Lucretia Jones was born and raised in the Longwood section of the South Bronx, in the same house where she now resides. She graduated with a BA from Brandeis University in 1977. After a stint as an Emergency Medical Technician, she joined the New York City Department of Health, where she has risen through the ranks to become the Surveillance Coordinator in the HIV/AIDS Surveillance Program. She was recently awarded a Public Health Scholarship to attend Columbia University, and received a Masters of Public Health in 2001. Lucretia joined Mothers on the Move in 1992 out of concern for the poor quality of South Bronx public schools and was a founding Board Chair. She is a member of the New York State Board of Regents' Committee on Low-Performing Schools and has received several awards for her public school advocacy, including one for her involvement with the school based management team at PS 130. She is the mother of two children, Sati and Jeunesse.

Carmen Silva is a longtime leader and organizer in the South Bronx. She was active in South Bronx People for Change and joined MOM to fight for better environmental conditions. Carmen is also on the Board of Directors at Mid-Bronx Desperadoes and HOGAR. Both of her children, now adults, Vivian and Julio, are also active in community issues.

Jessie McDonald
was born in Alabama and moved to the South Bronx in 1964. Her early experience attending Birmingham's segregated schools is one reason why she has dedicated herself to fighting for equal education. After moving, she attended public schools in New York City, graduating from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1969. Immediately afterwards, she began working in the Dietary Department of Bronx Psychiatric Center, where she was employed until her retirement in 1992. Jessie joined Mothers on the Move in 1994 after attending a workshop on the structure of the Board of Education and since then has been an active member of the Education and Fundraising Committees. She was a founding board member of MOM's Community Action Alliance, formed to increase turnout and elect South Bronx representatives in the 1996 Community School Board elections. Jessie was elected to MOM's Board of Directors in 1999. In addition to her neighborhood activism, she is a volunteer at Thessalonia Baptist Church, where she cooks for youth and senior citizens' groups twice a week. She also serves on Thessalonia's Civic Committee, which focuses on outreach to the community.

Rita Veras was born in the Dominican Republic and emigrated to New York City when she was ten years old. She has lived in the Bronx for 12 years, and is mother of five children, ages 15 through 2 1/2. She has been an active parent volunteer at her children's Head Start programs and schools. She first got involved with Mothers on the Move Education Committee after meeting an organizer at her children's school, P.S. 75. She joined the Board in 1999. She likes being involved with her community and making a difference.

Norma Garcia is an active member of the MOM Environmental Justice Committee. She is a long-time Bronx resident, currently raising a son in high school.