Meet Our Leadership

In 2017, Sandra Santos established Foresta Rincon. Although the hurricane caused physical devastation to Foresta, it failed to extinguish Sandra’s unwavering ambition of creating an educational institution where children could cultivate leadership skills and empathy through outdoor experiences. Fast forward to 2022, Foresta encountered another weather hurdle with Hurricane Fiona. In that moment, Sandra realized that she couldn’t tackle the challenges alone and sought the support and involvement of the Foresta community.

In 2023, Foresta International was designated as a non-profit under 501©(3) and is governed by a Board of Directors. Board Members serve for a period of three years. New members are elected in June. Currently our Board is as follows:  

Mary Dennis – Chairwoman 

Rosalyn Rodriguez – Treasurer 

Tatiana Bessarabova – Secretary 

Marlene Giraud – Teacher Representative 

Jillian Sidoti – Non-voting Advisor 

The board may be reached at Your message will be routed to the appropriate party.  

Ms. Santos now serves as the Director of Operations. Mr. Michael Gilmore is our Dean of Students and Mr. Axel Casillas serves as our Academic Director.


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