Executive Board

  Alison Hayward Alison Hayward, MD, MPH, Chair of the Board – Alison works as an emergency medicine physician at Yale University School of Medicine/Yale New Haven Hospital in Connecticut. She has been involved in Uganda Village Project as co-founder since its inception in 2003 and served as director and assistant director from 2005 to 2013. She has also served as a member of the board of trustees of the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations – USA.

Email: alison ( at ) ugandavillageproject.org

    Samir Zaffer, Treasurer – Samir currently works as a strategy consultant to non-profit hospitals and health systems at the Chartis Group. He received his J.D. from Harvard Law School where he specialized in healthcare law and policy, and previously received his B.A. from the University of Michigan. Samir has a deep interest in understanding how we can use healthcare as a platform for community development in both the United States and around the world. Samir is thankful for the opportunity to serve as the Treasurer at UVP so that he can learn from the experiences of other UVP members and help to make an impact in Iganga.

Email: samir ( at ) ugandavillageproject.org

  Brian Ourien Brian Ourien, Marketing & Communications Chair– Brian is a communications specialist who previously worked at International Justice Mission in Uganda where he led public information campaigns and high-level advocacy engagement to galvanize community leaders, the police force, and the judiciary to stop forcible eviction and land grabbing in Uganda. He recently relocated to New York.

Email: brian ( at ) ugandavillageproject.org

  Noortje Trienekens Noortje Trienekens, Fundraising Chair – Noor Trienekens is the Director of Programmatic Integration at the collaborative School of Public Health between Oregon Health Sciences University and Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. She moved to Portland in September 2016. Prior to that she worked as a consultant for a European management firm before moving to Uganda full-time. Ms. Trienekens worked in Uganda at Mbarara University of Science and Technology for Massachusetts General Hospital Global Health, where she managed an extensive international program portfolio and raised funds for the Global Health program on-site. She is well-traveled through Asian and Central American regions, and spent several summers volunteering at an orphanage in India and one summer volunteering at a hospital in Guatemala. Ms. Trienekens received a dual degree Bachelors in Psychology and Pedagogical Sciences as well as a double Masters in Clinical Neuropsychology and Pedagogical Sciences from the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Email: noortje ( at ) ugandavillageproject.org

  Dick Schroth Dick Schroth, IT Officer– Dick is the founder and president of Schroth Systems Consulting, and has been developing custom database applications for the last 30+ 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 four young grandchildren. 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.

Email: dick ( at ) ugandavillageproject.org

  Kim Lomax Kim Lomax, MPA, Grants Chair– Kim holds a Master of Public Administration degree with a focus on international public program management. Her professional experience includes writing grants, raising money for nonprofit organizations, developing public policy, and implementing marketing communications strategies. While working on her MPA, Kim developed a service learning program to match MPA students with nonprofits working in the area of international development. Kim currently runs her own business, handling the financial, operational, and marketing needs of a growing enterprise. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

Email: kim ( at ) ugandavillageproject.org

  chelsea-photo Chelsea Powell, Internships Chair – Chelsea is currently a medical student at the Medical School for International Health.  After graduating from Cornell University she worked in wildlife biology before turning her focus to medicine and global health.  Chelsea was a UVP Monitoring and Evaluation intern team leader in 2014 and is excited to return to UVP as a board member

Email: internships ( at ) ugandavillageproject.org

  Alicia Majeau Alicia Majeau, Member at Large – Alicia served as a Healthy Villages summer intern with UVP in 2011, and returned to Iganga District in the summer of 2012 as a team leader. Following her experiences with UVP, she went on to receive her Master’s of Science from Johns Hopkins’ Bloomberg School of Public Health. With a background in cell & molecular biology, Alicia’s interests lie in combining molecular approaches of disease control with real, hands-on public health intervention. She currently resides in Worcester, MA, and is professionally involved in the clinical aspect of health, working at UMASS Medical Center.

Email: alicia ( at ) ugandavillageproject.org

  Laurel Hamilton Laurel Hamilton, MPH, Member At Large– Laurel graduated in 2012 with her Masters in Public Health – Global Design, Monitoring and Evaluation from George Washington University and has a BS in Biological Anthropology. Growing up in the beautiful Pacific NW with very health-conscious parents, she developed a passion for community driven solutions to both environmental and health challenges. After working as UVP’s first In-Country Intern Supervisor during the summer of 2014, she relocated to Los Angeles where she currently manages a small solar installation company. She comes to UVP with a diverse background working in various non-profit social services to researching and volunteering in Ethiopia, Kenya, India, Nepal, and Mexico. After seeing first-hand the amazing impacts UVP is having with communities in Iganga she is excited to contribute to UVP’s growth and development as a Board Member.

Email: laurel ( at ) ugandavillageproject.org

  Nathan Tauger Nathan Tauger, Member At Large– Nathan served as a Healthy Villages intern in Kasambiika 1 during the summer of 2013. He has degrees in Biology and History of Science from Vassar College and an interest in public health. Nathan is from West Virginia.

Email: nathan ( at ) ugandavillageproject.org



Project Co-Founders: Brent Anderson, Kirk Scirto, Alison Schroth Hayward


Email the executive board at info@ugandavillageproject.org