Our Team

Daniel Abitegeka

February 17, 2015

Community Development Officer, Kiryandongo

Working with The Water Trust creates a heart of passion, desire and willingness in me to understand people’s ways of life so to improve their sanitation behavior which helps me to realise my career goals and ways of working with people from different background and culture.

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Sarah Aguti

October 5, 2016

Behavior Change Specialist, Masindi

Sarah brings ten years of progressive hands-on experience in water, sanitation, and hygiene, disaster risk reduction programing, and management both in international humanitarian response and development contexts. Sarah is well versed with community-based participatory approaches for social behavior change. She has bachelor’s degree in Public Administration and Management, and Master of Arts in Development Studies.

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Mary Kevin Akisa

February 17, 2015

Finance Advisor, Kiryandongo

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Susan Alobo

August 27, 2016

Construction and Maintenance Supervisor, Masindi

Working with The Water Trust creates a heart of passion, desire and willingness in me to understand people’s ways of life so to improve their sanitation behavior which helps me to realize my career goals and ways of working with people from different background and culture.

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Harriet Atugonza

February 17, 2015

Office Steward, Masindi

My colleagues have helped me to work in a team and to know how people can get clean water and to keep healthy with total sanitation in the rural areas.

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Laura Garcia Puig

May 11, 2015

Program Manager

Laura brings to The Water Trust team extensive management experience from working in the corporate, private and development sectors in Europe, Asia and East Africa. Laura holds a BA degree in Computer Engineering and a MBA. She was a top Spanish tennis player during her youth.

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Scovia Kaijabahoire

February 17, 2015

Accountant, Masinidi

This work enables me to interact with people from different backgrounds and to learn and exchange new ideas. It helps me to acquire new skills especially in accounting packages.

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Geofrey Kusemererwa

July 22, 2016

Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant, Masindi

As a development practitioner, I feel happy when I wake up every day and see our rural people with enough water for use and drink. It’s really inspiring.

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Edwin Kusiima

February 17, 2015


I enjoy working in an organization that helps local communities to access water and to improve their hygiene and sanitation practices.

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Stephen Kwikiriza

February 17, 2015

Senior Community Development Officer, Masindi

This is very important for me because as a social worker I have fulfilled my career goals and have gained enough experience working with communities in regards to water and sanitation issues with The Water Trust. It has paid me salary that I use for my family welfare or cost of living.

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Badru Mugabi

February 17, 2015

Communications Officer, Masindi

Working with The Water Trust at first seemed like any other job. However over time, I have learnt to appreciate and understand the plight of the community in need of clean and safe water which motivates me to work harder and continue to make my contribution towards this noble cause the TWT is championing.

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Simon Mugume

August 27, 2016

Community Development Officer, Masindi

So inspiring to work with The Water Trust! This fulfills my longtime education dream of working with rural communities to impact their attitude about sanitation and hygiene.

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Scovia Namande

February 17, 2015

Community Development Officer, Kiryondongo

I am realizing my dream of helping the rural poor especially the youth and women, to have good life standards through the provision of safe water. It is important to me as a social worker to improve my skills through interaction with the various cultures, I have learnt to appreciate them and also working with them. This is a source of living for me and my family.

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Maurice Ndahura

February 17, 2015

Assistant Construction and Maintenance Supervisor, Masindi

The fact that science says that water flows everywhere in the earth’s crust and the community cannot access it, drives me to bridge this gap with the simplest technology that can provide safe and clean water to save young lives. To the community reaching the water table is a miracle, to the donor community it is emotional to see the water flowing and to me it makes my soul cry out to see that young child drinking water from a clean source.

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Gloria Nyakaisiki

February 17, 2015

Office Steward, Kiryondogo

I have learnt to build a good working relationship with my workmates and I have also had the opportunity to contribute to the team through providing data entry skills.

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Martin Opio

July 6, 2015

WASH Coordinator, Masindi

Martin brings to The Water Trust team seven years’ experience in implementing Humanitarian WASH projects in Uganda with a wide network within the country’s humanitarian sector and government line ministries. Martin holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Engineering and Management and a certification from the AMP group-UK in project management for development professionals.

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Peter Osire

September 24, 2015

Community Development Officer, Kiryondongo

I have a Diploma in Development Studies from Nsamizi Training Institute of Social Development and a Certificate in Public Administration and Management from Makerere University. Working with communities for the better is one the things I treasure most and this made me like my work as a Community Development Worker first and as Social Mobiliser at District level now. I am proud of being part of The Water Trust team, working directly with the community from one stage to another and being involved in every stage of their development. I love playing Basketball and Volleyball.

