Leslie leads Feeding Westchester in its mission to provide good food and eradicate hunger.
Prior to joining Feeding Westchester, Leslie served as a key executive at City Harvest, where she led plans to improve food access and nutrition for 500,000 low-income New Yorkers and she pioneered a new strategy that doubled the food distributed annually from 30 to 60 million pounds. Earlier, Leslie was Founding Director of Made in the Hudson Valley, and served under General Colin Powell as National Director of America’s Promise-The Alliance for Youth.
A fourth-generation resident of Tarrytown, Leslie is a graduate of SUNY New Paltz with a degree in sociology. She is a frequent guest speaker at various organizations addressing issues of hunger, including the National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine on Seniors & Hunger. She is also a guest lecturer of Fordham University’s Master of Science in Nonprofit Leadership program.