President Beyond the Bars LLC
President Trance4mation Nation / CEO Trance4mation Games / Inventor
Workshop Leader / Department of Defense Contract Speaker / Psychotherapist
Leslie is the inventor of RECHARGE Beyond the Bars Re-Entry Game and President of Beyond the Bars LLC. She is also CEO and Founder of Trance4mation Games, the President and Founder of the non-profit, “Trance4mation Nation, Inc.,” and an active psychotherapist with a private practice in New York City.
RECHARGE joins other highly praised games created by Leslie, an innovative, rising star specializing in the development of games as social communication, healing and transformation tools. Leslie’s other games include Warrior Spirit Mission Homefront, a veteran reintegration game currently being used by all branches of the military, the Keep It Real Diverse (Diversity) game, in use nationwide on hundreds of college campuses, and the Keep It Real (Original) game, being utilized by one hundred Boys & Girl’s Clubs and youth programs nationwide.
Leslie has been a Program Director for programs serving at-risk youth in the South Bronx. For more than six years she created and implemented long-term intensive arts and after-school programs in inner city schools for at-risk youth, and for two years pioneered a poetry project at Rikers Island Correctional Facilities for Men and Women. She has been a Consultant for the foster care system for the past 18 years, and has supervised residences for homeless young adults, worked in homeless shelters, and worked in an emergency shelter for runaway youth. A former adjunct professor in literature and writing at the College of New Rochelle, Leslie graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Masters Degree in Creative Writing.
Leslie has been developing and facilitating highly lauded workshops on college campuses nationwide. She is a consistent presenter at numerous national conferences, including dozens of military events and conferences. As a contracted Department of Defense speaker, Leslie presents at Yellow Ribbon Veteran reintegration events nationwide on a regular basis.
In October 2013, Leslie will pilot a weekly RECHARGE Beyond the Bars Re-entry Project, facilitating workshops with the adolescent population at Rikers Island Correctional Facilities. She will be hosting a national Diversity Webinar for colleges and universities in November 2013 called “Diversity Just Got Real!”