Staff and Board

Give Us Wings Staff

  • Sarah Sheldon- Executive Director
  • Danielle May- Program Director, Africa

Give Us Wings Board of Directors

  • Sunday Alabi
  • Beth Bird
  • Betsy Davies
  • Ann Eilbracht
  • Shannon Lacy
  • Pam Rochlin
  • Mary Steiner
  • David Thompson
  • Amy Winkel

Steering Committee

  • Therese Dosch Anderson
  • Betsy Davies
  • Robert Horn
  • Melissa Hornung
  • Don Husband
  • Jennifer Kinkead
  • Andrea Kisch
  • Mary Klauda
  • Kim Kokett
  • Jill Krasuski
  • Rachelle Kyle
  • Barbara Mahr
  • Allison McVay-Steer
  • Cassidy Meeks
  • Ruth Pallow
  • Char Pehoski
  • Merrily Pehoski
  • Kristin Peterson
  • Elizabeth Swanson

St. John’s Kayoro Health Center II staff                     

 

Sarah:  Sarah was hired by GUW in July 2013 as the Nurse in Charge. Sarah comes with over 30 years experience and the community is responding very well to her. She is focusing developing procedures to ensure smooth operation at the clinic. She is also developing a more extensive community outreach program. Once a week, she and the staff go out into the more remote areas of the catchment area and provide basic services including malaria testing. For people who need more extensive medical care, she refers them to the clinic.

Rebecca Mukhooli: Rebecca is a cleaner  and cook at the clinic. She is from the Masaka Town Board from the Manafwa district and currently lives in the Ngiyo Ber Women’s Village. She has been with Give Us Wings since 2012. Rebecca’s favorite part about her job is it has made her able to go do her course in Uganda College at Commerce UCC Tororo due to the salary she is earning. Rebecca is an orphan and supports her family including her mother, sisters, and brothers. In her free time, Rebecca enjoys music, dancing, and playing the drums. She and her husband, John, have four children; Elvis, Edgar, Edna, and Cynthia. 

Rebecca Okieki: Rebecca is a nurse’s assistant. She is from Tororo, Uganda and has been working with Give Us Wings for a year and a half. Rebecca’s favorite part of her job is caring for the sick. She loves working with Give Us Wings because they have provided good working conditions. In her free time, Rebecca enjoys listening to music, dancing, playing the drums, and educative tasks. Rebecca has high hopes that the St. John’s Clinic expands and succeeds in helping and caring for many patients from all across the country. Rebecca has two children Cynthia, eight, and Diuine, five.

Amos: Amos is the Lab Technician at the clinic.

Fred:  Fred is the Groundskeeper and Day Security Guard at the clinic. Fred is a member of the Diochuny Group.

 


Give Us Wings Uganda Staff

Sarah Kainza: Sarah is the Program Coordinator. She is from Sironko District and has been with Give Us Wings since September 2010. Sarah really enjoys being able to interact with the women that GUW serves and being able to help them and their children. She enjoys sports and dancing. Additionally, she enjoys watching cartoons with her four children (two sets of twins), Among, Aleo, Adeke, and Emma.  Despite many challenges, her family is happy and you will always find their faces covered with smiles.

Christine Anyango: 

Building Businesses for Family Sustainability (BBFS), a renewal of a previous micro-loan program, will provide a foundation for new opportunities within seven communities in Uganda. New coordinator Christine Anyango will be working with community groups in Uganda that are embarking on their next steps toward sustainability through personal businesses as part of this new program.

Christine was born in the Pajwenda village in the Tororo district of Uganda and now lives in Tororo town with her husband and two children. She graduated from the Ugandan Christian University with a degree in developmental studies.

Give Us Wings is fortunate to have someone on board with the experience that Christine brings. She has worked with Tororo refugees at the Ugandan Red Cross Society and has done research with the International Development Consultants (IDC), Ministry of Water, Lands and Environment through Strategic Public Relations and Research Limited (SPR&R), the World Vision Namanyonyi, and the AIDS Support Organization.

Christine’s role in the BBFS program revolves heavily around her relationship with the Ugandan community groups that will participate in the program. Each group will receive four installments of part grant/part loan financial support, which will be used to fund their business plans. Christine is working as an advisor and mentor to the 153 people participating in the program, while at the same time teaching them basic business techniques in order to encourage and ensure their success.

The genre of businesses vary heavily depending on the skills of the individuals – Give Us Wings’ goal is to fuel the communities ambitions; it strives to enable its African partners to make a living off of the resources available. Some become seamstresses, open clothing stores and begin farms.

It is the hope that with Christine Anyango’s guidance, mentorship and support for the involved community groups, the BBFS program will become successful and enable financial sustainability within these African communities.

 

Anthony Munene: Anthony is a volunteer from Kenya who is staying in Tororo, Uganda. He has been with Give Us Wings since July 2012. Anthony’s favorite part of his job is that it has helped him to gain a lot of experience by working both in the community and at the office. Anthony feels it is a great privilege to be a part of a team that is empowering the communities both financially and socially. In his free time, Anthony enjoys drawing and table cloth printing. He is fascinated by baseball and loves to pitch. Human anatomy and biology are also of great interest to him. Anthony comes from a Kenyan family of five with two brothers and his parents, all studying and living in Tororo, Uganda.

Eunice Tibwaga: Eunice is our administrative assistant. She is from Kenya and has been with Give Us Wings since April 2011. Eunice’s favorite part of her job is that it has changed her entire lifestyle by taking her to places that she would not have reached and teaching her  how to interact with different people . She is thankful that her job has trained her to be faithful and have self-discipline. In her free time, Eunice enjoys playing sports, dancing, listening to music, and doing arts and crafts. Eunice is a single mother to her son, Paul.