Grace’s Promise Board of Officers and Directors

Michael Navin

President

Grace Anne Herrick

Founder, Vice President of Operations

Mandy Tolson

Vice President of Programming

Catherine Marie Herrick

Vice President of Sustainability

Majid Sadigh, MD

Secretary

Michele Breen

Treasurer

Mitra Sadigh

Director of Marketing & Communications

G. Robert Wisner

Director

Estherloy Katali

Director & Access LIAISON Coordinator

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Meet our Partner's from ACCESS

ACCESS Uganda is a community-based organization in Nakaseke district, Uganda, which is dedicated to working with vulnerable groups in resource-limited settings through medical care, education and economic empowerment. ACCESS cares for and supports people living with HIV-AIDS (PLWAs) together with orphans and other vulnerable children (OVC).

The ACCESS Preschool program, supported by Graces Promise Inc., is part of the education initiative aimed at empowering the community from the grassroots. We believe that learning starts before birth and therefore, every opportunity should be created for children from rural areas to learn and play.

 
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Dr. Robert Kalyesubula

He graduated from Makerere University College of Health Sciences with a degree in medicine. He completed his master of Medicine from the same University and later undertook a nephrology fellowship and special training in investigational medicine both from Yale University (USA). He also underwent and has training in program management from Manchester University (UK) and McMaster University (Canada).

Dr. Kalyesubula currently works as a consultant nephrologist in Mulago Hospital and a Lecturer in the departments of Medicine and Physiology, Makerere University College of Health Sciences. He is the deputy director of the postgraduate program in dept. of Medicine (MUCHs) and serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor for McMaster University, Canada. He has over 36 peer-reviewed publications in the areas of non-communicable disease as well as education and community-based care models.

He has worked with WHO and NIH on issues of hypertension, HIV and the kidney in Sub-Saharan Africa and is a member of the European Society of Hypertension Working Group on Hypertension and Cardiovascular Risk in Low Resource Settings. He is a principal investigator with the Medical Research Council on a GSK funded grant to characterize kidney disease in Africa. He is also the local PI for the NCD studies at ACCESS and has been involved in family planning research with a major interest in understanding how community health workers can contribute to improved health in rural areas.

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Estherloy Katali

She is a business and Information Technology Manager, a finance and administrative advisor at African Community Center for Social Sustainability and a lecturer with Makerere University Business School. Ms. Katali Estherloy has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Computing (Makerere University) and a Masters of Science in Information Technology from (ICT University in USA), a Postgraduate Diploma in ICT Policy and Regulations from Makerere University Business School, a Postgraduate Diploma in Business education from Makerere University Business School, and a diploma in system Networks (CCNA) from Makerere University College of Science and Information management.