Leslie is responsible for the development, planning, and implementation of all of GBA’s education- and networking-related events. In collaboration with the organization’s managers, she creates education and training programs for Membership, Pittsburgh 2030 District, Green & Healthy Schools Academy, and Knowledge Network. Leslie also works with partners throughout the region to deliver high-quality, informative programming.
Leslie spent three years as GBA’s communications director, where she was responsible for sharing the organization’s stories locally, regionally, and nationally, and for always keeping its audiences informed about all things green. Her background includes work as a community support manager for an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity and director of volunteer services for Lutheran Service Society. Leslie gained a variety of skills through her previous positions in the nonprofit field, including marketing, event planning and coordination, community outreach and education, volunteer coordination, project management, and development. She serves on the board of directors for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh and is co-chair of its Sustainable Construction Committee.
Leslie holds a B.S. in Integrated Marketing Communications from Winthrop University and an M.S. in Sustainable Systems from Slippery Rock University.