Staff

Kelly Child Executive Director: Kelly Child– Kelly earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Hawai’i Pacific University. Aside from hiking in rain forests and studying on the beach, she led Circle K, a community service organization, at the university organizing service learning projects with Ronald McDonald House, Special Olympics, and Locks of Love. Having experiences in various industries created opportunities for Kelly to learn procedural development and program implementation and management. She has worn many hats in a variety of fields including software development, after school programs, and fire station construction. While not yet an expert, she enjoys playing the ukulele.
Managing Director: Edmund Okiboko – Edmund holds a postgraduate diploma in Project Planning and Management and is completing his Master’s in Management Science majoring in Project Management from the Uganda Management Institute. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Social Administration from Makerere University. He is passionate about public health, social justice, and community engagement. Edmund is an alumni of the Global Health Corp fellowship. He thrives in NGO Management and Project Development Methodologies. He recently worked in Burundi where he was implementing a peace recovery program under the American Friends Service Committee. Edmund has a diverse background in livelihood programing both in NGO and government settings. He loves working with communities to find solutions to their problems.
Assistant Director / Program Manager: Patrick Tulibagenyi – Patrick has a diploma in project planning and management from the Institute of Business and Language Studies and a degree in mass communication. He has held a number of diverse jobs including manager of a radio station and secondary school teacher. Patrick has been responsible for coordination of all our shallow wells since 2008. He works with the community, the mason, the District Water Office and its engineers, the local government officials for the village, and our intern teams to ensure the success of each well construction project we undertake. He is also a co-founder of a youth organization called Music for Social Cultural Education and Economic Empowerment (MUSCEEE). In this project, he manages a youth marching band. Patrick has passion for music and swimming. His dream career is film making and music.
    Program Coordinator: Asio Josephine – Josephine holds a Bachelors of Business Administration from Uganda Christian University, Mukono; she also holds a diploma in Business Studies from Makerere University Business School. Despite her academic Business background, Josephine has found a niche and she is passionate about working with communities, especially in public health related programs. She believes in changing lives of the discriminated, under privileged, sick, and poor members of the community. She has a wide experience especially in HIV, reproductive health, and malaria, among other health areas. She is open to learning, hardworking, flexible and a good team player.  Josephine is outgoing, loves reading, listening to motivational speakers, and making friends.

Program Coordinator: Loy Tumusiime – Loy, our very own fistula success story, is a mother of three and the current program coordinator for Fistula. She has a great passion to see women who have been victimized with this condition return to perfect health. She has trained several Fistula Ambassadors who help to reach out to the women all over Uganda to ensure they are treated. Her passion and zeal drives her roles, making the Fistula program in UVP very rewarding. Besides work, she is interested in making crafts and sharing her experience with others.
Program Coordinator: Nampiima Maria Gorret – Nampiima Maria Gorret is a social worker by profession who is very passionate about contributing to the social functioning of local communities. She pursued a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Social Administration from Makerere University. She carried out her first internship with TEENS Uganda; a youth led organization based in Kampala. She later joined Uganda National Action on Physical Disability where she advocated for the rights of disabled people to enhance their access to social services and promoting accessibility standards in public institutions. In 2016 and 2017, she worked with Uganda Village Project as an intern in the rural areas of Iganga District. She later volunteered as a business support associate with Challenges Worldwide alongside UK volunteers.  Maria has holistic experience in community engagement and she is also trained and experienced in planning, organizing and implementing public health interventions in rural and underprivileged areas.
 Evelyn Website Bio Pic  Program Coordinator: Evelyn Nabwiire  As a former fistula patient, Evelyn is dedicated to finding other women who suffer from obstetric fistula. She is from a nearby village in Bugiri District in eastern Uganda, where she lives with her three children and mother.
International Intern Coordinator: Tess Waldrop – Tess holds a Master’s of Arts in International Development from University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School for International Studies, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies in the Francophone World from Sewanee: The University of the South. In the past, she has focused her work on WASH and menstrual hygiene management, including the design and implementation of a sexual and reproductive health curriculum project for primary schools in Malawi. Tess loves to partake in qualitative field research and has also worked in monitoring and evaluation and impact investing. She is passionate about sustainable development, women’s health, and social entrepreneurship and believes that collaboration is the key to long lasting impact. Aside from traveling as much as she possibly can, Tess loves to read, ski, cook, garden, and hike. She is coming to us from Denver, Colorado, and grew up in the mountains of southwest Virginia.