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Meet the Founder & Board of Directors


Nyosha "Mz.Yoshi" Toler


Founder & Executive Director

 Mrs. Toler is an Early Childhood Special Education Teacher in Henrico County Public Schools. She holds a Bachelor's Degree from University of Lynchburg in Communications/Public Relations and is currently finishing her Masters in Teaching Special Education at Liberty University. First operating YoshiKidz Academy under the LLC, YoshiSamoa Entertainment since 2020,  Mz.Yoshi officially formed the nonprofit in December 2022. Her love for children shows through her many years of outreach, workshops, and programs that focus on a student's confidence, social skills, and performing arts.

Latoya Perkins


Latoya Perkins is a real estate agent for Richmond, VA and surrounding areas. She has multiple business endeavors including a modeling agency where she teaches young girls that beauty isn't just on the outside. She is YoshiKidz' Confidence Coach and president of the board. 

President/Chair of Board

Suzanne Leiter


Secretary of Board

Suzanne Leiter is a preschool teacher in Richmond Public Schools and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Master's Degree in School Counseling. Her passion is to make a difference in the lives of children and give them more opportunities and skills needed to be successful.

Keona Robinson


Keona Robinson holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and is currently studying to be a licensed massage therapist and personal trainer. She comes to us from the state of Maryland and loves to inspire children. She is driven to help provide a platform for children of all ages to excel.

Vice-President/Co-Chair of Board

Ashlee Stevens

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Ashlee  Stevens is a Marine Corps veteran and holds a Bachelor's in Finance. Currently an administrative assistant residing in Maryland, Ashlee is driven to give kids an outlet to thrive and joined the YoshiKidz Academy Team.  

Treasurer of Board

Xave' D. Morgan

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Xaveria "Xave" D. Morgan, a dedicated business coach, connects entrepreneurs to resources at The MBL Petersburg. She's also a Kauffman FastTrac Facilitator, Program Specialist at VSU's Center for Entrepreneurship, and visionary founder of Business Now, Inc. Committed to empowering youth and adults.

Shaniqua Towles

Shaniqua Towles is a MED D CCR who comes to us from Cumberland, VA, but currently resides in Henrico. She's always had the passion for working with children, as she holds a Bachelors in Health Services Management and has worked with VCU Childcare Centers.

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Aponi Liggins

Aponi Liggins is a Certified Behavior and Autism Specialist from Richmond, VA. She is a fun loving, creative, out going person who love to help out others and give back to the community.

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Angel Hasun


Angel Hasun is the owner of Angel Expressions Photography and has a love for the community. Angel works simultaneously on various projects around Richmond and surrounding areas, all the while serving as a member of the Board.

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Keisha Walker


Keisha Walker is an administrative services coordinator who has worked with various nonprofits for over 15 years. She loves inspiring youth and helping others. 

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Dannie Fife


Dannie Fife is an executive assistant at VCU who has a passion for anything dance! She has expertise in praise dance and is currently our Praise Dance Coach for YoshiKidz Dance Team.

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