Leslie has a long history with Bideawee, having overseen marketing, development, volunteers, and brand identity for the organization for more than six years. She began her career at Bideawee in early 2010 as the Vice President of Development, eventually taking over additional responsibilities and becoming the Chief External Relations Officer. In 2016, Leslie took a brief hiatus from Bideawee while helping to reestablish the New York City Opera, but after 14 months returned to lead the organization as Bideawee President and CEO in September of 2017.

Leslie’s professional tenure also includes the role of Director of Development for ACDS and the Senior Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving for North Shore Animal League.

A lifelong avid animal lover, Leslie shares her Long Island home with two dogs, three cats, and her human family.

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