Review all my past experiences and activity on various boards through my 30 years serving this amazing community.
Community Advocate Napa Valley
"I have worked with Teresa on the planning of the silent auction for the Annual Hispanic Network Gala. Over the years and throughout the planning process, she has demonstrated true commitment to the valuable contributions of the Hispanic Network to the Napa County community. Teresa and I worked together serving the Hispanic Network as board members for a couple of terms."
- Maria V.
Executive Director CEO Spanish Language Consulting
I worked as an immigration consultant for over 30 years. My main focus was on bringing families together from around the world. While managing my own agency, I was able to help thousands of clients throughout the years to get family visas, permanent residence, and citizenship. All this while dividing my time between my office here in Napa and an outreach program that sent me to several northern California counties to speak and educate at school and churches all over that state.
Owner of Agency – Teresa Foster Immigration + Naturalization Consultant 1990 - 2021 | Bond + Registered with the State of California
TV Show Charlando con …Teresa Foster 2001 - present
Community TV Channel 27/28 | James Raymond, Director and CEO, Justin Bernard – Program Director
Teresa Foster has been the host of this monthly TV show for 20 years. During this time, she has overseen several public projects that influence and educate our Latino community in their decisions. Her motto is: “Con la Mejor Información, hace la Mejor Decisión” on the issues that quite often are totally foreign to them. Her guests bring a wealth of topics, including general and mental health issues, housing, as well as state/county/presidential elections; her guests often include the law enforcement officers, or even the Mexican Consul. Being able to bring so many people together from different walks of life, the way Teresa does, makes for a most unique TV show, which airs in Napa, Yountville, Calistoga, American Canyon, Petaluma, Vallejo and San Rafael.
TV Show: Al Punto 1996 to 2001
It was easy for Teresa to accept the offer to Co-host this show with Manuel Treto, as she knew this was yet another window to open for the Latino community. Teresa and her guests would be talking in their native language, Spanish, and her community was finally going to know what’s going on with all the topics of greatest interest to them. And as an Immigration Consultant since 1990, she knew what was needed. With Teresa’s unique organizational skills, along with her dynamic personality, she helped boost viewership and make this program the award-winning success story it was.
Radio Show – Hablando de Inmigración y Más - 1991 to 2021 KVON 1040 AM
Along with radio hosts Roberto Rojas, Bobbie Rojas, and Nicolas De Luna, Teresa produced a bilingual radio talk-show for the past three decades, in which she talked about her passion: “Immigration” This is a topic close to her heart and one of reality for many undocumented people who are often afraid to seek help. Through this show, for which she received an Award of Appreciation, and with her expertise and gentle brand of tenacity, Teresa also managed to bring guests like Irma Treviño from the IRS office in Los Angeles, to discuss taxes, penalties and why and how to file for the Latino community.
Bilingual Newspaper – Crossing the Line – Cruzando La Línea 1991 - 2002
Teresa understood the need for this newspaper column after encountering so many people in her office desperate for information that was so essential to them. She teamed up with attorney Mark Silverman from the San Francisco-based Immigrant Legal Resource Center to give the community some “water for their thirst”, and a bilingual column was created by Teresa which at one point appeared monthly in 7 newspapers in northern California. The focus was always on understanding and learning to navigate the constantly changing sea of immigration issues, and its impact on the community, something in which Teresa had a wealth of personal experience.
Published Book – Mujeres de Conciencia Book 2007
Teresa was asked to be one of the highlighted women interviewed for this amazing book both acknowledgement and celebration of action on behalf of others. This book presents a broad spectrum of California Latinas determined to influence humanity's progress through creative endeavors. Some of them are world-famous; others are known principally in their immediate communities; but all are part of a larger group of individuals who speak and advocate with moral authority. The black and white photographs sets the stage introducing these 72 Latino activists. The biographies of each women details specific actions and reflects their impact on the well being of individuals and communities. The Author is donating all royalties of the sales of the book to fund college scholarships for Latina students.