For 18 years, Leigh was the Director of Social Services for an African American owned and operated Skilled Nursing Facility whose residents were predominantly African American. In 2014, she became the director of the Youngstown Office on Minority Health, the office gives a considerable amount of time informing, educating and empowering the minority populations to take a more preventative role in their health. Recently she has given a great deal of focus to educating the community on the high rates of black infant mortality in the Greater Youngstown community.
She is a core team member of the Mahoning Youngstown Baby 1st Coalition and sits on many of the coalitions sub-committees. She is the co-chair to the Greater Youngstown Community Dialogue on Racism (GYCDOR) and with members of MY Baby’s 1st coalition recently released the video “Dads Do Matter” that is targeted to fathers in the at risk community. After graduation, she plans on continuing her work with the Youngstown Office on Minority Health bringing knowledge from course work and field study to enhance the work of the office with a concentrated effort to health equity.
Leigh is currently pursuing Masters in Social Services Administration, Concentration: Community Practice for Social Change from Case Western Reserve University.