Leslie serves as Marketing Manager for A2E, and works at the Sage Group as a Senior Recruiter. She brings nearly 20 years of human resource and talent acquisition experience to the A2E team. When she’s not working or volunteering, Leslie enjoys spending time at the beach with her family.
Vice President & Treasurer
Bethany serves as Outreach Coordinator for A2E. She is a Business Specialist for the Department of Rehabilitation. Her background is in mental health and social services. Doing meaningful work, helping others and contributing to a more sustainable way of life are some of her passions. Bethany enjoys hiking with her family, home improvement projects and yoga.
Desha serves as Logistics Coordinator for A2E, and has more than 15 years in education. She is currently the Director of Career Development at Cabrillo College, where she supports a wide range of individuals and develops partnerships with local employers. Desha enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, traveling, and yoga
Patricia is President of A2E, and has a strong background in employment services including Job Placement Coordinator at Computer Training Academy, Career Counselor for Santa Cruz County Office of Education, and Special Education Transition Specialist for Santa Cruz City Schools. She most recently developed the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Department Inmate Employment Program, which assists inmates with employment preparation and re-entry.
Sariah has a degree in Communications from San Jose State University, where she graduated with honors. As a Lead English Teacher Trainer in China and Korea, she specialized in on-boarding and development. Her time as a Behavioral Interventionalist helped children and young adults build healthy habits. She is passionate about fostering growth and creating opportunities.