Leadership

Stephanie Kaye, MBA, Co-Executive Director – Stephanie has spent the past decade working and volunteering with a variety of non-profit organizations, including many years as Financial Director of Street Kids International based in London, UK, before relocating to the United States. While in Utah, she was a board member of both the local ski and lacrosse organizations. Stephanie holds an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University and an undergraduate degree from the University of Manitoba. She currently lives with her husband, three children, and two dogs in Verbier, Switzerland. She is an outdoor enthusiast and triathlete in her spare time!

Jeff Jacobs, MPH, Co-Executive Director – Jeff has over a decade private, non-profit, and government sector experience in project management, grants management, communications, and operations. Jeff holds a BBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and an MPH in Community Health Sciences from the Fielding School of Public Health at UCLA, during which he completed field work in Bangladesh. Jeff is passionate about global health, health equity, and strengthening health systems. He currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Edmund Okiboko, Managing Director – Edmund holds a postgraduate diploma in Project Planning and Management and is completing his Master’s in Management Science majoring in Project Management from the Uganda Management Institute. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Social Administration from Makerere University. He is passionate about public health, social justice, and community engagement. Edmund is an alumnus of the Global Health Corps fellowship. He thrives in NGO Management and Project Development Methodologies. He recently worked in Burundi where he was implementing a peace recovery program under the American Friends Service Committee. Edmund has a diverse background in livelihood programming both in NGO and government settings. He loves working with communities to find solutions to their problems.


Programs

Shafic Mutegule, VHT-Intern Program Coordinator – Shafic is a former UVP intern Team Leader. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Adult and Community Education from Kyambogo University, Certificate in Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights from Makerere University School of Public Health, Special Trainings in WASH Management practices, and project management. He is passionate about public health and social justice. Shafic has worked with organizations like Restless Development Uganda and Women’s Health Foundation Uganda where he gained experience in planning, organizing, coordinating, and implementing public health interventions in rural and underprivileged areas. He is experienced with a contextual understanding of rural communities and WASH programming. Shafic possesses a diverse background in community education and working with government entities. He loves working with communities, enhancing behavioral change, seeing communities thrive, and creating a difference among vulnerable communities.

Alex Basalirwa, WASH Program Assistant – Alex first served as Team Leader during the 2017 UVP Internship Program, where he supported implementing the Healthy Villages program. Alex later became a volunteer with UVP, until joining the organization full time. He holds a degree in Social Work and Social Administration from Kampala University and additionally obtained a Certificate of Leadership Skills from the university’s School of Arts and Social Sciences. Alex is passionate about public health, with experience in WASH programming. Alex’s internship with UVP, prior internship at the Iganga main referral hospital (Nakavule), and volunteer opportunities helped him gain experience in planning, organizing, and coordinating activities with low resource communities. Alex loves helping and working with people in the communities to become agents of change and facilitators of their own well-being.

Evelyn Nabwiire, Fistula Program Coordinator – As a former fistula patient, Evelyn is dedicated to finding other women who suffer from obstetric fistula. She is from a nearby village in Bugiri District in eastern Uganda, where she lives with her three children and mother.

Harriet Nakayiza, HIV and Malaria Program Coordinator – Harriet holds a postgraduate diploma in Project Planning and Management and a Bachelor’s in Development Studies from Kyambogo University and is currently completing her Master’s in Monitoring and Evaluation from the Uganda Martyrs University. She is passionate about public health, women’s empowerment and education, and community engagement. Harriet has nine years of experience with NGO program management and development and has a diverse background in sexual reproductive health (SRH), livelihoods, research, and advocacy. She loves empowering communities and creating change in the lives of vulnerable populations.

Loy Tumusiime, Reproductive Health Program Coordinator – Loy, our very own fistula success story, is a mother of three and the current program coordinator for Fistula. She has a great passion to see women who have been victimized with this condition return to perfect health. She has trained several Fistula Ambassadors who help to reach out to the women all over Uganda to ensure they are treated. Her passion and zeal drive her roles, making the Fistula program in UVP very rewarding. Besides work, she is interested in making crafts and sharing her experience with others.