Dominican Republic Director
Alberto describes himself as “an easy-going, fun-loving, hard-working bilingual Dominican.” We’ll add that he is indispensable to our program in the Dominican Republic. Alberto was a teenager when VISIONS arrived in his Sabana Perdida neighborhood in the early 1990s. As a junior member of the local Lions Club of which his parents, Santos and Lidia, are charter members and past Presidents, Alberto worked alongside VISIONS teen volunteers building Colegio de Melvin Jones, a two-story school that educates more than 800 students every year.
Alberto first worked with VISIONS as a staff leader in 1996, and he has been the acting Program Director for more than a decade. During the off season, Alberto is a high school counselor and English teacher, and organizes service trips to the DR for VISIONS Custom Programs and for the Ministry Medical International.
Alberto now serves as President of the Sabana Perdida Lions Club, which has earned international recognition for its breadth and depth of impactful service work, as well as the construction projects completed with VISIONS students. Alberto and his wife, Kenia, are the proud parents of three beautiful kids who have become part of the extended family of volunteers. As Program Director, Alberto will be joined in the Dominican Republic by his full team of qualified VISIONS leaders.