Staff

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Shawn Holden Cheung

Chief Executive Officer
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Soofia Mahmood

Chief of Staff
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Alan Liu

Operations Director
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Nicole Dagher

Program Manager
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David Kafambe

Midwest Regional Manager
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Alex Akiri

Southwest Regional Manager
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Paul Nzerebende

PEAL Manager
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Denis Tumko Ogena

Operations Manager
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Joel Ahumuza

Project Assistant
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Brian Ainebyona

Project Officer
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Gladys Bahimbisomew

Project Assistant
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Emmanuel Basabose

Agricultural Officer
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Beninah Byarugaba

Senior Project Officer
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Born Constantine

Project Assistant
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Gilbert Kwarisiima

Project Assistant
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Amram Walter Dambya

Project Assistant
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Nicolous Kwatampora

Project Assistant
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Agnes Mukamusoni

Senior Project Officer
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Evelyn Ejang

Project Officer
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Junior Frances

Project Assistant
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Daniel Mukiza

Project Officer
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Maximus Kwesiga

Project Assistant
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Nicholas Brain Munanura

Project Officer
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Simon Musiime

Project Assistant
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John Nkuzimana

Replication Assistant
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Jolly Nyiramahoro

Senior Project Officer
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Penninah Nyiramugisha

Project Officer
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Joyce Nyirantakiye

Project Officer
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Elisa Tukamushaba

Project Assistant
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Raymond Tumuhimbise

Project Officer
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Tadeo Tumukunde

Project Assistant
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Walter Jude Tumwesige

Senior Project Officer
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Emilly Ahimbisibwe

PEAL Officer
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Timothy Ahumuza

PEAL Senior Officer
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Deus Ampwera

PEAL Officer
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Douglas Ayebare

PEAL Officer
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Aine Evans

PEAL Senior Officer
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Ian Kambeho

PEAL Officer
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Patience Amanya

PEAL Officer
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Keneth Nuwagaba

PEAL Officer
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Esther Ageno

Admin + Finance Manager
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Kevin Aughtry

Accountant (Canada)
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Walter Chwa

Procurement + Logistics Officer
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Lawrence Eengu

Procurement Assistant
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Ian Kagera

IT Officer
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Evaristo Kamberaho

Senior Finance Officer
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Mudasirr Govule

Communications Officer
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Emmanuel Karekexi

Assistant Operations Officer
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Shanitah Namirembeh

HR Officer
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Michael Ngabirano

Driver
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Brazio Turyatunga

Finance Officer
LEADERSHIP
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Shawn Holden Cheung

Chief Executive Officer
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Soofia Mahmood

Chief of Staff
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Alan Liu

Operations Director
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Nicole Dagher

Program Manager
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David Kafambe

Midwest Regional Manager
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Alex Akiri

Southwest Regional Manager
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Paul Nzerebende

PEAL Manager
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Denis Tumko Ogena

Operations Manager
IMPLEMENTATION
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Joel Ahumuza

Project Assistant
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Brian Ainebyona

Project Officer
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Gladys Bahimbisomew

Project Assistant
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Emmanuel Basabose

Agricultural Officer
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Beninah Byarugaba

Senior Project Officer
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Born Constantine

Project Assistant
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Gilbert Kwarisiima

Project Assistant
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Amram Walter Dambya

Project Assistant
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Nicolous Kwatampora

Project Assistant
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Agnes Mukamusoni

Senior Project Officer
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Evelyn Ejang

Project Officer
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Junior Frances

Project Assistant
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Daniel Mukiza

Project Officer
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Maximus Kwesiga

Project Assistant
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Nicholas Brain Munanura

Project Officer
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Simon Musiime

Project Assistant
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John Nkuzimana

Replication Assistant
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Jolly Nyiramahoro

Senior Project Officer
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Penninah Nyiramugisha

Project Officer
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Joyce Nyirantakiye

Project Officer
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Elisa Tukamushaba

Project Assistant
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Raymond Tumuhimbise

Project Officer
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Tadeo Tumukunde

Project Assistant
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Walter Jude Tumwesige

Senior Project Officer
PLANNING + EVALUATION
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Emilly Ahimbisibwe

PEAL Officer
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Timothy Ahumuza

PEAL Senior Officer
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Deus Ampwera

PEAL Officer
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Douglas Ayebare

PEAL Officer
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Aine Evans

PEAL Senior Officer
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Ian Kambeho

PEAL Officer
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Patience Amanya

PEAL Officer
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Keneth Nuwagaba

PEAL Officer
FINANCE + OPERATIONS
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Esther Ageno

Admin + Finance Manager
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Kevin Aughtry

Accountant (Canada)
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Walter Chwa

Procurement + Logistics Officer
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Lawrence Eengu

Procurement Assistant
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Ian Kagera

IT Officer
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Evaristo Kamberaho

Senior Finance Officer
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Mudasirr Govule

Communications Officer
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Emmanuel Karekexi

Assistant Operations Officer
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Shanitah Namirembeh

HR Officer
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Michael Ngabirano

Driver
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Brazio Turyatunga

Finance Officer

Board of Directors

With over 30 years of financial services experience, Cheryl brings a broad skill set from her roles across asset management, capital markets, human resources and domestic banking. In her current role as Vice President, National Accounts at Dynamic Funds, Cheryl is responsible for strategic management of a portfolio of industry leading clients. In 2013, Cheryl travelled to Africa where she spent time with the founders of a number of volunteer organizations.

