Ms. Blacketer graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Human Performance in 1991 from the University of Houston – Clear Lake. Before beginning her 18 year career at UTMB she worked at St. Mary’s Hospital in Galveston as a Fitness Specialist in the Physical Therapy Department. She came to UTMB in January of 1998 as the Assistant Manager of the Alumni Field House and became the Manager in 2000. Leslie has had the pleasure of developing associations and friendships across the institution with a very diverse population, including the members of the Field House. These interactions have allowed her to stay in touch with the concerns and issues that are important to UTMB employees. Leslie has worked closely with the Office of Student Life and the Student Government Association as well as the Retiree’s Association to retain memberships and to hear concerns and suggestions from their specific groups for the Alumni Field House. She has a gained a wide array of knowledge concerning all areas of UTMB through her associations with the groups that the Field House serves. Leslie currently lives in Galveston with her 16 year old daughter and 13 year old son and participates in various parent groups for the GISD school district. Leslie values the opportunity to serve on the Employee Advisory Council as she feels that her experience with a very diverse group of associations within the UTMB community keeps her in tune with the mindset of the remarkable employees that work here.