Dr. Svetlana Leeds has been with NESA since before the doors were opened. Svetlana has a long history in the sport of gymnastics. Her mother Janie, a team coach, raised her in the gym. She qualified to the Junior Olympics twice and was offered a scholarship to compete gymnastics at Rutgers University, where she studied psychology.
After completing her undergraduate education Svetlana went onto earn a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology, with a specialization in working with children, adolescents and athletes. Svetlana uses her education to create a positive development environment in the gym for the competitive and non-competitive athletes who participate in her programs. She also conducts trainings for the staff to create an over-all psychologically, emotionally and physically stimulating environment at NESA.