Leslie moved to Central Oregon in 2011 in hopes of a change in scenery and pace from the busy San Francisco Bay Area. She and her husband bought a fixer-upper farmhouse on 10 acres with their Dexter cattle, chickens, and dogs. Leslie works for PacificSource Health Plans as the Director of Central Oregon Medicaid and enjoys the work she does to support community members and their experiences with the Oregon Health Plan. Leslie spent most of her clinical career as an Occupational Therapist working with adolescents experiencing mental health and substance use issues. With her interests in prevention, policy, and management she went back to school to obtain her Master of Science in Public Health and has since worked in administrative roles that have been heavy in those areas as well as in quality management and continuous improvement. Leslie also serves on the local Sparrow Clubs Board of Directors as childhood health, wellness, and prevention efforts are of personal and professional interest to her.