As the proud parent of three Los Alamitos Unified School District students, Leanne is happy to join the LAEF Board and looks forward to serving her local community. She always loved the after-school programs and science fairs her kids participated in over the years, but her real appreciation and passion for LAEF came during her years as Project SEEK President at McGaugh when collaborating to hire an art teacher there.
Leanne’s professional background is in the field of Organizational Development and Human Resources. She has worked for such companies as Toyota Motor Sales, St. Joseph Health System, and Sempra Energy. She is a certified facilitator of several leadership and management programs. Since starting her family, Leanne has focused her energy on volunteer work dedicated to children and families and has been heavily involved in PTA and Project SEEK, as well as organizations such as National Charity League Juniors and the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer.
A graduate of UCSB with a BA in Psychology and an MA in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from CSULB, Leanne understands the power of education, but knows teachers and administrators can’t do it alone. She believes it takes the partnership of programs like LAEF to help supplement the curriculum offered during the school day to provide the richest learning opportunities.
Leanne grew up in Long Beach and now lives in Seal Beach with her husband and children. She enjoys traveling, cooking, reading and spending time with her family.