Lesli is a national Board Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (CPNP). She has over a decade of experience as a CPNP. She graduated summa cum laude from UCLA in 2002. She has been practicing as a CPNP with Coastal Kids since 2008, after receiving much of her initial internship training from Steven Abelowitz, MD in 2001.
She has gained years of invaluable experience working as a CPNP in the Children’s Hospital of Orange County’s primary care clinics in Santa Ana, prior to joining Coastal Kids. There, she managed the healthcare needs of children of all ages, worked closely with adolescents in the teen clinic, and often went out into the community in CHOC’s mobile healthcare clinic. She has also spent time working with the Orange County Rescue Mission to provide healthcare to children and their families in need.
Her abilities include providing comprehensive healthcare services to children and their families by managing chronic and acute illnesses, as well as performing physical exams from the newborn period through adolescence.
Lesli is a southern California native and currently resides in South Orange County with her husband and four young daughters. Lesli is fluent in Spanish.
“Lesli – I wanted to thank you for being so supportive of Elle and our family. When we were going through all of her diagnosis’ … you were so kind and thorough and always checking in to see how she was coming along! We really appreciate you and all you do!! We should have let you know a long time ago.” – M & H
“Lesli – We just wanted to say thank you so much for helping our son, Hayden, last week. We brought Hayden in with an elbow injury and you were so amazing with how quickly you took care of the injury, as well as how reassuring and comforting you were toward us as parents. The follow-up call was also incredibly sweet and very much appreciated. Thank you so much for all of your help.
Sincerely,” – S & L
“Lesli – Thank you very much for always taking such good care of us and making us feel better. We are very grateful fo have you in our lives. Also, our daddy would like to thank you because you bring great peace of mind to our mommy and happy wife = happy family life.
With appreciation and love,” – R & D