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Director of Behavioral Health Counseling Services, Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist

Medical Interests

  • Adult psychiatric conditions, medication assisted treatment for outpatient substance use disorders, resiliency skills building

About Leslie

  • Leslie has over 25 years of experience as a certified Adult Psychiatric-Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist. Her primary interests are in Adult Psychiatric Conditions, Process Addictions, and Substance Use disorders. She received her Doctor of Nursing Practice and Master of Science degree in Nursing from the Medical University of South Carolina and always knew she wanted to be a nurse. Had she not gone into nursing, Leslie would have become a lawyer.
  • Leslie enjoys spending time with family and friends. She’s most inspired by overcoming challenges and hopes that her legacy is that she helped someone improve their situation and recover from suffering.

In The Community

  • Bethel Methodist Church, member
  • SC Chapter of International Nursing Society on Additions, founding member 2018
  • International Nursing Society on Addictions, member
  • American Psychiatric Nurses Association, member
  • South Carolina Nurses Association, member
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, member since 1993
  • South Carolina Psychiatric Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, group member
  • Sumter Shag Club, member