Meet the Tyler Management Team
Leslie Deen, BSW, LCPAA – Regional Director
Leslie is the Regional Director for the Dallas and Tyler offices at A World For Children. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work from Howard Payne University and is a Licensed Child Placing Agency Administrator. She has worked with children and families in the foster care field for 20 years. She worked with children in a residential treatment care setting for over eight years, has worked with birth families and at risk youth for the STAR program, and has promoted Child Abuse Awareness in schools and communities. Leslie has been with A World For Children since 2008.
Leslie is known for her creativity, her compassion for kids and families, and for the love of her family. Leslie is an avid reader of history, enjoys researching her family’s genealogy, and is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Leslie serves on the Ellis County Child Welfare Board. She has served as a deacon at her church. Leslie is a committed and passionate professional and is dedicated to the belief that it is her ministry to work with abused and neglected children.
Jen Steenbergen – Clinical Director
Jen is a Licensed Master Social Worker. She received her BA in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. She received her Masters in Social Work from the University of Texas in Austin. She is currently serving as the Clinical Director for the Dallas and Tyler Offices. Jen has served adults, adolescents and children in a variety of settings: Acute Psychiatric In-Patient Hospital, Residential Treatment Centers, Texas Youth Commission, Travis County Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program, Defense Attorney Office, and as a Substance Abuse Counselor. She has been a foster parent and adopted a teen, who is now in college.