Leslie Smith

Executive Director, President

Leslie is the founder of Little Light and oversees its day-to-day operations. Leslie connects Little Light to the heart community and works closely with Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City to meet the needs of heart families. Please contact Leslie at littlelightCHD@hotmail.com


Mark Smith

Chief Financial Officer, Vice President

Mark is the co-founder of Little Light and takes care of all the financials with the organization along with assembling bereavement boxes and care bags.



Meredith Garrett

Donor Outreach Coordinator

Meredith has been friends of the Smith’s for many years. Meredith had the privilege to be with Mark and Leslie for support during Karalyn’s fetal intervention at the University of Michigan Motts Children’s Hospital. 


Meredith first started fundraising efforts with Little Light in 2016 on the Donor Outreach Committee to secure donations for the bereavement boxes and care bags. In 2017, Meredith joined the board as the Donor Outreach Coordinator.


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