CEO & Founder
Mustafa Tameez is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Outreach Strategists. A digital marketing expert, a leading strategic consultant in communications and public affairs and an authority in multicultural markets, Mustafa has designed and led engagement strategies for global brands, public agencies and industry leaders.
Mustafa founded Outreach Strategists nearly 20 years ago, with a focus on hard-to- reach constituencies, serving clients and projects of all sizes and degrees of complexity. Mr. Tameez’s long career in communications and public affairs has focused on helping clients develop new markets and overcome communications challenges. Whether leading campaigns on healthcare, education, and consumer safety recall efforts, or providing strategic guidance to new business ventures and start-ups, Mustafa has the vision to drive outcomes and create results. He has represented national clients such as Uber, Facebook, and Blue Cross Blue Shield, as well as local entities and nonprofits such as AARP Texas and the City of Houston. He is a national opinion leader with over 1,000 appearances on CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC.
Mustafa is the Chairman of the Board for the Transportation Advocacy Group-Houston, a board member of the Asia Society of Texas, a Senior Fellow of the American Leadership Forum, alumnus of the Texas Lyceum and a member of multiple civic boards.
Vice President of Research & Account Services
Paul Rivera is a research and policy strategist, with more 30 years of expertise in strategic communications, qualitative and quantitative research, and data analysis. His research work has been critical to strategic decisions made by public, nonprofit, and private entities across the United States.
Paul is frequently sought after for his strategic input and wealth of knowledge. He is a veteran of four presidential elections, worked for the Clinton White House, and served as Senior Advisor and Communications Director for the New York State Senate. Paul holds his Bachelor’s degree from Hunter College of the City University of New York and a J.D. from the Fordham University School of Law.
Ms. Calvert has dedicated her professional life to helping others through nonprofit leadership for more than three decades. From the United Way of the Texas Gulf Coast to the Child Abuse Prevention Network to St. Luke’s Episcopal Charities to the Asian Chamber of Commerce, she has helped shape the direction of countless institutions and nonprofit entities across Houston. Her service led her to work as chief of staff for Houston’s Mayor Pro Temp Gordon Quan and as director of personnel and volunteer initiatives for Mayor Bill White. Her focus is on healthcare, nonprofit management, and economic and business development. Currently on the boards of the Asian American Health Coalition/Hope Clinic, Care for Elders, American Leadership Forum, OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates, and the University of Houston Hobby Center for Public Policy, she also provides leadership and guidance to Outreach Strategists’ clients. Her areas of expertise include nonprofit organizational management and startup; strategic planning and evaluation; program, community, and economic development; fundraising and grant writing; coalition building and coordination; and advocacy and public policy.
Linda Lorelle is best known as an Emmy Award-winning journalist who anchored the evening news for nearly 17 years at Houston’s NBC affiliate, KPRC-TV. Linda is also a two-time winner of the prestigious national Gracie Award, given by the American Women in Radio and Television.
These days the Stanford graduate is an entrepreneur, running her multimedia production company, Lorelle Media, and serving as a Principal in Outreach Strategists. Lorelle Media is known for its masterful video storytelling, creating documentaries and other compelling content for corporate and nonprofit clients’ internal use, as well as for broadcast and online distribution.
Clients turn to Linda and her partners at Outreach Strategists for all aspects of strategic communications and customized consulting services that capitalize on the company’s vast network of global contacts. As co-founders of the Linda Lorelle Scholarship Fund, Linda and her husband, Lou Gregory, have awarded more than $4 million in college scholarships to 317 Houston area students. 2016 is the LLSF’s 25th anniversary year!
Michael Moore is a respected leader and collaborator with over 29 years of experience in guiding external affairs and strategic communications for the public and private sectors. He served as campaign manager and eventually Chief of Staff to Houston Mayor Bill White, helping to manage the day-to-day operations for the fourth-largest city in the U.S. He also served as Senior Director of Communications and External Affairs for a top Fortune Global 500 energy company and managed the Houston operation for Hill + Knowlton Strategies, one of the world’s largest international public relations firms. Additionally, he was Regional Vice President for Texas Central Rail, working to bring high-speed rail to Texas, and a presidential appointee to the Department of Energy. Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from The University of Texas at Austin.
