Leslie is a native of northwestern Illinois. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Physical Education degree from Western Illinois University. She then enrolled in the radiography program at Triton College and earned an Associate in Allied Health degree. After becoming certified by the ARRT she was employed at Sherman Hospital in Elgin as a CT technologist. Leslie continued her education and earned a Master of Science in Health Administration degree from the College of St. Francis in Joliet, IL.
Leslie served as a didactic instructor for the College of DuPage and also served as a board member on the college’s Educational Review Committee. In 1987, Leslie became the program director at St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Radiologic Technology. In 1995, she joined the JRCERT and currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer.
Leslie was honored to receive the Professional Excellence Award, the Recognition for Recruitment and Retention of Health Careers Award, and the Outstanding Public Service Recognition Award from the State of Illinois Department of Public Health. Leslie travels throughout the United States presenting lectures on educational topics and believes programmatic accreditation in the radiologic sciences is the best way to assure patient safety.
Leslie resides in McHenry, IL with her wife and their two dogs.