María Wong

María is honoured to be joining the dedicated team at Shanti Uganda as Executive Director. She
holds a Bachelor of Arts (St. Thomas University), Bachelor of Education (University of New
Brunswick), and Master of Arts (York University) and has over 10 years’ experience in various
nonprofit settings. The former Executive Director of Casa – Pueblito in Toronto, María worked
with communities locally and globally in project areas including gender equity, health and
sanitation, and food and water security. María also taught the International Development
Placement Course at York University, a practical course preparing undergraduate students to
work in the international development sector. María is deeply committed to sustainable,
community-driven programming and is honoured to work with Shanti to improve maternal and
infant health throughout Uganda.