Meet our Board
Laura Dennison - Board Chair
Laura has been involved with Outreach360 for over 20 years as a volunteer and board member. Laura is an audiologist and was the founder and president of Audiology Associates of Georgia, which she sold in 2014. Laura received her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Audiology from East Tennessee State University, and Doctorate degree from A.T. Still University of Health Sciences. Laura has been active in Rotary International, as well as a number of professional associations and boards.
Rich and his family have volunteered on Outreach360 trips six times since 2011 in both Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic. Rich earned a B.S. in Finance from the University of Maryland and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. Rich is currently General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at H.I.G. Capital, a global private equity investment firm.
Samina and her family have volunteered multiple times in the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua. Samina received her B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University, Masters in Education from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education, a Masters in Applied Economics from the University of Michigan, and a PhD in Strategy from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. Samina is currently a professor of entrepreneurship and innovation at Northeastern University.
Michele has been involved with Outreach360 for over 20 years as a volunteer and board member. Michele received her Bachelor of Arts in French Literature and Economics from Wells College. Michele has extensive experience in film producing and is currently a freelance executive producer.
JB has been leading teams of students from St. Stephen's Episcopal School in Bradenton Florida on service-learning trips with Outreach360 each year since 2012. JB received his Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University and Masters Degree in Education from Harvard University. JB is a Spanish teacher at St. Stephen's and also leads the women's cross country team. JB is a regular participant in the Boston Marathon.
Tom Eklund - President/CEO
Tom founded Outreach360 after visiting an orphanage in the Dominican Republic in 1994. Tom received his Industrial Engineering degree from Arizona State University. He worked at IBM for 10 years prior to founding Outreach360.