Leslie Quarles

Training Associate II

BS, Mass Communications, Southeast Missouri State University; Graduate Certificate, Nonprofit Management and Leadership, University of Missouri – St. Louis; Graduate Certificate, MiniMBA, Miami University

Leslie is a Training Associate on the Missouri Employment First team. She provides training and technical assistance to service providers in Missouri to improve employment outcomes for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Leslie’s previous experience includes employment services and quality assurance, as a Director for MERS Missouri Goodwill Industries and as a Program Surveyor for Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) International. Additionally, Leslie has served on the board of Best Buddies Missouri and the Generation Listen Council with St. Louis Public Radio. Leslie has volunteered with several organizations and actively participates in Gateway Nexus, a networking platform for providers and employers.