Peter J. Economou
Founder, Chairman of the Board:

Peter J. Economou earned a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology.  He is an Assistant Professor in the Counseling Psychology Graduate program at Felician College, an adjunct professor at universities and colleges in northern New Jersey, and a humanitarian. He completed various international relief projects, which included working with children and adults with developmental disabilities in the Caribbean, and individuals with HIV and AIDS throughout Africa. Before being awarded a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at Seton Hall University, Dr. Pete was conferred a B.S. in Biology, studied Neuroscience at the graduate level, and was conferred a Master of Arts (M.A.) and an Education Specialist (Ed.S.) in Counseling and Psychological Studies and Mental Health Counseling, respectively.

Clinically, Dr. Pete has worked across the life span including infants and their mothers suffering from addictions, to the geriatric population. He is the founder of the Counseling & Wellness Center, LLC ( where he implements evidenced-based treatments with his clients. He has completed specific courses relevant to working with addictions and trained at a methadone clinic. Dr. Pete's research interests vary including studies investigating the impact of stress on learning and memory, the varying relationship models and differences between the heterosexual and homosexual population, presentations on gender, and the affects of racism and stress on sexual minorities.

Dr. Pete was appointed to the NJ licensing board for Professional Counselors in 2012, and is also an active member of various professional organizations including the American Psychological Association (APA; divisions 17, 40, 44), National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN), New Jersey Psychological Association (NJPA), New jersey Counseling Association (NJCA), Latino Psychologist Association of New Jersey (LPANJ), and the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS). As a student athlete, Peter competed at the international level including the U.S. Olympic Trials, U.S. Open, World Cup, and U.S. Senior Nationals. He was the Big East Champion in the 100 butterfly in 2000, varsity swim team captain from 2000-2002, and a member of the Academic All Big East team from 2000-2002.

Dr. pete's vision for Share Our World (SOW) began after two of his dear friends returned from their relief efforts through the United States Peace Corps in South Africa. Inspired, motivated, and touched, Peter saw an opportunity to utilize his education, personality, and ambition to provide these experiences for others. Through SOW, he can assist students who cannot commit to two years or do not have the financial power to travel abroad. Realizing the impact international work and travel has both on the individual as well as the community, Peter began the mission to create Share Our World!

Board Members:

J. Randy MacDonald:


From 2000 to 2006, Mr. MacDonald, 52, led financial operations at TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. as CFO and treasurer and played a key role in leading the company's consolidation efforts. From 2006 to 2007 he served as chief operating officer, responsible for all operations, technology and administration functions, including brokerage operations, project management, human resources and real estate. Mr. MacDonald was one of the four members of the executive management team serving in the Office of the Chief Executive.

Before joining TD Ameritrade in 2000, he was CFO of Investment Technology Group, Inc., a specialized agency brokerage and technology firm. Mr. MacDonald was responsible for a wide range of activities, including business planning and management of a spin-off and designing and implementing improved compensation, administration, accounting, treasury, tax compliance, and risk management functions.

Previously, he was a vice president and group manager for Salomon Brothers, where he was responsible for the development and implementation of a consulting group for financial instrument engineering and accounting solutions for clients as well as re-engineering the internal reporting and budgeting systems.

Earlier in his career, he was an audit senior manager at Deloitte & Touche focused on commercial banking, real estate joint ventures and financial services. He began his career at Ernst & Young performing financial audits with a focus on international operations (

 Alycia Truax Moss:

Alycia Truax Moss is licensed to practice law in four states and the District of Columbia.  She currently serves as law clerk to a judge in West Virginia.  She is an active member of the American Bar Association, the National Lesbian and Gay Legal Association, and her county LGBT bar association. 

During law school at the University of Idaho, Alycia traveled to Macedonia for a month to consult with representatives of the law schools and of the government, presented a paper on creating a definition of genocide that includes sexual orientation at an international law symposium, and summered as a Law Clerk for Ambassador Pierre-Richard Prosper at the Office of War Crimes Issues in the U.S. Department of State. Alycia’s undergraduate degree in History is from the University of Colorado, after which she spent a year studying in Russia. 

Alycia values the opportunities she has had to experience the cultures of a dozen diverse countries.  It has given her an appreciation of how cultural immersion and education can have a profound effect on individuals and the communities in which they live.  She is excited to support Peter’s vision as a board member of SOW.             

Alycia is from New Orleans and currently resides in the DC area with her spouse, Susan, and their daughter. 


Ted Economou, Jr.


Ted Economou has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology from The City University of New York. He is an entrepreneur having owned and operated four weight loss centers, namely Physicians Weight Loss Center, as well as a day care center, Tiny Tot Spot. Throughout his career he has been a successful business man gaining experience in a variety of disciplines including mental health, banking, financial planning, and Information Technology.

In addition, Ted has been involved in community activities serving on the Board of  Directors for the Howell Central Little League as well as serving as a coach for 16 years. During his tenure, he was also involved with the community basketball and soccer leagues. When his son Peter decided to become a competitive swimmer, Ted became a licensed official, assisted with meet operations and volunteered at national swimming events for many years.

Ted has always been an involved father and when Peter confided in him about his vision of Share Our World (SOW), he immediately recognized how SOW can be a viable organization.  Ted recognizes the impact of global health education, mental health awareness, diversity, and self-exploration. Inspired by Peter’s visions and his relentless desire to help others, combined with Ted’s diverse background, he can accomplish the goals set forth by Share Our World.