Leslie and her family moved from Ohio to Granada Hills in July, 1985. Since 2016, she has been the Director of Philanthropy at Dream A World Education, a nonprofit organization that provides arts and social emotional learning programming for children in inner city elementary schools. Her professional accomplishments include designing and teaching a kindergarten enrichment curriculum, coordinating resettlement services for immigrants from the Former Soviet Union, directing multiple senior services programs at Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles, including the SOVA Community Food and Resource Program, serving as Vice President of the national anti-hunger advocacy organization, MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, and as the Southern California Program Director of JBI International (The Jewish Braille Institute.) Leslie is on the board of Menorah Housing Foundation, an organization providing affordable housing to seniors with very low incomes. She is graduate of The Ohio State University where she earned a degree in elementary education. Her son, Dan, and his family live in St. Louis and her daughter, Ellie Friedman Sacks, and her family live in Phoenix.