Leslie Mandell, Development Manager, has worked to raise awareness of, and support for, Palm Beach Dramaworks since 2011. She has extensive experience in community outreach and development, having worked for several non-profit organizations during the past 26 years, including The Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County, The Jewish Theological Seminary, the Anti-Defamation League, and Palm Beach Opera. A former kindergarten teacher, Leslie earned a Bachelor's degree in Education from the University of Miami and an MS in education from Johns Hopkins University. Originally from Baltimore, Leslie has lived in Palm Beach County since 1989. In her spare time, Leslie enjoys cooking and spending time with her husband, Richard.