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Scovia Oyenyboth

February 17, 2015

Community Development Officer

Working with TWT is important to me because it has helped me to gain more field experience. I am more confident when interacting with my colleagues and share some important issues concerning our work. It has further changed my financial status coming from a dependent to independent life.

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Angelique Dioguardi

February 17, 2015

Director of Programs


Angelique or “Lika” Dioguardi brings 14 years of on the ground implementation experience in international humanitarian response and development in refugee and rural contexts in Africa. She has grown and strategically developed and implemented results based programs in WASH, food security, health and nutrition and community resilience building. She has an M.A. in Environment and Development and is currently pursuing an international MPH (Public Health).

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Chris Prottas

April 5, 2016

Executive Director

Prior to joining The Water Trust, Chris led global operations and planning at Trickle Up, a New York-based nonprofit that builds the capacity of people living in extreme poverty to pursue sustainable livelihood activities.  There he supported the scale-up of evidence-based economic and social empowerment programs in India, the Americas, West Africa, and North Africa.

Chris also brings to The Water Trust his experience as a consultant focused on innovations in healthcare and as an officer in the US Army Reserve. He holds a Master’s of Public Administration from New York University and a Bachelor’s degree from Boston College.

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Ben Andrew

February 15, 2017

Board Member

Ben Andrew, partner, group head–healthcare sector, joined William Blair in 1998 as a medical technology analyst. Previously, Mr. Andrew was an equity research analyst at Vector Securities International, worked in product development at Baxter International, and was a synthetic organic chemist at Abbott Laboratories. He received a B.S. in chemistry and B.A. in rhetoric from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, graduating Phi Beta Kappa, and also holds a Master of Management degree in finance and healthcare services from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

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Ted Huber

February 17, 2015

Co-Founder and Chair

Ted is a Research Analyst and Partner at Deerfield Partners a healthcare investment firm. He has worked as an investor in medical technology for over 20 years. Ted is a member of the Executive Committee of the Deerfield Foundation that focuses on healthcare services for underserved populations. Ted co-founded The Water Trust in 2008 along with Jeff Kaplan and Andrew Pearson of Busoga Trust.

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Jeff Kaplan

February 17, 2015

Co-Founder and Board Member

Jeff is Partner at Deerfield Partners, where he formulates and manages highly structured financial instruments for healthcare innovation growth and manages the trading department. Prior to this, Jeff held positions with E.F. Hutton and Merril Lynch. Jeff is a co-founder of GOAL: an after-school enrichment program in New York, is a Board Member of Possible Health: a NGO providing healthcare services in rural Nepal and is a member of the Executive Committee of The Deerfield Foundation. Jeff is also an ordained Interfaith Minister and serves on the Board of All Faith’s Seminary International.

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Terence Karnal

February 17, 2015

Board Member

Terence is the Equity Derivatives Portfolio Manager and Security Analyst at Deerfield Partners. Terence joined Deerfield Partners in 2010 and has previously worked with Toro Trading LLC and BAM Capital LLC. Terence is also President of the Deerfield Foundation. Terence joined The Water Trust board in 2010.

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Mathias Kiwanuka

October 25, 2016

Board Member

Mathias joined the Board of Directors in 2016 after a successful career as a football player for the New York Giants. Today Mathias lives in South Florida with his wife, Tessa, and two children, while also managing several businesses. Mathias is the grandson of Benedicto Kiwanuka, the first Prime Minister of Uganda, and his family has a long history of dedicated service to Uganda.  Mathias brings to The Water Trust a deep personal connection to the organization’s mission as well as expertise from a history of philanthropic giving in Uganda, excelling in high-performance sports organizations, and managing businesses.

“The people of Uganda are my family. I have always felt a responsibility to do whatever possible to help my family. However, no one can accomplish as much alone as they can with a team. In 2006 I joined another team of like-minded hard workers in the New York Giants. After winning two championships, and creating lifelong friendships, I walked away with a new appreciation for what can be accomplished when a group works together for a purpose.

I look forward to joining my new team, The Water Trust, and helping to achieve our current goals. As well as setting and achieving new ones.”

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Paul Schrimpf

May 11, 2015

Board Member

Paul is an Associate Partner at Prophet, a brand strategy and marketing firm. He co-leads Prophet’s Healthcare practice and Prophet-For-Non-Profit efforts. His philanthropy efforts range from delivering healthcare to remote areas of Honduras, housing for the under-privileged in Bolivia, and children relief efforts in Haiti.

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