Vice President of Education
In her role as Vice President of Education, Leslie is responsible for the development of all of GBA’s education and training events. She conceptualizes different learning models, while tracking the most relevant innovations in sustainable buildings. She also supports GBA’s program-specific events, including its special events. Leslie oversees GBA’s Inspire Speakers Series and co-facilitates the Pittsburgh Living Future Collaborative and Women+ in Green network.
Leslie spent three years as GBA’s Communications Director, where she was responsible for sharing the organization’s stories for national and regional audiences. 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. Leslie is a member of the Master Builders’ Association’s Green Builders Committee. She served for six years on the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh and was co-chair of its Sustainable Construction Committee.
Leslie holds a Masters of Science in Sustainable Systems from Slippery Rock University and a Bachelors of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications from Winthrop University.