At Outreach Strategists, he currently serves as a communications and public affairs advisor to both public and private sector clients.
Assistant Vice President Creative Services
Sabiha Gire serves Outreach Strategists’ clients with her sharpened project management skills and deep understanding of complex digital marketing strategy.
With nearly a decade of experience on the Outreach Strategists team, Sabiha’s insights and expertise are sought by national brands and organizations to lead multi-channel digital communications strategies. Sabiha has overseen successful marketing campaigns totaling over $12 million in ad buys.
Sabiha leads cross-functional teams that conduct high-impact marketing campaigns for businesses, governmental entities, and nonprofits. Sabiha successfully managed the nation’s largest auto safety recall effort with a strategic campaign that blended target audience research, digital and traditional marketing, and door-to-door canvassing. Other projects include conceiving and executing a college enrollment initiative, a U.S. Census participation campaign, and multiple public health awareness and education efforts.
A Houston native, Sabiha is a member of the Junior League of Houston, New Leaders Council,and is a League of Women Voters Rising Star. She often contributes to various community organizations including Houston Area Women’s Center, Texas Children’s Hospital, and serves as a mentor for Girls Leading Our World.
Sabiha earned a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from St. Edwards University in Austin.
Managing Director of Communications and Public Engagement
Responsible for overseeing Outreach Strategists’ portfolio of services and clients related to public engagement. Through original content creation and project management, Zak serves the needs of clients ranging from businesses, nonprofits, and individuals to government agencies.
Armando Cuevas Brun
Counsel & Managing Director International Public Affairs
Multicultural attorney and business advisor with over 15 years of experience, licensed and admitted to practice as an Attorney and Counsellor at Law in Mexico, New York, and Texas.
Armando has attended business and law schools in the US, Mexico, and Canada. His expertise lies in designing and implementing complex cross-border investment structures in multiple industries throughout the USMCA region. Fluency in Spanish and English languages, cultural understanding of the region’s business environments, and knowledge of both common and civil law enable Armando to advise companies and high net worth individuals to do business seamlessly across borders and industries.
Armando has experience on a broad range of high profile cross-border mergers and acquisitions, foreign investment, oil and gas, renewables, secured transactions, franchising, real estate, telecommunications, bankruptcy , financial restructurings, joint ventures, strategic associations, private equity, venture capital, corporate finance, anti-trust, banking, and finance matters, as well as corporate governance and compliance.
Ana is an experienced field organizer and political outreach coordinator focusing on nonprofit initiatives and communicating with diverse populations. She manages the field team at Outreach Strategist and synthesizes and analyzes data. Ana is a skilled tax preparer, she is also a trained CPA from Mexico, and a Texas certified paralegal.
Lorenza Carrillo Villaseñor
Director of Account Services
As a brand strategist, Lorenza establishes a brand’s visual identity, putting together standards on color, type, and how they all interact together. She creates digital content and marketing collateral that helps clients communicate effectively.
Senior Account Manager
Maggie Green is a program & project management professional with over 10 years of expertise leading, designing and managing public health programs. Her collaborations and partnerships with both public and private organizations have led to the delivery of public health programs and services across Harris County and the 12 surrounding counties in the Greater Houston area. Maggie has also worked on major healthcare initiatives and proposals including President Obama’s signature initiative – The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. This effort led to over 3.8 million people in Texas, selecting a plan in the healthcare marketplace during the initial open enrollment period. Before joining Outreach Strategists, Maggie served as a Community Liaison at the City of Houston’s Health Department. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Master’s degree in Public Administration from Southern Arkansas University.
Sr. Manager Communications
Works closely with our clients to place their stories before local, statewide, and national media outlets. With more than 10 years experience in communications (including stints as reporter and producer at major broadcast outlets), Tim understands what makes a good story and what it takes to get prime pick-up. Clients he’s managed have netted more than $5 million in earned media attention.
Chief Operations Officer
Rebecca Block brings more than 20 years of experience serving nonprofit organizations to her role as Chief Operating Officer of Outreach Strategists. She has supported organizations in a variety of capacities including strategic planning, communications, fundraising, program development, and engagement. Her industry experience includes service in health and human services, fine arts, education, criminal justice, mental health, and leadership development.
