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John Wanda

John graduated from Makerere University with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. In 1996, he and Joyce immigrated to the US after winning a diversity visa lottery. John currently works as…

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Joyce Wanda

After immigrating to the US in 1996 and co-founding REACH, Joyce championed the importance of having equal representation of boys and girls in the REACH program, initiated the teen service…

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Richard “Dick” Burk

REACH President since 2009, Dick served in the Peace Corps in eastern Uganda in 1969-70 working on a project to eradicate a contagious eye disease. He is a former federal government…

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Holly Hawthorne

Holly is a native Arlingtonian and a product of Arlington Public Schools. She taught 14 years, was a teacher mentor, and an assistant principal. Holly has been principal at Arlington…

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Bruce Leighton

Bruce has over 30 years experience working with international development finance institutions, most recently as Lead Specialist, Special Assets, for the Inter-American Development Bank.

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Donald D. Ainsworth

Don Ainsworth is a business transformation leader who has a passion for education and philanthropy. He spends his time away from work coaching youth sports and serving as an adjunct…

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Gabriela Armada

Gabriela Armada

Gabriela Armada is a Sociology major student. She learned about REACH in her internship search because she wanted to work with an organization that focused on youth empowerment and community…

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Ani Maria Arzoomanian

Ani Maria Arzoomanian

Ani is originally from Rhode Island. She received both her Bachelor of Science in International Business and Master of Education degrees from the University of Rhode Island. After relocating to…

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Carol Ann Bischoff

Carol Ann is the Managing Director at Pacific Compass Ventures. She is a TMT policy attorney and education advocate whose career spans service in government, private sector law firms, and…

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