Jacqueline Amaya, Director of Finances, joined Woodside on the Move in 2011. She received her B.A. in Business Administration from Berkeley College with a focus in Accounting and Management. She previously worked with Citigroup and AXA Equitable Financial Services. She is excited to put her business skills to work to improve the living standards and opportunities for communities in Queens.
Adriana Beltran, Assistant Director, joined Woodside on the Move in 2011. A native from Ecuador, Adriana completed her B.A. at Baruch College and an M.B.A. in International Business in Spain. Adriana leads cultural, community, and small business events including the annual Weekend Walks, street fairs, and Taste of Woodside. In addition, she supports after-school programming at all of the school sites and is the point person on human resources. Adriana was a participant of the Queens Fellowship.
Teah Moe is the Program Director for our after-school and summer camp programs housed at PS 152 Gwendoline N. Alleyne School and PS 361 The Woodside Community School, and has worked at Woodside on the Move since 2009. Teah earned her B.A. degree in Language and Literature from SUNY Old Westbury. Prior to joining Woodside on the Move, Teah directed a Head Start Program for three years and a daycare center for two years. Teah participated in the Emerging Leadership Alumni, a training for future executive leaders in the NYC After-School Field, offered in partnership with Baruch College School of Public Affairs.
Justin Petropoulos is the Program Director for our after-school and summer camp programs at the Kathryn M. Phelan School (P.S.11Q). He started working for Woodside on the Move in September 2011. Before coming to Woodside, Justin worked in political and non-profit communications, and continues to teach composition and creative writing at New Jersey City University. He holds a M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Indiana and a B.A. in English from Florida International University. Justin has published two collections of poetry and is a contributing editor at entropymag.org.
Maritza Munoz, Director of Housing Services, joined Woodside on the Move in 2008. She leads the department strategy around affordable housing including one-on-one case management, Know Your Rights Workshops, landlord-tenant mediation, organizing tenants in buildings, leadership development/training of tenant leaders, shaming landlords/press work and larger advocacy initiatives to help change the conditions and systems. Under Martiza’s leadership, Woodside on the Move launched a free legal clinic with Jewish Association for Serving the Aging (JASA) and Queens Legal Services. Maritza holds a B.A. in Education from University of Guayaquil-Ecuador. Prior to working in a non-profit, she worked as a teacher for primary and secondary school students in Guayaquil-Ecuador for five years, in addition to working in the private sector.
Constantino Tejeda is the Community Organizer with Woodside on the Move. Constantino has helped train tenant leaders in low-income, rent-stabilized buildings to take on abusive landlords and win concrete changes such as rent reductions and essential repairs. Before joining WOTM, Constantino was a Community Organizer and former Center for Neighborhood Leadership Fellow with Catholic Migration Services and La Fuente. Before immigrating to the United States, Constantino practiced law in his native Dominican Republic with Castillo & Associate Law Firm. He also served as Deputy Director for the Secretary of Finance in the Dominican Republic and Nationwide President of the College Students at the Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo. Constantino also has a Masters in International Law at the Université Panthéon Assas. Constantino is inspired by civil rights leaders like Malcolm X who said, “It is criminal to teach people not to defend themselves when they are the victims of constant brutal attack.”
Aaron Frager is the Volunteer Coordinator with Woodside on the Move, and is responsible for recruiting volunteers and interns to support the Adult Education Program, Housing Department, and public events–a position supported by NYC Service Corps. Aaron grew up between Eastern Pennsylvania and East Harlem, and self-describes as a city boy whose country at heart. His identities include: avid animal lover, occasional activist and a firm believer in civil rights and equality. Prior to working with Woodside on the Move, Aaron studied Culture & Deviance Studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice with a minor in Addiction Counseling. Aaron worked with the Food Bank of NY and City Harvest to orchestrate food distribution with local cafe’s in Chelsea and Midtown West Neighborhoods. He has resided in Queens for the past 3 years.