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 Siegel

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 Karim

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. 

JB Wolcott

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. 

Rebeca Espinosa

Rebeca joined Outreach360 in 2020. Rebeca is an organizational psychologist with a Master's Degree in Bussiness Administration and Pedagogy. She received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra in the Dominican Republic. Rebeca has been involved in school and college level education for more than 18 years in the Dominican Republic and the United States. Currently, she is a Spanish teacher at The Unquowa School in Connecticut.

Pamela Mejia de Rodriguez

Pamela Mejia de Rodriguez joined Outreach360 in July of 2020. Born and raised in the Dominican Republic, she received her Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from the Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE) and her Master's Degree in Education Management and Planning from the Universidad Catolica de Santo Domingo. Pamela is currently the Lead Teacher for the Miami Marlins baseball team.

Geovanny Vicente Romero

Geovanny Vicente Romero writes an internationally acclaimed column for CNN. He is a Washington, D.C.-based political strategist, consultant, and lecturer. Geovanny publishes investigative and analytical articles on political communication, democracy, development, human rights, governance, elections, the environment, and the role of women in society.  He founded the Dominican Republic Center of Public Policy, Development, and Leadership (CPDL-RD).   Geovanny has taught these topics at the university level as well as adult education language courses.


Geovanny earned a Master's Degree in Political Communications and Strategic Governance from The George Washington University among other degrees in law and public administration from Spain and the Dominican Republic. Geovanny is the recipient of the Dominican National Youth Award for professional excellence, the nation's highest honor for people 35 and under. 

Raquel Brea

Raquel Brea joined Outreach360 in 2020. Born and raised in the Dominican Republic, she has been based in Washington, DC for the last five years. With experience in public affairs, civic tech, and corporate social responsibility she complemented her professional background with a Master's degree in Political Management from George Washington University and the knowledge of four languages. She is passionate about equality, inclusion, and generating social and civic engagement. In her professional and volunteer experience, she seeks to be a promoter of social change by leading teams and processes that take ideas to concrete and efficient actions. She joined Outreach360 with the goal of continuing to work on education in the Dominican Republic. After devoting her law thesis to education,  Raquel worked in the National Education Council as an advisor to the Legal Council of Education and worked two years in the Ministry of Education. She believes in the power of the educational resources and the empowerment of communities through learning. 

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.