Board Members

JV Jacqueline Vergez - Executive Director of J.V. Outreach has been trained for ten years in ballroom dancing, salsa, and ballet. Ms. Vergez has competed in several and won several competitions, such as “Hotlanta” and others. Ms. Vergez has worked in restaurant management and bookkeeping.  Ms. Vergez saw the need for programs that target youths and teens within her community and developed J.V. Outreach as a avenue for youths and teens to be fully self-expressed, trained, and disciplined through dance. Ms. Vergez has been recognized in her community as “Team Mom” because of her involvement with community programs within her community.

A'ric Jackson – Board Chairman - A'ric originally from Chicago, is an Author, Speaker . . . DREAM ACHIEVER!  A’ric’s High-Energy, Experience, Passion & Love for making a difference shows in his speaking, training and writing so vividly.  He has a true commitment to make a difference in the lives of Youth so they take on their Dreams, Achieve them, and Pass It On to others.  He provides not only inspiration, but the tangible tools to take a dream and make it a reality.  Speaking since 2005, A’ric has delivered over 100+ programs, and nearly 100,000 students in both the United States and Canada.  He has also written 5 books and LOVES TO DANCE!  (Did someone say Flash Mob?)  “I love living my dream everyday and that dream is to transform the lives of teens across the world!”


Dan McNeelyTreasurer is a Certified Public Accountant in Roswell, Georgia. After working for one of the major accounting firms (Ernst & Young) after graduating from Georgia State University, he established his practice in the Roswell/Alpharetta, Georgia area in 1983. His practice covers a range of corporations, partnerships and individuals, with a wide variety of industries, such as medical professional, computer technology, manufacturing, insurance and small “mom and Po” businesses. He is presently serving on the Board of Directors of three Non-Profit organizations, as well as several other For-Profit Corporations on the Atlanta area, is involved in his local church and area sports leagues, and has been a member of the Georgia Society of CPA’s and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.




Dance Teachers

Kerrey Lynch is currently the Dance Instructor for programs at J.V. Outreach. Ms. Lynch studied at North Georgia College and State University in Dahlonega where she was an active participant in the music department and served as captain and choreographer of the Saints dance team. She also choreographed for and participated in community theater, and worked as a dance instructor at various summer camps. During this time, Ms. Lynch has toured Africa and Europe with the 13th floor, a performing arts mission based in Pretoria, S. Africa. Not only did she dance and sing with the company, but she also choreographed and produced the shows. Since her return to Atlanta, she has performed in High School Musicals as dance captain with Atlanta Professional Theater.
Joby Vazquez, born in New York City and first generation Dominican, moved to California where she began her dance career at the age of 19 with Modern, Jazz, Ballet and Hip-Hop. She began her Salsa dancing in 1993. In 1994 she was one of the founders of the first Salsa dance company in California, Salsa Brava. She contributed to exposing a style of Salsa no one had seen before all over the world, starting in Puerto Rico’s 1st Annual Congress in 97’ and then quickly grew from her visits to 36 different countries. She has trained some of the best Salsa dancers in Los Angeles and has performed in videos, movies, television, and stage shows with artists such as Sinbad, Tito Puente, Jennifer Lopez, Chayanne, Vanessa Williams, Tito Nieves, Quincy Jones etc. Joby has also choreographed for TV shows such as MAD TV (WB), City of Angles (CBS) and Sinbad’s VIBE TV (UPN).


Alfredo Piceno, originally from Guadalajara, Mexico, Alfredo Piceno set his dancing in motion as a child while participating in Mexican folk dancing groups at school. At age twelve, he moved to Los Angeles and resumed his dancing by choreographing routines for multi-cultural events and quince años. In 1997, Alfredo started his training in the Latin arts with long time friend Francisco Vasquez & the world renowned dance team, Los Rumberos. This training lead to several appearances in film and videos including the movie "Dance With Me", videos by Jennifer Lopez ("Waiting for Tonight"), Marc Anthony ("I Need to Know") and Montell Jordan ("Get It On Tonite").  When asked what experience in dance he won't forget Alfredo said “I have had the opportunity to dance with some of the greatest artists in Salsa, but dancing on stage with Tito Puente was such a privilege; an incredible memory I am so thankful for experiencing first hand.” Two years later, Alfredo relocated to Atlanta, creating the first generation of Salsambo Dance Company Salsambo started by specializing in LA style Salsa and Latin events. Today, under his artistic direction, Salsambo Productions is a full service production company and talent agency.  His ability to create crowd pleasing choreographies, turn dancers into performers and his optimistic outlook in life have made this company a success.


Sorin Obreja, Sorin is a former professional dancer from Romania in character/folk Romanian and gypsy dance.  He was hired by a professional dance ensemble and had the opportunity to perform in many places in Romania and Europe.  His performances consisted of group and solo dance moments.  In the USA Sorin is a DVIDA certified ballroom dance instructor currently teaching at Academy Ballroom.  He also teaches group classes at Perimeter Ballroom Dance Community.  Sorin believes that dance is the expression of the beauty from the soul, it makes people friendly and shapes character.  He teaches ballroom dance, Argentine Tango, and Salsa.


Niya Patel began her formal dance instruction in 2002 at North Springs High School Dance Magnet Program. There she received extensive training in a wide variety of dance genres including ballet, modern, jazz, lyrical, contemporary and West African. While in biology class in 2007, she met her current dance partner, a hip hop/salsa dancer named Allen Germaine, at Georgia State University. After one salsa outing, her interest in Latin dancing soared and she immediately began training with Allen in hip hop and the latin dance genres. Today, salsa is her passion. In 2008, she and Allen co-founded a group named Hipsalsa Dance Team, which performed choreographies merging salsa with hip hop. However, in 2009 the pair decided not to limit themselves to only two genres and dissolved the group, instead forming Proyecto Barrio Dance Company, in which they seek to fuse all classical dance genres with salsa.

jevon-headshot-website Je'Von McFarland is an Atlanta, Ga native destined to do greatness and influence people of all ages to another level of success through dance. With 10 years of choreography experience, he has encouraged and developed the talent of many aspiring dancers in the city of Atlanta. Je'Von has over 10 years of experience in the style of hip hop, praise dancing, and mime. He has a strong passion for molding all dancers who are eager to learn and will continue to provide his knowledge of dance to those who are willing to go to another level