Calum Mackenzie is CEO of Aon Investments Canada Inc. and Head of Investment for Canada. In addition to his client role. Calum is co-executive sponsor of Aon’s Women’s International Network (WIN) chapter. Calum helps clients understand and implement investment strategies that align with their objectives and governance structures. Calum was previously a Trustee Director of Down’s Syndrome Scotland.

Calum moved to Canada from the UK in 2016, where he was Head of the Scottish Investment Consulting Practice for Aon. Calum has an MBA with distinction from the Strathclyde Business School, an MSc (post graduate) in Economic Policy from the University of Strathclyde, and an MA (Honours) degree in Economic Science from the University of Aberdeen. He holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Association (CAIA) designation and the UK Investment Management Certificate (IMC).

Over 30 years in the financial industry, Dan Richards built and sold two start-up companies and as CEO, led the turnaround of a public company that was sold to Scotiabank. His not for profit experience includes Vice Chair of the City of Toronto Planning Board, a board member of Big Brothers of Toronto and five terms on the campaign cabinet of the United Way of Greater Toronto. Dan holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and is an award-winning faculty member in the MBA program at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.

David has more than 3 decades experience in the investment management industry. He is Chairman of Russell Investments Canada Ltd., where he served as President and CEO from 2010 to 2017. He continues to work in an advisory capacity with a select number of investment companies. Among his not-for-profit engagements, he is currently Chairman of The Peter Cundill Foundation, a Bermuda-based purpose trust with a mission to improve the wellbeing of young people and is a board member at McMaster University

Deborah Krick is Crown counsel at the Crown Law Office – Criminal. Called to the Ontario Bar in 2004, she has prosecuted cases at all levels of court with the majority of those cases taking place at the Ontario Court of Appeal. She is committed to mentorship and legal education and regularly trains members of the police and legal profession.

Dermot Muir is an experienced General Counsel Leader with the unique ability to balance strategy/operations, results/people and legal expertise/innovation. He served for 10 years as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary to Infrastructure Ontario (IO) a world leader in infrastructure finance and public private partnerships. He was the principal architect of the legal services for IO’s $7B pooled financing loan programme, one of the largest such programmes in North America and was also responsible for legal services for the Province of Ontario’s real estate portfolio, the second largest in Canada. Dermot serves on several NFP Boards and has a long history of involvement in corporate governance.

John Phyper has over 25 years of experience in the management of high growth companies and is currently the EVP of Sales, Marketing and Alliances at Intelex Technologies – a software company that specializes in solutions for environmental, health and safety quality issues. Additionally, John has co-authored seven books relating to environmental issues, his latest of which was released in 2009 and is entitled “Good to Green

Shawn Holden Cheung is the Founder and CEO of Raising The Village. Since 2005, Shawn has been focused on improving livelihoods and finding solutions to the problem of ultra poverty in rural Uganda. Shawn holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from McMaster University, and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Read more of Shawn’s story here.

Tom has over 24 years of professional experience as an operator, investor and advisor in both the for-profit and not-for-profit worlds. His current advisory work includes engaging clients on what’s possible with their philanthropic and impact investing resources, advising portfolio companies on building impactful +sustainable organizations, and advancing the field of social entrepreneurship. He received his Master of Business Administration from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and holds a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy and economics from Boston College.

Vanessa has spent two-decades in progressively senior roles spanning corporate finance, strategy and operations at PwC and TD Bank Financial Group. She is currently the CEO & President of McCarthy Uniforms, where she is successfully leading a turnaround and transformation strategy. She is exceptionally passionate about innovation, is active in her community and participates in a number of organizations that support the advancement of women and girls.  Vanessa holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto and a Chartered Accountant designation.

Viraj Desai’s 25 years+ management and consulting experience spans leadership and consulting roles in healthcare organizations, in Deloitte’s Strategy and Operations consulting practice and at her own consulting company “CIM Professional Services Inc”. Her areas of expertise include strategic planning, operational and program reviews and corporate performance measurement across industry areas including public sector, retail, infrastructure, and telecommunications. Viraj currently sits on the Board of a large regional healthcare facility. She also provides mentorship to entrepreneurs with mental health challenges as part of a Rotman program. Viraj was born in Uganda. This combined with her familiarity with the developing world and her vast business experience led her to join the RTV Board.

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