Project Co-Founders: Brent Anderson, Kirk Scirto, Alison Schroth Hayward
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|Alison Hayward, MD, Chair of the Board- Alison works as an emergency medicine physician at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. She has been involved in Uganda Village Project as co-founder since its inception in 2003 and has served as director and assistant director since 2005. She has also served as a member of the board of trustees of the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations – USA.
alison ( at ) ugandavillageproject.org
|Omar Mohammed, Assistant Director- Omar currently works at The Cropper Foundation in Trinidad and Tobago, serving as the Coordinator of the Latin American and Caribbean Hub of the Sub-Global Assessment Network, coordinating ecosystem assessments in more than 10 countries in the Region. He has also worked extensively in the Caribbean on Education for Sustainable Development research and communication with UNESCO and has been involved on a pro bono basis with several Caribbean and international youth non-profits in leadership roles. Omar is currently pursuing his MBA, with a focus on non-profit management.
omar ( at ) ugandavillageproject.org
|Sarah Williams, Fundraising Chair- Sarah Williams served as a Healthy Villages team leader in 2009. Her graduate work focused on the nexus of development and security, and climate change mitigation in particular. She graduated from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas in 2010 and the University of Maryland – College Park in 2007. She is currently a program coordinator at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC.
sarah ( at ) ugandavillageproject.org
|Andrew J. P. Lowe, Treasurer- Andrew has worked in finance, administration and operations for biomedical research for ten years; first with the Harvard NeuroDiscovery Center within the Harvard medical community and now as the Business Manager of the Center for Developmental Therapeutics at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Andrew has a BS in Environmental and Forest Biology from SUNY-ESF and an MPA from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. He was a former Peace Corps Volunteer in Gabon, Central Africa.
andrew ( at ) ugandavillageproject.org
|Anthony Bui, Internships Coordinator- Anthony served as a Healthy Villages team leader in 2009 and helped with the conception of the Village Health Teams. He is currently a global health research fellow at the Institute for Health Metrics & Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington in Seattle. Prior to IHME, Anthony worked as a strategy consultant with Monitor Group in New York, working on healthcare and economic development projects for corporates and governments in the U.S., Vietnam, and Kenya. He has a BA in Economics and Public Health from UC Berkeley. Anthony formerly served as UVP’s Marketing & Communications Chair.
anthony ( at ) ugandavillageproject.org
|Tiffany Hsieh, Marketing & Communications Chair- Tiffany became familiar with UVP’s work when she served as the Education Lead on a One Laptop Per Child project in the Busoga District of Uganda in 2009. Subsequently, she worked as the Executive Assistant to the CEO and COO at Africare, a nonprofit that directs health and HIV/AIDS, and water and sanitation projects across sub-Saharan Africa. She received her BA in Political Science and Public Policy from UC Berkeley and is currently a special education teacher at a middle school in Colorado Springs.
tiffany ( at ) ugandavillageproject.org
|Dick Schroth, IT Officer- Dick is the founder and president of Schroth Systems Consulting, and has been developing custom database applications for the last 28 years. He graduated from Middlebury College with a degree in Economics in 1971. He lives with his wife, Linda in Connecticut and has three children (Alison, Jon and Brian), and one grandson (Clayton). He has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and Big Brothers, and spent a month in Iganga, Uganda in 2009 volunteering with UVP. When he is not working you will probably find him biking, hiking or playing tennis.
dick ( at ) ugandavillageproject.org
|Kathleen Bongiovanni, Member At Large- Kathleen works as a Program Manager in the Center for Developmental Therapeutics at the Seattle Children’s Research Institute, and her work focuses on projects seeking to reduce the impact of preterm birth on neonatal mortality and morbidity. She has a Masters in Genetics and a Masters in International Public Health. Kathleen is passionate about global public health, and is always looking for opportunities to promote evidence based health and development programs and research.
kathleen ( at ) ugandavillageproject.org
|Mohamed (Medie) Mukalu, Member at Large – Medie is a new UVP board member at large. Medie has worked with Uganda Village Project summer teams for several years and has a degree in social work. He currently serves as the Program Manager for SAFE (Safe Mothers, Safe Babies) in Iganga.|
|Gwen Wernersbach, Member At Large- Gwen is passionate about global public health and humanitarian relief efforts, both domestically and internationally. She has worked in the areas of HIV prevention, refugee health, nutrition, fitness, water and sanitation projects, and public health emergency preparedness. Gwen has served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Lesotho, and holds an MPH from Emory University in Atlanta. She currently works with the American Red Cross.
gwen ( at ) ugandavillageproject.org
|Lawrence Mumbe, Member At Large- Lawrence has been a tireless supporter of UVP in Uganda, serving as a volunteer on our summer teams for multiple consecutive years, including serving this summer on our Healthcare Team. Lawrence finds time for volunteer work despite also serving in a position as Program Officer for PMTCT (Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission) programs in the AIDS Control Program at the Uganda Ministry of Health.
lawrence ( at ) ugandavillageproject.org