Board of Trustees
Community Concerns Uganda (CCUg) is governed by a 7 member Board of Trustees.
Below are profiles of some of the Board Members
Carol Parker: Senior Advisor
Carol started as a volunteer in June 2014, when she visited Uganda with her daughters during an internship through our partnership with Nourish International. Since then, she and her family have remained actively involved in providing financial and advisory support of all CCUg programs, including personal sponsorship of children enrolled in our child sponsorship program.
As US Benefits Communication Manager with Schlumberger, Carol is responsible for all aspects of strategic planning, design, drafting, production and delivery of multimedia benefit information and materials to a wide mix of audiences, including employees at all levels of the organization, potential recruits, retirees and other former employees. She also has broad experience in communications planning, design, branding, and media, in addition to human resource management and fundraising.
Carol holds a BS degree in Psychology (English Minor) from the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA. She speaks French and some Italian.
Volunteering and fundraising for Community Concerns Uganda, international cuisine, writing, painting, sculpture, music, biking and hiking.
I strongly encourage anyone with a passion for working with a community-based organization in equatorial Africa to consider an internship or volunteer experience with CCUg. CCUg gives you the ability to directly impact the lives of individual women and children in ways you cannot imagine until you’ve been there and done it. I wouldn’t trade my hands-on volunteer experience for anything, and am proud to be personally involved in fundraising activities to support CCUg programs through the auspices of the Solebury United Methodist Church.
Patrick Nabongo: Chairperson Board of Trustees
A trained Medical Doctor with a Master degree in Public Health from Makerere University Dr. Nabongo has served in various capacities in both government and private sector. In 2012-2013 he was Deputy Chief of Party for a USAID Funded project-TB CARE-I.
From 2007-2012 he worked with the Makerere University/IDI sponsored community-based TB Vaccine preparation study as Research Field Manager. He also served as the manager for the South- East Zone districts of the Ministry of Health National TB/Leprosy program from 1995-2016. From 1993- 1995, he worked with Buluba Hospital as Medical Officer and with TASO- Jinja as a part time Medical Officer from 1999 to 2003. He also served as Chairman School Management Committee for Buluba Day and Boarding Primary School.
Dr. Nabongo brings a wealth of experience in project planning, management and implementation, research and development to CCUg as the Chairperson Board of Trustees.
Besides chairing CCUg’s Board of Trustees, Dr. Nabongo is retired and engaged in commercial Agriculture.
Nakirya Brenda Doreen: Board Secretary
Managing Director and Co-Founder of CCUg, Brenda serves as the Secretary to the Board of Trustees of CCUg. She also serves as the Vice Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of Women Right Initiative (WORI) Uganda.
She has a Masters’ Degree in Public Health (Disaster Management) and a Bachelor’s degree in Community Psychology from Makerere University.
She has been working with CCUg since its inception and has a passion to reach out to the grass root communities to effect meaningful and sustainable change.
Kigere Rose: Board Member
Rose serves as the Executive Director of Women Rights Initiative (WORI) Uganda. She has a degree in Social Work and Social Administration as well as a Degree in Human Resource Management.
Rose is a self-motivated person with passion for women and girls’ rights and spends most of her time empowering women. She values learning and using the skills she has learnt by sharing them with other people which gives her satisfaction. With more than ten years’ experience in development work, Rose serves as a member on the board of CCUg. She brings a wealth of experience on organization development and policy formulation to the board.
Jonan Nandolo: Board Member
He takes a vision and makes it reality through his passion for community development and Management. He works with Foundation for Sustainable Development (FSD) Uganda. He holds a Bachelor’s in Social Sciences and a major in Public Administration from Nkumba University Uganda. Jonan has more than 15 years of experience and has developed a robust understanding of issues and community needs across working with both International and National non-government organizations where he has facilitated community assessments, Research and many other related fields.
Jonan is an inspiration leader who tells stories to inspire action while at the same time is grounded in sustainable approaches that levers the development. His credible voice in decision making, finding strategic development partners, and establishing new strategies, earned him a seat at the board table wherever he serves. He also loves entrepreneurship, meeting people from different walks of life, and traveling.
Kayanga Milly: Board Member
She works with Mayuge district local government as a Senior Probation and Social Welfare officer. She has a lot of experience especially with issues concerning abuse of the vulnerable categories and advocating for their rights.
She has worked with a number of Civil Society Organizations in the fight against violence among women, children and other vulnerable categories and this included Center for Domestic Violence, Uganda Women’s Network and Habitat for Humanity.
She has Bachelor’s degree in Community Psychology from Makerere University, a Post Graduate Diploma in gender equality in Post Conflict areas from the University of Iceland, an Administrative law officer’s course from Law development Center Kampala and a certificate in child protection from Makerere University.
Currently, Milly is undertaking a Master’s Degree in Women and Gender Studies from Makerere University.
Milly brings more than 7 years of Child and Women Rights Protection and Advocacy to CCUg’s board.