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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!
Co-Founder & Executive Director, United States
Director of Child and Community Development, Uganda
Director of Finance and Operations, Uganda
Program Coordinator, 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.
Choir Director, Uganda
Sponsorship Coordinator, Uganda
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.
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.
Marketing and Database Specialist, Uganda
In 2017, Dorothy Kazimoto joined BOHAM as its Marketing and Database Specialist. Dorothy brings years of experience in marketing, photography, and working with children to BOHAM. Her passion and love for children grew when she started teaching Sunday School at Full Gospel Church, Makerere at age 16. Dorothy also volunteered with Watoto Church and Child Care Ministries, and worked with Asante Ministries. She holds a degree in Industrial and Fine Art from Makerere University. In her spare time, she enjoys dancing, listening to music and spending time with her family.
In 2016, Aimee Parmley joined BOHAM as one its Board of Directors. Aimee is an attorney with Hawkins Law, PLLC, specializing in business transactions, real estate, estate planning and commercial litigation. Aimee previously spent three years as commercial litigation and transactional associate at DLA Piper LLP (US). At DLA Piper, Aimee defended companies in business tort, product liability, environmental, unfair competition class actions, trademark infringement and privacy matters. Her business transactional experience includes advising and assisting companies with business formation, mergers and acquisitions, and cross-border transactions. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.