About Michele Leslie

Director, Sex Offense Management Board

Michele Leslie is the Director of the Sex Offense Management Board, dedicated to promoting public safety through researching, advising, and providing recommendations regarding the development, implementation, and maintenance of evidence-based practices with and for individuals convicted of a sexual offense. 

Originally from Wisconsin, Michele earned her bachelor's degree in Psychology from Winona State University in Minnesota. She continued right into graduate school at the The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Illinois, where she obtained her Psy.D. in Clinical Forensic Psychology. Upon graduating, she began her career with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, providing treatment to incarcerated individuals convicted of a sexual offense. She additionally chaired a committee dedicated to establishing evidence-based evaluation and treatment of individuals with possession of Child Sexually Explicit Material (CSEM) as their only sexual offense conviction. In early 2021, Michele moved to Utah and worked for the Utah Department of Corrections Sex Offense Treatment Program, conducting psychosexual evaluations for individuals with a sexual offense conviction. Combined with her education, internship, and work background, Michele has a decade of experience working with the sex offense population.

Outside of her work, Michele is a marathon runner, hiker, and Green Bay Packers football fan.