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We are committed to transparency and accountability of the financial support entrusted to us. Through program evaluation, internal communication, and board governance, we strive for maximum impact of our programs on the ground.

Henry Tumwesigye

Henry Tumwesigye

Co-Founder & Executive Director, Uganda

In 2015, Henry Tumwesigye founded BOHAM together with his colleague Katie Walter. Henry brings years of experience working with kids of all ages and backgrounds. Prior to BOHAM, Henry worked with Ambassadors of Hope, African Children’s Choir, and Asante Ministries. Henry was raised and educated by African Children’s Choir. He joined ACC’s sponsorship program after losing both of his parents at four years old. Growing up in similar circumstances, Henry always had a passion for helping the poor, the orphan, and street children. It was this passion that led him, along with his colleagues in the United States and Uganda, to establish BOHAM. Henry holds a Diploma in Journalism from Uganda Institute of Business and Media Studies. In his spare time, Henry enjoys listening to music, watching soccer, reading the Bible, and eating lots of powdered donuts. Donut donations are always welcome!

Katie Walter

Katie Walter

Co-Founder & Executive Director, United States

In 2015, Katie Walter founded BOHAM together with her colleague Henry Tumwesigye. Katie brings years of nonprofit experience to BOHAM as well as a passion for supporting children and communities in need. Prior to BOHAM, she served at-risk communities in Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and New York City through Asante Ministries and Hope for New York respectively. She also worked as a consultant on gender-based violence issues for UNICEF, the Ministry of Gender & Development, Government of Liberia, and the Kofi Annan Institute of Conflict Transformation, University of Liberia. Katie holds a M.S. in Global Affairs from New York University, a M.S. in Marketing Management from Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commercials du Nord Business School, and a B.A. in Business & Economics and Communication Studies from Westmont College. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, dancing, and reading the New York Times.
Jane Nabbosa

Jane Nabbosa

Director of Finance & Accountant, Uganda

In 2017, Jane Nabbosa joined BOHAM as its Accountant and in 2022, she became our Director of Finance as well. Jane brings years of experience working with international NGOs in Uganda. Prior to BOHAM, she worked at PKF International, African Children’s Choir — Music for Life, Operations Uganda, and Living Water Ministries. She holds a B.A. in Accounting from Ndejje University and an MBA in Finance and Banking from Bugema University. Jane has a huge heart for children and community members, desiring for them to gain confidence and become self-reliant. In her spare time, she enjoys raising poultry, gardening, farming, sewing, and knitting. 

Lydia Namagembe

Lydia Namagembe

Director of Child & Community Development, Uganda

In 2015, Lydia Namagembe joined BOHAM as its Director of Child Development and Human Resources. As a trained social worker, Lydia brings extensive knowledge and experience to the children and families we serve. Lydia was raised and educated by the African Children’s Choir. She joined ACC’s sponsorship organization after losing her parents as a young child. Growing up in similar circumstances, Lydia was always motivated to give back. It also gave her a love for children and helping families in need. Prior to BOHAM, she worked for African Children’s Choir, Music for Life Primary School, The United Methodist Church, Children’s Welfare Mission, Clear Media, and Asante Ministries. Lydia holds a Diploma in Social Work & Social Administration from Nsamizi Training Institute of Social Development Uganda. In her spare time, she likes singing and playing board games.
Amy Waddington

Amy Waddington

Program Manager, United States

In 2018, Amy Waddington joined BOHAM as its Program Coordinator. Amy brings extensive experience in business, visual arts, and working with children and families to BOHAM. In college, she studied child development and went on to work in the local public school system coordinating its enrichment programs. She also has spent years advocating for child education and community development in East Africa as well as making several mission trips there. She has a heart for ministry and is excited to use her gifts to represent BOHAM. In her spare time, Amy loves to relax at the lake with her husband Mark, three children, and their two yellow labs.

Sandy Johnson

Sandy Johnson

Development Manager, United States

In 2021, Sandy Johnson joined BOHAM as Development Manager, bringing years of experience working with nonprofits, including The Salvation Army, Hospice of North Idaho, International Service Learning, and Lake City Church. Sandy fell in love with Africa through travels to Tanzania, Kenya, Swaziland, South Africa and Rwanda, and feels blessed to advocate for the precious children of Uganda. She has been a supporter of BOHAM since its inception. Sandy has a B.S. in Communications/Business from St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. She is married to her college sweetheart and has two grown children. In her spare time, she loves enjoying beautiful North Idaho and dreaming about her next travel adventure.

