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November 2017 Chapter Meeting @ Hilton Naples
Nov 28 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

ABWA Neapolitan Chapter Meeting

The Power of Peer Support in the Workplace

November 28th

Hilton Naples

5111 Tamiami Trail N Naples, FL 34103

5:30 – 6:00 Registration & Networking  

6:00 pm  – 7:30 p.m. Meeting Called to Order and Dinner is served

 Sgt. Leslie Weidenhammer MS, MHC


Leslie is proud to be a resident of Collier County since 1990. Prior to moving to Naples she lived and grew up in Indiana. She received her master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Walden University and her bachelor’s degree from Indiana University Purdue University of Indianapolis (IUPUI) in Physical Education and Sports Medicine.
Sergeant Leslie Weidenhammer has been serving at the Collier County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) for twenty-five years and is currently the coordinator of the Mental Health Unit. She serves as a team member in all three of the Collier County Adult Treatment Courts, which are: Drug Court, Mental Health Court, and the Veterans Treatment Court.
Leslie is the coordinator of the Collier County Critical Incident Stress Management Team for first responders.  Leslie worked in the CCSO Training Bureau for over twelve years and has worked as a Communications Officer, Community Service Deputy, Corrections Officer, Law Enforcement Patrol Deputy, Victim’s Advocate, undercover work, Special Enforcement Team, Law Enforcement Patrol Supervisor, CCSO Hostage Negotiation Team, and LEO Field Training Supervisor.  Some of her current duties involve the coordination of the CCSO Peer Support Team, CCSO Ombudsman Team, and Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training.
Leslie completed her internship for her master’s degree at the Shelter for Abused Women & Children in Collier County.  She is a Mental Health First Aid instructor.  Leslie is a FDLE certified instructor for numerous law enforcement courses and has instructed at the academy and local level.  She is also an instructor for the International Crisis Intervention Stress Foundation and trains emergency service personnel on strategies to mitigate stress.  Leslie is a certified Police Suicide Prevention instructor.
  • Co-Chair, Collier County Criminal Justice Mental Health & Substance Abuse Planning Council
  • Board of Directors, National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) Collier County
  • Steering Committee, Collier County Mental Health & Addiction Committee
  • Team Member, Collier County Adult Treatment Courts
  • David Lawrence Center National Recovery Month Recognition, 2016
  • The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution Law Enforcement Commendation Medal, 2016
  • NAMI Collier County CIT Officer of the Year, 2011
  • Florida Department of Law Enforcement Sergeants Executive Leadership Academy, Graduate
  • CCSO Deputy of the Quarter, 2007
  • Numerous CCSO Service Awards, Command Recognitions, and Teamwork Awards

Email: leslie [dot] weidenhammer [at] colliersheriff [dot] org



Bronzed breast of chicken over fettuccini with traditional carbora sauce of cream, pancetta, peas & parmesan cheese

Desert: NY Cheesecake

Vegetarian & Gluten Free Option

~ Fettuccine with roasted Parisian vegetables and fresh herb , walnut pesto

~ Mellon ball zucchini and yellow squash, roasted grape tomatoes, carrots, pesto, roasted walnuts, parsley, basil thyme, garlic, olive oil, fresh juice and zest



ABWA Member Pricing: $33.00 Reserve through our automated system.

Non-member Pricing: $38.00 Reserve through our automated system.

If you run into any problems with the reservation system or have questions, please contact Nina Christensen at 239-580-7306 </span  “>laninta [at] comcast [dot] net .

Reservation Deadline Friday, October 20th at Noon.