etsuko has been with On The Move since 2007. She started out as a member of the On The Verge cohort (cycle two) and has been with us ever since. etsuko brings over 18 years of education and nonprofit experience to the organization and has assisted On The Move in a number of capacities, including working with low-income youth and young adults, building community-based programs and schools focused on the next generation of public sector leaders in urban and rural communities of color. etsuko is currently the primary coach for numerous On The Verge cohorts of leaders from the fields of education, youth empowerment and development, social services, family strengthening, and neighborhood development. She lives in Richmond with her husband and two children.
Teresita LUA LEon
Teresita started off with On The Move as a LAYLA youth her Junior year of high school in 2013 and graduated from Napa High School in 2015. She has then transitioned into the Parent University role as there administrative Assistant in 2017 and later on began her role as our On The Verge Systems Administrator. Teresita will continue to attend Napa Valley College to earn her degree in Sociology. She loves to bring a fun and happy smile to her work environment and helping her community in any way she can. Teresita also loves to spend her free time watching her husband play and coach soccer teams with their infant daughter.
Leslie is the co-founder of On The Move, but her passion to promote young leaders and create programs that address critical issues and inequities in our country started long before then. Since 2004, Leslie has played a variety of roles within the organization, including Executive Director. In her current role as Senior Fellow, Leslie works closely with On The Move’s Innovations Community Center and consults other OTM programs to help raise up the next generation of leaders within Napa and surrounding communities.