Meet the UNAA Executives

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Henrietta Wamala

President

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Joan Bavuga

Vice President

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Lambert Etibot

Executive Secretary

Elvis Nsereko

Treasurer

Rebecca Namwase Ssemambo

Director of Finance

Edward Kyobe

Director of Development

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Denis Bazalirwa

Director of IT

Meet the UNAA Council

Maureen Asiimwe Kalemba

SPEAKER

New England Region

Albert Bakasara Kazooba

DEPUTY SPEAKER

Mid Atlantic Region 2

Mike Mukasa

SECRETARY

Southwest Region 1

Amos Kigenyi

Council Member

South Pacific

Josephine Mugaga Matovu

Council Member

Great Lakes

Solome Nanvule

Council Member

Canada Central Region

Paul Nteyafa

Council Member

Rocky Mountain Region

Moses Ganafa

Council Member

North Pacific Region

Justus Mirembe

Council Member

Canada Pacific Region

Daphine Kirungi

Council Member

Southwest Region 2

Timothy Kazinduka

Council Member

Mid Atlantic Region 1

Georgina Kirunda

Council Member

South-East Region

James William Mugeni

Council Member

US Central Plains

Mary Tracy Nalwadda

Female Youth Rep.

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Cyrus Mukisa

Male Youth Rep.

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Norah Aliyah Namuyanja

Female Youth Rep.

Canada

Collins Stuart Katende

Male Youth Rep.

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UNAA Board of Trustees

Mr. John Agaba

Chairperson

John is the President/CEO of Kitara Enterprises Inc. He holds an associate degree in Respiratory Therapy from Seattle Central Community Center, a diploma in Law from Makerere Law Development Center and a diploma in Project Planning and Management from Makerere Business School. On June 1, 2018, completed a study about effective board governance for nonprofit organizations and for having demonstrated leadership skills and knowledge to lead boards of trustees to higher ground in their service to others in mission-based community pursuits from The Board Chairs Academy. He is a member of Board of Directors with Uganda Fistula Fund (UFFT) and Treasury of Washington State African Leaders Coalition Association (WSALCA). He is also a former President of the Pacific Northwestern Ugandan American Association (PNUAA) based in Seattle-Washington. John is currently self-employed in the transportation industry.

Ms. Aisha Musoke

Secretary

Aisha received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. She is currently a registered nurse at John Peter Smith Hospital in the Cardiovascular Progressive Care Unit, a position she has held for the past ten years. She is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Nursing for Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. Ms. Aisha served as the Executive Secretary of UNAA from 2013-2015. She also doubled as the Vice-Chairperson and Committee Lead for the Forum and Programs Committee of the Convention Organizing Committee for the UNAA Dallas Convention in 2013. Ms. Aisha has also served as the Secretary for the Uganda American Association for the Greater Dallas-Fort Worth (UAA-DFW). In this role She is duly credited for reinstating the organization’s good standing with the Secretary of State of Texas. Ms. Aisha also served as a member of the Board for UAA-DFW.

Dr. Benjamin Omara Abe

Dr. Abe is Professor Emeritus, Anthropology Department, North Seattle Community College and founding member and Chairman of the Board of the African Chamber of Commerce of the Pacific Northwest, Seattle. He is also Uganda’s Deputy Honorary Vice Consul for Washington State. Dr. Abe is an active member of the University District Rotary Club of Seattle and has led teams providing humanitarian assistance to Ethiopia and Uganda.

Ms. Caroline Olok

Ms. Olok received a BA in Child Development and a minor in Psychology from Berea College in Berea, Kentucky in 1987. She has worked extensively in the Social Services arena in areas including Youth Development and Employment, Workforce Development and Homelessness. She currently works for a non-profit organization in Atlanta, Georgia. Her vast experience in the business of non-profits spans multiple states in the United States. She has served as a Board Member for the County of San Diego, a member of ASIKE (African Sisters Information and Knowledge Empowerment), secretary of the UNAA Atlanta Chapter and a member of the UNAA Electoral Commission.

Dr. Peter Simbi

Dr. Peter T. Simbi (Ph.D., MSW, M.A. Ed Ad, University of Minnesota and BA SWSA Makerere University) is professor of Social Work. Currently, he teaches at Stephen F Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas mainly in the areas of social welfare policy and social work practice. He has been a social work educator and administrator at both BSW and MSW levels and served as site visitor for U. S. Council on Social Work Education. He taught at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana, Grambling State University, Louisiana, and Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia and Valdosta State University, Georgia. In addition, he served as coordinator of the BSW Program at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, assistant Dean of the School of Social Work, Baton Rouge Louisiana and director of the MSW Program at Stephen F. Austin State University. In other countries, he taught at Nsamizi Training Institute, Entebbe, Uganda and Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. In fall 2009, he was visiting professor the University of Teesside, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom. His publications are in the area of administrative justice, international social work, child welfare and collaborative service delivery. He is one of the founders of UNAA in 1988, and for four years, he served on the UNAA Electoral Commission as secretary. He is also one of the founders of North America Bamasaba Cultural Association (NAMCA) and has recently completed serving a four-year term as its president.