BOARD MEMBERS

Dr. Jacqueline Ogega

Dr. Jacqueline Ogega

Co-founder and President

​Dr. Jackie Ogega is the co-founder and president of Mpanzi. She has over 16 years’ experience designing, implementing and managing large, complex international development programs involving multiple partners, and in developing countries. Jackie is a senior associate for gender at Creative Associates international. She has worked for various international development, humanitarian agencies including World Learning, Project Concern international, Catholic Relief Services, Religions for Peace, and Caritas. A survivor of violence, Jackie uses her personal narrative as a lens for her work.
Ms. Diane Elliot

Ms. Diane Elliot

Originally from Indianapolis, Indiana, Diane has lived in Roanoke, Virginia since 1974, with husband Bill, where they raised three children.
Since 2009, she has owned and managed Local Roots, a restaurant serving local, organic, sustainably- produced food. 
Having attended an all girls high school and college, Diane is well aware of the need for education and support of women and girls if we are to have a better world for all. 
During a summer 2017 visit to Kenya, Diane became deeply impressed with the work of Mpanzi and the women members who devote themselves to both their community and their individual growth. 
She is proud to be on the board of this important endeavor.
Ms. Christine Mangale

Ms. Christine Mangale

Ms. Christine Mangale serves as the Program Coordinator at the Lutheran Office for World Community in New York, an advocacy office at the United Nations. 

Dr. Kerrie Uresovich

Dr. Kerrie Uresovich

​Over the last 20 years, Dr. Kerrie Urosevich’s work has been rooted in local and global community mobilization and peace building.

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