Leslie Manookian

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Leslie Manookian

Leslie Manookian

Leslie Manookian is an award-winning documentary film producer and writer and former successful Wall Street business executive. She chose to leave Wall Street at the height of her career in order to pursue a more meaningful path. She is also a qualified homeopath, nutrition and wellbeing junky, and a health freedom advocate.

Originally from Idaho, Manookian’s career in finance took her from New York to London with Goldman Sachs. She later became Director of Alliance Capital in London running their European Growth Portfolio Management and Research business. She has been featured in a cover article in Barron’s, in numerous other financial publications, in dozens of TV, radio, print and Internet interviews, and a presenter at numerous conferences.

She learned of the vaccine debate while living and working in London and determined that one day she would make a documentary exploring the issue. The Greater Good movie is the result.

She is Chapter leader for the Weston A. Price Foundation and advocates for nutrient dense traditional foods and sustainable farming. She has served on the board, managed or consulted for many organizations in her community. She has been active legislatively, playing a leading role in defeating the extension of a vaccine-tracking registry in Idaho and helping to secure legislation protecting consumer access to raw milk.

She holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BA from Middlebury College.

Articles by Leslie Manookian

Vaccination, healthcare rights, and politics explored in "The Greater Good"

The Greater Good looks behind the fear, hype and politics that have polarized the vaccine debate in America today. The film reframes the emotionally charged issue and offers the opportunity for a rational and scientific discussion on how to create a safer and more effective vaccine.