Leslie Lieberman, MSW

A social worker at heart, Leslie Lieberman believes deeply in the power of relationships to create change and heal. Leslie has spent her professional life working at the crossroads of public health and social work, bringing together and fostering relationships among diverse groups who collectively address pressing health and social justice issues.


Before coming to the Health Federation of Philadelphia in 2007, Leslie served as the Program Director for the award-winning Early Start Perinatal Substance Abuse Program at Kaiser Permanente for 10 years. Today, Leslie is the Senior Director of Training and Organizational Development at the Health Federation, where she leads a multi-disciplinary department that builds organizational, system, and community capacity for trauma-informed care, HIV/AIDS care, resilience, and healing. Leslie continues to be guided by her passion to assist others as they work to transform visions into reality. Leslie holds a master's degree in social work from the University of California at Berkeley and received her BA Cum Laude from Carleton College. In 2017, Leslie was recognized as a Sesame Street “Sesame Hero” for her long-term commitment to improving the lives of young children.