This is a  staff list for Outward Bound

(with locations in: GA, MD, MA, NY, and PA)

(we are working to acquire the complete records for ALL years)


We advise current and/or former staff to report any abuses you may have witnessed while working at the Outward Bound.  For information on your rights and how to take action, visit  If you were fired or forced to resign because you opposed any illegal and/or unethical practices at Outward Bound, you have the right to take action. 


If you were harmed (family or survivor) by Outward Bound, please contact if you remember the long-term employees and from which years.  This will help!   Also, if you recognize any of these staff as having worked at another program, please send in any information about their past or present employment at other facilities and/or cults.


HEAL is currently investigating Outward Bound.




Additional Information
Kurt Hahn Founder  
John C. Read President/CEO  
Michael Dunn CFO  
Anthony DiSpigno VP of Advancement  
Greg Farrell President of ELS ELS= Expeditionary Learning Schools
GP Michael Freeman President of OBW OBW= Outward Bound Wilderness
Jim Garrett Dir. of Nat'l Svc Initiative  
Lewis Glenn VP of Safety  
Bob Gordon President of OBP OBP= Outward Bound Professional
Jon Mark Howard President of OBD OBD= Outward Bound Discovery
Ronald S. Skeete Executive Director Outward Bound--Atlanta
Kim Hoefer Advisor  
Arthur N. Pearson President/CEO Outward Bound--Thompson Island, MA
Carl Weisbrod Chairman Outward Bound--NY   Board of Directors, HR & A Advisors and NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate
Mark Newhouse Vice-Chairman Advance Publications
Peter W. Thonis Vice-Chairman Verizon
Richard Stopol President  
Mark Abramowitz Board Member Troutman Sanders LLP (retired)
David Dase Board Member Goldman Sachs
Preston A. Davis Board Member ABC
Meyer S. Frucher Board Member NASDAQ
LaRue R. Gibson, Jr. Board Member Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc.
Alexander M. Goren Board Member Goren Brothers
Jane Greenman Board Member CommVault
Jeffrey R. Gural Board Member Newmark Knight Frank
Jonathan Harber Board Member SchoolNet, Inc.
Fiona Hollands Board Member Teachers College
Richard Leggett Board Member Business Intelligence Advisors
Charles J. Maikish Board Member Independent Financial Services Professional
Gifford Miller Board Member Miller Strategies
Jonathan D. Miller Board Member Miller Ryan LLC
Robert S. Miller Board Member Workman Publishing
Lisa Moran Board Member Employment Practices Group, LLC
Joel Perelmuth Board Member Perelmuth & Associates
Richard Plepler Board Member HBO
Brad Raymond Board Member Stifel Nicolaus Weisel
Marcie Setlow Board Member Setlow Media
Arthur O. Sulzberger, Jr. Board Member New York Times Company
S. Reginald Williams Board Member Viacom
Geoffrey F. Worden Board Member South Street Capital
Alan Ando Advisor Advisory Council -- Eastern Mountain Sports
Dwayne M. Andrews Advisor Blank Rome Government Relations
Lisa Berg Advisor Lisa Berg Photography
Truda C. Jewett Advisor Mt. Sinai Adolescent Health Center
Mark Clark, MD Advisor St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital
Laura Shapiro Kramer Advisor Author and Producer
William E. Phillips Advisor Ogilvy and Mather (retired)
Jane Rosenthal Advisor Tribeca Productions
Terri Santisi Advisor T Media Services International
Richard Traum Advisor Achilles Track Club
Robin Wachenfeld Advisor Park Travel
Gifford Miller Board Member  
Whitney H. Montgomery Executive Director Outward Bound--NC
*(Outward Bound, like many other programs in this industry, keeps a "tight lid" on any specific information regarding their staff, qualifications, and practices.  Please contact us with the names of any staff of which you have firsthand knowledge or experience.  Thank you for your help.)
Six teens escape Outward Bound school:  Six teenagers who allegedly burglarized an office, then escaped from the DeSoto Outward Bound Center in south county early Monday morning were apprehended by sheriff's deputies. For complete story, click here.


 Last Updated: March 2nd, 2014

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