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Previously, Lesley practiced midwifery at Virginia Mason and with the Franciscan Midwives in Tacoma and Federal Way. She is married and is the mother of two grown children, Noah and Ian. She enjoys practicing yoga, walking her dog, doing art projects, quilting, and gardening. She is known for her creativity in helping women into all kinds of positions during labor and birth.

Why I Work at Neighborcare:

Midwifery 'feeds my soul'. I truly love helping women give birth. I feel my hands were made for this work. I enjoy serving families and honoring their choices during pregnancy and labor.


Certified Nurse Midwife, 1986
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, 1987


Registered Nurse, Watts Hospital School of Nursing, Durham, NC, 1982
Bachelor of Science, Nursing, North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC, 1985
Master of Science, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., 1987