Our diverse team across Uganda and Australia brings a deep knowledge of local issues, strong relationships with the community we serve, quality program management and the bridge to a network of faithful supporters. 

Our Ugandan management team

Alice Achan

Alice Achan

Founder and Executive Director

Mercy Laker

Mercy Laker

Human Resource and Administrative Manager

Milton Obua

Milton Obua

Program Manager, Health

Stella Jane Okot

Stella Jane Okot

Program Manager, Education

Getrude Ateng

Getrude Ateng

Finance Manager

Dr Moses Okot

Dr Moses Okot

Chief Medical Officer

Mukunzi Truphena Makoba

Mukunzi Truphena Makoba

Head of Nurses and Midwives

Our Australian management team

Rachel Achterstraat

Rachel Achterstraat

Programs Manager

Emily Antcliff

Emily Antcliff

Fundraising Manager

Zoe Martin

Zoe Martin

Communications Manager

Our board members

Uganda

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Rt, Rev. Johnson Gakumba, Chair of the Board

Rt, Rev. Gakumba Johnson is a clergy under the Anglican Church of Uganda. He is the Bishop of the diocese of Northern Uganda covering the four administrative districts of Gulu, Omoro, Nwoya and Amuru. As chair of the board, his great zeal for righteousness, transparency and accountability makes him an asset to the foundation.

Alice Achan, Founder and Executive Director

Alice Achan founded CCF Pader, now known as Te-Kworo Foundation Uganda, in 2002. She continues to lead this community-based organisation in northern Uganda, committed to providing quality education, maternal and child health care and social protection to young girls, women and children. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Community Leadership and Development from Uganda Christian University, Mukono.

Dr Anthony Ocaya

Dr Anthony Ocaya is the Senior Lecturer in the Department of Anatomy and Deputy Dean (Education), Faculty of Medicine at Gulu University. Formerly Assistant Governor and President, and now a life Member of the Rotary Club of Gulu, Dr Anthony provides oversight and connection through his wide network of colleagues.

Monica Oyet Akello

Monica served in NUMAT as a Trainer of Trainers and Peer Educator in 2008, before joining CCF as Program Coordinator and Field Officer in Nwoya District and Pader District, respectively. She has been working as Hospital Administrator at Kitgum General Hospital since 2017. Her programs and healthcare experience bring a wealth of knowledge to our future planning.

Margaret Gertrude Acayo

Margaret is currently the Senior Auditor at BVL & Co (CPA & ACCA of Uganda), and serves as treasurer of the board for the Te-Kworo Foundation. She is a seasoned accounts practitioner with experience in both the public and private sectors.

William Omara Denis

Willam has spent over 15 years in financial grants and operations management roles for both local and international non-governmental organisations. He holds an MBA and BBA, as well as a certificate in strategic procurement and logistics management, and a postgraduate diploma in Financial Management. William is passionate about building capacity for public institutions, not-for-profit organisations and social enterprises in sound financial grants management.

Australia

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Philippa Tyndale, Chair of the Board

Philippa is the founding Chair of Te-Kworo Foundation Australia. Her career over 40 years has included roles as a writer and journalist, philanthropist, advocate and not-for-profit director. She has published two biographies, the most recent being the life story of Alice Achan, founder of Te-Kworo Foundation Uganda.

Philippa has been involved in the not-for-profit sector for almost three decades through her work with Opportunity International, helping women micro entrepreneurs in the poorest communities of India, East Timor, Indonesia and the Philippines, and Library For All, helping implement digital literacy programs in developing countries.

Heather Matheson

Heather is a member and Non-Executive Director at Te-Kworo Foundation Australia. She is a Chartered Accountant, holds a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and recently completed the AICD Foundations of Governance for Not For Profit Directors course. Heather brings financial acumen and diligence to her part in building Te-Kworo’s work in northern Uganda.

Jenny Holman

Jenny is a member and Non-Executive Director at Te-Kworo Foundation Australia. She has over 35 years nursing experience in intensive care, palliative and end of life care. She holds a Graduate Certifcate in Grief, Loss and Trauma Counselling, Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Masters in Palliative Care. Jenny brings a passion for women’s maternal health through safe birth practices, having seen firsthand the challenges of Northern Ugandan women.

Allison Strickland

Allison is a member and Non-Executive Director at Te-Kworo Foundation Australia Ltd. She is a lawyer with expertise in advising charities and not-for-profit organisations and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Allison contributes to the areas of governance, compliance and risk management to support the work of Te-Kworo Foundation. 

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