Leonie is Jamaican but a Naturalized American Citizen who worked with the Jamaican government’s Social Development Commission for 13 years. Additionally, she Worked as an assisted living manager at Eden Homes Group in Bethesda, MD from 2008-2012.
She volunteered as secretary for the St. Thomas chapter of the National Council of the Aged, was a member of the St. Thomas Horticultural Society, and was member of the Kiwanis Club of St. Thomas (all in Jamaica).
She is married to Keith E. Peterkin and has four children. She was a vegetarian but now is a vegan; she enjoys exercising, walking the trails, traveling, reading and volunteering. She loves, loves music. She is always singing or playing music at home.