Director of Human Resources Leslie Addison Leslie directs all aspects of the Human Resource function for the agency. As an HR credentialed professional (SHRM-SCP and SPHR), Leslie oversees her team of HR staff in handling employee relations, workforce and leadership development, retention and engagement initiatives, compensation and benefit administration, health and safety, policy development and related compliance. Leslie serves as the UCS Corporate Compliance Officer and has also served as past Workforce Readiness Director of the SHRM Vermont State Council, Member of the Bennington Rotary Club of Rotary International and Chairperson of the Vermont Care Partners HR Director Committee. Leslie came to UCS after twenty-five+ years working in the field of vocational rehabilitation most recently as the Director of Employment Services at a large non-profit organization, inclusive of serving on various New York statewide committees to promote work opportunities for people with disabilities or other barriers to employment.Leslie has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the College of St. Rose and held credentials for many years as a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. She firmly believes that the agency’s mission of building a stronger community is achieved by the dedicated work of an engaged, resilient and wellness-oriented workforce.