psychiatric Association (APA), the German Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy (DGKJP), the Society of Biological Psychiatry (SOBP), the International College of Neuropsychopharmacology (CINP), the Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Neuropsychopharmakologie und Pharmakopsychiatrie (AGNP), the International Society for Serotonin Research, and the International Society for Tryptophan Research (ISTRY).