Leslie Newman has been the chief executive officer at Children & Families First of Delaware since 2007, having served as their Director of Development for 15 years prior. As CEO, Leslie continues the long tradition—over 130 years—of charitable work in the state. She has both guided and celebrated the organization’s commitment to strengthening Delaware families, helping children reach their full potential, and its ability to adapt and respond to the changing needs from their programs and services. Leslie has helped drive the organization’s resources and services to cover a wide breath of area including nurse home-visits, community mental health programming, community schools, and adoption and foster care. Leslie is currently a member of the Early Childhood Council and Child Death Review Commission. She also serves as President of the Milton and Hattie Kutz Foundation.