Leasa was born and raised in Texas, and is a proud graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Fashion Merchandising. She has had a career which has entailed roles as retail manager, flight attendant and administrative assistant, but has also provided significant volunteer service and leadership in numerous charitable and service groups in the Dallas and Collin County areas, such as the Junior League of Dallas. She has served on the Board of the KJ Dance Boosters and is currently serving on the Board of the National Charity League Preston Bluebonnet Chapter.
In addition to her volunteer service and leadership, Leasa has had significant and ongoing responsibilities for event planning for a variety of her favorite charitable and civic organizations, including the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center League. Dallas Junior Garden Society, Wipe Out Kids Cancer, Centennial Elementary, Shelton School, Bishop Lynch High School, and Booker T Washington HSPVA. However, her greatest achievement and proudest role has been and continues to be that of mother to her two daughters, Hollyn and Chaslyn.
Leasa has been married to John Donovan, President of Longhorn Wealth, since 1991. She originally worked part-time in John's practice as Client Service Coordinator from 1992-1994, before stepping away from the business with the birth of Hollyn in 1994. Leasa took on her current part-time role with Longhorn Wealth in 2017 to oversee the planning and execution of all client appreciation events for the firm.