Angella Tushemereirwe

Angella Tushemereirwe

Sponsorship Coordinator, Uganda

In 2015, Angella Tushemereirwe joined BOHAM as its Sponsorship Coordinator and Bible Club teacher. As a trained educator, Angella brings years of teaching experience to the children and families we serve. As a young child, Angella was taken in by African Children’s Choir after losing both of her parents.  She was then raised and educated by the African Children’s Choir until she became an adult. Growing up in similar circumstances, Angella has always had a passion for loving kids and assuring them that they could make it in life despite their circumstances. Prior to BOHAM, she worked for the YMCA and Asante Ministries. Angella has a Diploma in Education from the YMCA, Kampala Branch. In her spare time, she likes to cook, make crafts, and listen to Christian music.
Geoffrey Sozi

Geoffrey Sozi

Sponsorship Coordinator, Uganda

In 2017, Geoffrey Sozi joined BOHAM as a Sponsorship Coordinator and Children’s Choir Chaperone. Geoffrey bring years of experience of working with children of all backgrounds. Prior to BOHAM, he worked with Abaana Ministries, an NGO that works with street children in Uganda and with African Children’s Choir as a choir chaperone on tour in the US. Geoffrey was raised and educated by the African children’s Choir after losing both of my parents as a young boy. Growing up in the similar circumstances, Geoffrey has always loved working with children in need. Geoffrey holds a Degree in Business Administration from Makerere University. In his spare time, he loves watching soccer, playing soccer, and listening to music.

Winnie Namulindwa

Winnie Namulindwa

Sponsorship Coordinator, Uganda

In 2018, Winnie Namulindwa joined BOHAM as its Program Assistant and in 2019, she became BOHAM’s Sponsorship Coordinator in Mityana. Winnie brings years of experience volunteering at Bible Club and in the community. Prior to BOHAM, she worked in marketing for Nile Construction Ltd. As a young child, Winnie grew up in a poor family with both parents. She was raised in sponsorship, but was later dropped by her sponsors. Having received help, Winnie found it led to a passion engaging with children and families. Winnie holds a Diploma in Clearing, Forwarding, and Custom Management from YMCA, Kampala Branch. In her spare time, she enjoys dancing and watching movies.

Marvin Asiimwe

Marvin Asiimwe

Marketing and Database Assistant, Uganda

In 2019, Marvin Asiimwe joined BOHAM as an intern helping in various departments. Following his internship, Marvin joined our media team as BOHAM’s Marketing and Database Assistant; and later as our head photographer and videographer. As a young child, Marvin was raised by his grandmother. He was privileged to receive a great education through sponsorship and years ago made the decision to dedicate his life to uplifting, empowering, and serving underprivileged children in the community. Marvin holds a Diploma in Accounting and Finance Management from Makerere University Business School. In his spare time, he enjoys hanging out with friends, plays rugby, volleyball, or swimming.

Our Board

Aimee Parmley

Aimee Parmley

Chair

In 2016, Aimee Parmley joined BOHAM as one its Board of Directors and currently serves as its Board Chair. Aimee is a corporate attorney at DLA Piper LLP (US). Aimee’s practice focuses on cross-border transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and international corporate reorganizations. Aimee also has experience with commercial litigation, real estate, estate planning and municipal law. Aimee is committed to community service and received the State Bar of California Wiley Manuel Award for pro bono legal services in 2012. She holds a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, a M.Ed. from UCLA, and a B.A. from Biola University. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons, cooking, and traveling.

Todd Putren

Todd Putren

Vice Chair

In 2017,  Todd Putren joined BOHAM as one of its Board of Directors. Todd is a registered nurse by profession and has been in executive hospital leadership for the last 20 years. He is currently the Director of Emergency Services for MultiCare Valley Hospital in Spokane Valley Washington. Todd has his graduate degree as a Nurse Executive. He has a deep desire to serve the underserved and come alongside children and families in need. In 2017, Todd had a knee infection that gave him needed time away from work and during that time, God gave him a clear message that joining BOHAM would be a great way to serve children in need in Uganda. In 2014, Todd and his wife Kim were able to go on a trip to Rwanda and Uganda, which cemented his desire to serve. In his spare time, Todd loves to hang out with his wife and four children, mountain bike, and swim.

