Staff

Kyaterekera Josephine Kizito Head Midwife

Sister Josephine has been a midwife since 1980 after graduating from Nsambya Nursing and Midwifery School in Kampala. 

Nagawa Florence Traditional Birth Attendant

Florence began her training as a Traditional Birth Attendant (TBA) in 2001, with the NGO SOU in Nakeseke District.

Nambwere Joyce Midwife

Joyce has worked as a midwife at Shanti since 2010 and helped bring Ssanyu’s daughter Honey into this world.

Nakkuba Rachel Midwife

Born and raised in Mengo, Kampala, Rachel is passionate about her work in women’s maternal health.

Lule Florence Midwife

Sister Florence comes to Shanti Uganda with many years in the Maternal Health Care field under her belt. She started by earning her Midwifery Degree in 1970, and in 1975 as a Public Health Nurse.

Gloria Katushabe Midwife

Gloria trained at one of the country’s most prestigious nursing schools – the Jinja School of Nursing.

Nasiwa Cissy Birthing Assistant

Cissy is a Nursing Assistant at Shanti with extensive experience and a love of learning.

Nakawande Sarah Lab Technician

Sarah works as the lab technician at Shanti Uganda and has been doing so since August 2014.

Nabimuli Ritah Musoke Agriculturalist

Born into a family of environmentalists, Ritah has been an agriculturalist almost from birth. Both her parents were enthusiastic gardeners and herbalists; she learned her skills from her father who worked in Forestry in Masaka.

Jamilah Orom Cook

Jamilah has worked for Shanti for 5 years, and lives right next door to our Volunteer House. Jamilah became the house cook at Shanti, as well as our unofficial volunteer mentor.

Kalyowa Fred Field Coordinator

Fred has been working at Shanti since 2009, assisting with the construction of the Birth House. Fred also worked as our backup driver but was hired on full time in January 2014.

Sekajja Kato Groundskeeper

Kato grew up in Bukuma village, and has 3 children. He began work with Shanti Uganda in December of 2009 making bricks for the construction of the Maternity Centre.

Mulagira Mawanda George Night Watchman, Part Time Grounds Keeper

Mulagila has been with Shanti since our days of construction.

Opio Job Odumo Night Watchman

Opio has worked as the night security watchman for Shanti Uganda, and has since December 2010.

Kate Hyde Operations Director

Kate Hyde is a graduate of Emily Carr University (BFA 2011) and UBC’s Sauder School of Business (MBA 2016). Kate joined the Shanti team as the Operations Director in August 2016. Prior to Shanti, she worked in both industrial and […]

Courtney Tucker Country Director

Courtney completed her BA in International Relations and is working toward a MA in International Development at American University. In the US, she worked as Program Director for a nonprofit which focused on refugee youth education and development. Internationally, she […]

Mukisa Winnie Midwife

Winnie was born and raised in Luwero, Uganda as the youngest of four children. She has gained experience working as a student midwife at the local Kasana Health Centre and has recently completed her midwifery training at Nyenga Nursing School […]

Edith Tendo Program Manager

Edith holds a BA in social science and an MA in Human Rights from Makerere University. For more than 6 years she has designed, implemented and evaluated community development projects in the not-for-profit sector. Edith is passionate about health as […]

María Wong Executive Director

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 […]

Najjuko Janat Village Health Team Worker

Janat began her career in healthcare as a Traditional Birth Attendant (Traditional Midwife) in 2010. After training with Shanti in 2017, she became a Village Health Team Member in Shanti’s Propelling Motherhood Program. She continues now in her VHT role […]

Nyamigisa Jesca Village Health Team Worker

Jesca has over a decade of healthcare experience. She worked as a nurse in a doctor’s clinic and at a school before joining Shanti in July 2017 as a Village Health Team (VHT) Member for our Propelling Motherhood Program. She […]

Courtney Price Engagement Officer

Courtney Price hails from California, USA. She is a fiery advocate for women’s empowerment, critical community-led global development, and dynamic storytelling. While studying abroad in Accra, Ghana, Courtney conducted a research project on stigma and discrimination with the LGBTQ+ community […]

Thurayya Zawedde Development Officer

Thurayya Zawedde hails from Kampala, Uganda. Before joining Global Health Corps, Thurayya co-founded and served as the director of a for-profit company called LAWOMZA. A lawyer with a special interest in human rights, she is passionate about advocacy for women’s […]