The Ersoylu Consulting Team has been involved in numerous panels, presentations and publications as evaluation and policy practitioners. Below are some highlights.


Manal Aboelata, Leah Ersoylu and Larry Cohen. 2011. “Building Healthy Places with People and for People: Community Engagement for Healthy and Sustainable Communities” in Making Healthy Places: A Built Environment for Health, Well-being and Sustainability. Island Press. Download PDF Here

Leah Ersoylu and Tuba Kobas. 2010. “The New Locomotive for Economic Development: NGO’s” in Itovizyon (April 2010). Download PDF Here

Helen Ingram and Leah Fraser. 2006. “Path Dependency and Adroit Innovation: The Case of California Water.” in Robert Repetto, ed, By Fits and Starts: Punctuated Equilibrium and the Dynamics of U.S. Environmental Policy. Yale University Press.

Helen Ingram and Leah Fraser. 2006. “Changing the Policy Paradigm.” in Max Oelschlaeger and Peter Friederici (eds.) Moving Waters: The Colorado River and the West. (Forthcoming, University of Arizona Press).

Leah Fraser. 2004. “Evaluating the Impacts of the Ottawa Treaty” in Landmines and Human Security: International Politics and War’s Hidden Legacy. Matthew, McDonald and Rutherford (eds.) SUNY Press.

Leah Fraser. 2004. Review of “Contested Nature: Promoting International Biodiversity with Social Justice in the Twenty-first Century” by S. Brechin et al.(2003), Environment (June 2004).

Richard Matthew and Leah Fraser. 2002. Global Environmental Change and Human Security: Conceptual and Theoretical Issues. GECHS Program Office, UCI.

Leah Fraser. 2002. Review of “Faces of Environmental Racism” by Westra and Lawson (2001), Environment (November 2002).

Advisory Roles

Member, OC Food Access Coalition, 2013-present.

Board Chair, The Grain Project, 2012-present.

Board Member, St. Joseph Health System Foundation, 2011-present.

Member, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Advisory Committee for Evaluation of Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities Initiative, 2011-present.

Member, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Policy & Practice Advisory Committee for Review of Environmental & Policy Interventions for Childhood Obesity Prevention, 2010-present.

Reviewer, American Journal of Preventative Medicine, 2010-present.

Reviewer, First 5 LA, 2011-present.

Member, Urban Hardship Task Force. (Convened by Oakview Renewal Partnership, 2008)


“Making the Leap: Moving your Nonprofit from Service to Advocacy.” Invited presentation at CSUF Summer School for Nonprofits, July 10, 2008.

“Community-Based Policy Research.” Panel presentation at Connecting Communities: The University and Multi-Ethnic Civic Engagement. A Southern California Regional Symposium, Irvine, CA, February 7, 2008.

“Changing the Physical Activity Environment in Santa Ana, CA.” Panel presentation at American Public Health Association Conference, Washington, DC, November 7, 2007.

“Assessing Policy Development Opportunities.” Invited presentation to UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Obesity Prevention in Public Health Course, Chapel Hill, NC, September 27, 2007.

“Health Policy through Collaboration: Merging Public Health & Public Safety.” Invited presentation at NALEO Healthy Communities Policy Institute, Seattle, WA, April 28, 2007.

“Nonprofit Lobbying vs. Advocacy.” Panel presentation at Annual Healthy Eating, Active Communities (HEAC) grantee meeting, Monterey, CA, April 26, 2007.

“Active Living by Design: Lessons Learned.” Panel presentation at 6th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth: Building Safe, Healthy & Livable Communities, Los Angeles, CA, February 8-10, 2007.