Jake Cheek

Jake Cheek

Secretary

In 2015, Jake Cheek joined BOHAM as one its Board of Directors. Jake is a Digital Strategist at eROI, a digital marketing agency in Portland, OR. Jake brings experience in customer relations and intercultural communications to BOHAM. Jake spent his college years providing immigration support and customer service to international students, scholars, and faculty at Washington State University. Jake holds a B.A. in International and Intercultural Communication from Washington State University. In his spare time, Jake loves to adventure outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.
Dave Sholer

Dave Sholer

Treasurer

In 2015, Dave Sholer joined BOHAM as its Board Treasurer. Dave is the principal Certified Public Accountant at Integrated Accounting Solutions, a boutique tax and accounting firm exclusively servicing dental professionals. Dave previously spent three years as a Senior Accountant at Carbahal & Company, a public accounting firm. Prior to that, he spent nine years in biotechnology at Genentech in both production and corporate finance roles. He holds an MBA from Cal State Sacramento, a B.S. in Genetics from UC Davis, and is a licensed CPA by the State of California. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, watching ice hockey, and traveling with his wife Kelli and son Niko.
Katie Walter

Katie Walter

Director

In 2015, Katie Walter joined BOHAM’s board. Katie brings years of nonprofit experience to BOHAM as well as a passion for supporting children and communities in need. Prior to BOHAM, she served at-risk communities in Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and New York City through Asante Ministries and Hope for New York respectively. She also worked as a consultant on gender-based violence issues for UNICEF, the Ministry of Gender & Development, Government of Liberia, and the Kofi Annan Institute of Conflict Transformation, University of Liberia. Katie holds a M.S. in Global Affairs from New York University, a M.S. in Marketing Management from Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commercials du Nord Business School, and a B.A. in Business & Economics and Communication Studies from Westmont College. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, dancing, and reading the New York Times.

Amy Waddington

Amy Waddington

Director

In 2015, Amy Waddington joined BOHAM as one its Board of Directors. Amy is a professional photographer and owner of Amy Waddington Photography. Amy brings extensive experience in business, visual arts, and working with children and families to BOHAM. In college, she studied child development and went on to work in the local public school system coordinating its enrichment programs. She also has spent years advocating for child education and community development in East Africa as well as making several mission trips there. She has a heart for ministry and is excited to use her gifts to represent BOHAM. In her spare time, Amy loves to relax at the lake with her husband Mark, three children, and their two yellow labs.

Jolene Bosché

Jolene Bosché

Director

In 2015, Jolene Bosché joined BOHAM as one of its Board of Directors. Jolene works as a Professional Services Manager at AssetWorks LLC, an Information Technology and Services company serving the fleet industry. Jolene brings extensive experience in software project mangement, implementation, client engagement, account management, and systems training to BOHAM. Prior to AssetWorks, Jolene worked for Active Data, Technet, and P&R Publishing. Jolene holds an M.I.M. in International Management from Whitworth University, a certificate in Marketing Management from Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commercials du Nord Business School, and a B.S. in Marketing from Messiah College. In her spare time, Jolene enjoys cooking, reading, gardening, and volunteering for Pilots N Paws while flying with her husband Giffin and their two sons.
Marci Lane

Marci Lane

Governance Consultant (Advisory Role)

Marci Lane joined BOHAM in 2015 and has held Chair and Vice Chair positions. In August 2020, Marci stepped down from the board and moved into an advisory role as BOHAM’s Governance Consultant. Marci is currently Senior Admin support for NSG Santa Clara at Intel Corporation. She spent 9 years as an Executive Coordinator and Board Liaison at OCHIN, a large health care IT nonprofit. Marci brings years of governance experience in board management, as well as marketing and legal acumen, to BOHAM. Prior to OCHIN, she worked for Roberts Partners supporting an international team researching a government report in Indonesia. She also worked in television with United Paramount Network (UPN) on contracts and network distribution. She also previously volunteered as a Photographer and Events Assistant for the Architectural Heritage Center, as a Photographer and Volunteer Logistics Coordinator for United Cerebral Palsy – Wheels for Humanity, and as a Teaching Assistant for the Jakarta International School. Marci holds a B.A. in History from California State University, Long Beach and has a Licensed Certificate in Governance Training from the Society for Corporate Governance. In her spare time, Marci loves to write, hike, and spend time with her children and grandchildren.