Leslie brings more than 16 years of innovative program development and management in non-profits, education, government and the private sector. Specializing in new program development, she has extensive experience in stakeholder/partner identification and recruitment, contract development and compliance monitoring, outcome-based planning and managing multi-million dollar budgets. She is the founder of Off the Sideline, a health equity focused non-profit that aims to strengthen communities by providing scholarships to low-income youth that enable them to play team sports.
After starting her career in social services, she spent a decade in energy-efficiency and now works for Portland Community College where she manages a team responsible for programming hundreds of non-credit and CEU course for over 25,000 students a year. She has a BA in Environmental Studies and an MA in Political Science.