Before joining Outreach Strategists, Rebecca served as the Vice President of Communications and Engagement for the American Leadership Forum where she led the organization’s communications strategies and developed programming for more than 1,400 senior-level leaders. Prior to that, she served as a Staff Consultant with Sterling, where she provided a variety of consulting services to more than 35 Houston-area nonprofit organizations, including support for operating and capital campaigns.
Rebecca earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania and is a Senior Fellow of the American Leadership Forum.
Amanda is a Legislative Research Associate with Outreach Strategists. She is responsible for social media strategies and content creation as well as expanding operations across a number of online platforms and mediums. Through the preparing and commissioning of material for publication, Amanda helps craft messages and develop outreach plans for clients.
Amanda has a degree in Political Science and Psychology from Rice University, with wide political experience across the state of Texas. Amanda has experience both working on a number of campaigns across Texas well as experience working within Houston City Council.
Daniel has worked in the design field for over 9 years, even while he was still studying his career. He has worked on very different types of companies, gaining considerable experience as he had tasks on varied design subjects. Daniel should have no difficulty in making the transition to this industry.Daniel’s degree is in Design for Visual Communication from the University of Guadalajara. He is experienced in design for social media and editorial design, however, he’s anything but limited to those design branches.In his spare time, Daniel is a person who really likes films, he also likes taking pictures, mostly of natural landscapes and architecture, and he’s also a music lover.
Janet Torres is an integrated designer, responsible for providing practical solutions for a wide range of projects, transforming client’s businesses into solid brands. From concept to execution and implementation, Janet is committed to helping brands communicate effectively, creating an emotional connection that translates the brand value.
Additionally, Ms. Torres is a skilled web designer who creates and enhances website functionality. She designs strategic wireframes to develop the blueprint for each site, creates plans to deliver intended functionality and features, and structures content to drive increased engagement on each website. Prior to working with Outreach Strategists, Janet worked for an agency that specialized in web content and development, building robust skills on web design and implementation.
Jorge Medina is a graphic designer who has worked for both public and private communication. As art director, Jorge defines and develops overall visual identity for each project. He supervises as well that the communication strategies work rightly and accordingly to the brand’s needs. His insight and experience allow him to manage the graphic team and fully direct the creative process for a client.
Responsible for providing Outreach Strategists clients with competitive political research and policy analysis. Omar helps clients achieve their goals through original content creation and project management.
Isobella Harkrider is a recognized writer, connector, strategic thinker, and multimedia storyteller, with excellent communication, project management and media relations skills. She brings ten years of professional writing experience to Outreach Strategists, developing content across multiple mediums, and curating promotional plans and media outreach for clients across many sectors.
Claudia Morales is a Manager at Outreach Strategists. She works with clients to provide project management and delivery. She graduated in Government and International Relations from Cornell University, and previously worked as a Constituent Services Representative for Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher, where she assisted constituents with federal agencies, became a flood liaison for local agencies and the TX-07 community.
Natalia is a psychologist with a background in social studies and a master’s degree in social management and development. She has experience working with social impact startups and non-profit organizations, including projects that aid local artisans and immigrant communities to develop sustainable businesses in partnership with different industries. She has a vast experience in assertive communication and understanding different contexts to develop viable solutions for project cycles.
A bilingual professional, Natalia is in charge of project management and the development of strategic solutions. She enjoys working on projects with social impact and learning about new disciplines that help her discover new ways of working on different projects and needs.
Office Executive Assistant
Anna Muckelroy serves as an Executive Assistant at Outreach Strategists. In this role, she supports Outreach Strategists’ Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer and the leadership team. Anna is also responsible for coordinating large scale events and managing a wide variety of administrative tasks within the firm. Prior to joining Outreach Strategists, she worked on multiple Congressional campaigns and for the United States House of Representatives in Texas’ 7th Congressional District.
Elizabeth Bradford Shaver
STRETCH—Strategies to Repair Equity and Transform Community Health, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded program. She holds a Bachelor of Human Development and Family Studies with a focus on industrial Organizational Psychology and a Master’s degree in Social Work with a concentration of Public Health policy from the University of Houston.
At Outreach Strategists he works on data analysis and research, providing insights and synthesizing quantitative and qualitative outcomes for different clients to provide them with accurate results to improve the development of their projects.