Our People

The Tumaini team is part of a generation that believes in the deep commitment to change eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health on the continent in which everyone has access to mental health services. Led by our Founder and Executive Director Liz Kakooza, our mission and work is rooted in this generation’s ownership of this challenge and our willingness to go above and beyond our call of duty.

The Tumaini Foundation is privileged to have an amazing, energetic and tech-savvy team of volunteers that work to #ChangeTheConversation  

LIZ KAKOOZA

FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR


Liz is a passionate Communications professional with a little over 6 years working for different public & private sector organizations that range from energy to financial services. She recently left the corporate world to venture into nonprofit and started The Tumaini Foundation to tackle Mental Health challenges on the continent after experiencing a personal ordeal battling depression.
Liz is passionate about creating sustainable change on the African continent and believes in empowering people on the continent to create their own transformative change by creating African solutions to African problems. She now believes more than ever that it is her calling to address the Mental Health crisis on the continent as changing perceptions about this issue will be a stepping stone to improvement of health care services on the continent.
Liz is a serial entrepreneur. She loves to write and uses this blog 3rdculturechic.com to discuss mental health challenges. She believes it is through sharing stories such as her own that we will be able to #ChangeTheConversation around #MentalHealth. Her blog also explores and celebrates African fashion, lifestyle and urban culture and people that seek to change the African narrative. She is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper and currently serves as Curator Kampala Hub. Liz is also YALI Fellow 2017 and a LéO Africa Institute YELP Fellow.
Liz recently left the corporate world to venture into nonprofit and started The Tumaini Foundation to tackle Mental Health challenges on the continent after experiencing a personal ordeal battling depression.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

DR. CHRISTINE ONDOA

BOARD CHAIR

DIRECTOR UGANDA AIDS COMMISSION & FORMER CABINET MINISTER FOR HEALTH


HON. JUSTICE. DR. IRENE MULYAGONJA KAKOOZA

CO-FOUNDER & BOARD MEMBER

JUDGE &INSPECTOR GENERAL OF GOVERNMENT


BERNARD MUKASA

BOARD SECRETARY

SENIOR ASSOCIATE ENS AFRICA


ROBERT KABUSHENGA

BOARD MEMBER

CEO VISION GROUP



GERALDINE SSALI BUSUULWA

BOARD MEMBER

DEPUTY MANAGING DIRECTOR NATIONAL SOCIAL SECURITY FUND (NSSF)


SIMON KAHERU

BOARD MEMBER

BOARD CHAIRMAN UGANDA BROADCASTING CORPORATION (UBC)


ALAN KASUJJA

BOARD MEMBER

BROADCASTER BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION (BBC)


ARNOLD LLYOD BYARUGABA

BOARD MEMBER

PRINCIPAL IUNGO CAPITAL



ROBERT V. NSIBIRWA

BOARD MEMBER

MANAGING DIRECTOR FLUID


DR. VICKI OWENS

BOARD MEMBER

CONSULTANT PSYCHOLOGIST


JULIET MUREITHI

BOARD MEMBER

MANAGING DIRECTOR AFRICA RETREAT CENTRE (ARC)


ISHARAZA MWEBAZE

BOARD MEMBER

PROGRAM DIRECTOR AFRICA RETREAT CENTRE (ARC)



CHRISTINE ESTHER MULYAGONJA

BOARD MEMBER

CORPORATION SECRETARY UGANDA ELECTRICITY DISTRIBUTION COMPANY LIMITED (UEDCL)


KIM SEBULIBA

BOARD MEMBER

MANAGING DIRECTOR KASANA


ADVISORY BOARD

JOSEPH AJAL

CHAIR ADVISORY BOARD

LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT MANAGER NATIONAL SOCIAL SECURITY FUND (NSSF)


BRIAN BARAHUKWA

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER

MANAGING DIRECTOR SILVER FLEET


BRIAN NTAMBIRWEKI

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER

ENTREPRENEUR


SAMIRA SAWLANI

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER

MEDIA CONSULTANT


MICHAEL NIYITEGEKA

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER

COUNTRY MANAGER ICDL AFRICA



PHILIP KALIBWANI

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER

MANAGING DIRECTOR PEARL GUIDE


PETER MUZOORA

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER

PROJECT MANAGER SMART BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE


JAPHETH KAWANGUZI

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER

FOUNDER INNOVATION VILLAGE


SHONA SAMANTHA WAHOME

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER

COUNSELLING PSYCHOLOGIST


DERRICK MUHUMUZA

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER

FINANCE CONSULTANT & ENTREPRENEUR