United States of America

Andrea Sedlock

President and Founder

Andrea went on her first mission trip to Kabale, Uganda in 2009 and found her life’s passion. She has returned to Kabale each year since, and has diligently dedicated her time to finding ways to help improve the lives of the people in Uganda, as well as in the U.S.

She served as treasurer for another Kabale-based non-profit from 2011-2013, where she coordinated trips to Uganda, served as team leader, and provided educational support and medical care to the local communities. She also served as lead coordinator for all US-based fundraisers.

In the US, Andrea has served as a small-group leader at her church, Journey’s Crossing, since 2007. She coordinates countless outreach events and leads US-based mission trips.

She holds a BS in Animal & Veterinary Sciences and a MS in Genetics and Developmental Biology from West Virginia University. She is currently employed as a Biologist at the National Institutes of Health and resides in Gaithersburg, Maryland with her husband and daughter.

Sharon Landesberg

Sharon Landesberg

Board Member

Sharon brings remarkable assets to her role at Rukundo International. She has extensive experience in building and managing successful small businesses and running their operations. A case in point is her key role in launching The Casey Health Institute, a nonprofit organization in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Sharon grew up in Olney, MD and is a mother of two, “Grammie” of one. She likes to stay active in her spare time by kayaking, hiking and camping.

Grant Milne

Board Member

From early 2003 to present, Grant has been Senior Natural Resources Management Specialist in the South Asia Agriculture, Irrigation and Natural Resources sector, World Bank Group. He has been leading regional lending and analytical work in natural resources management and policy, covering watershed management, forestry, and fisheries sectors. He also carries out substantial cross-support to other regions, particularly Africa. Grant co-chairs the Bank’s Water Resources and Watershed Management Thematic Group, under the global Water Anchor.

From 1992 to 2003, Grant lived and worked throughout Africa, first as a Chief Technical Advisor in the Zimbabwe Ministry of Environment and Tourism, and later as a private consultant in environmental economics, policy and natural resources management for a range of international clients. He also served on the boards of a private financial institution and a Regional NGO while living in Harare. Prior to this period, Grant was a Chief Economist and Research Manager with the Canadian Forestry Service, where he worked for 12 years.

He holds a BSc in Forestry and an MSc in Natural Resource Economics from University of Alberta, and a PhD in Natural Resource Economics and Policy from Edinburgh University.

Haley Johnson

Youth Outreach Coordinator

Haley is an undergraduate at the University of Maryland, College Park, studying to receive a B.A. in Criminology and Criminal Justice, a BA in Government and Politics, and a minor in Russian Studies.  She is a member of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, International. Haley founded the Poolesville Water Project at Poolesville High School. During her three-year term as President, the group raised enough funds to construct three clean water wells in Kenya, Uganda, and Burkina Faso.  The club remains active, and now donates their funds to Rukundo International (RI) to assist with clean water projects.

Haley has a passion for photography and the arts. Her photographs taken from her RI-sponsored trips to Uganda have been displayed in the Capitol, on the National Portrait Gallery’s website, and at an exhibition at the Honfleur Gallery.  She splits her time between College Park, MD and Poolesville, MD, when she’s not pursuing her passion of traveling.

As our Youth Outreach Coordinator, Haley is in charge of coordinating RI high school and college clubs.

US Steering Committee Members

Rita Kamya-Estiphanos

David & Kathy Garner

Anne Giampietro

Becky Johnson

Winnie McNichols

Karen Pennington

Mandy Pereira

Rose Quintilian

Vivian Shih

Valentino Andy Williams

Nathan Youell


Joseline Korugyendo

Board Member

Joseline is the Director of both Women for Rights and Democracy in Ugandaand Future Generation Nursery and Primary School. She is a trained paralegal, and experienced women and children’s activist, who has worked with different organizations and communities since 2008. Joseline is a graduate teacher, with a Bachelor’s degree and diploma in secondary education.  Through her many years of work fighting for women’s and children’s rights, she has attended and attained various trainings, and is active in a number of different forums.  She serves as a Board Member of the Kabale Civil Society Forum, and as a Citizen Journalist News Reporter with Voice of Kigezi and Uganda Radio Network. She is a member of the Kabale Municipality Development Forum, the District Coordination Committee, Kigezi Inter-Religious Forum, and a management-level committee member for Kabuli Police Barracks Health Center II. Her work experience and involvement with the community makes her a valued member of the RI board.


George Kwarigaba

Board Treasurer

George Kwarigaba is married with four children. He has a degree in Business Administration and a diploma in Business Studies. George’s experience spans 15 years of working with NGOs. He is the Director of Finance at Alongside Africa Uganda, an accountant at Kigezi Dairy Cooperative Society, and Chairman of the finance committee of Kasheregyenyi Primary School, as well as the Board Treasurer for Rukundo.


Hilary Namanya

Programs Manager

Hilary is a graduate of a Makerere University and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education. He also graduated from Uganda Technology and Management University with a Post-Graduate diploma in Project Planning and Management, and is currently completing a Master’s degree in Business Administration and Management.

In addition to his degrees, he holds various certificates of research. Those include certifications in Good Clinical Practice and Human Subjects, child protection, child development and management, and WASH. During his 11 years of experience, he has worked with NGO’s such as Infectious Disease Institute (IDI), Compassion International, Georgetown University Research Collaboration, and God’s Glory Schools.

Namanya Hilary is a value to his community. He is very active in child advocacy and community mobilization work, collaborating with community leaders, schools, and district teams. He is currently serving as a liaison to community members for behavioral change, protecting the vulnerable, and the delivery of social services. He is responsible for the coordination of all programs on the ground in Uganda.


Eunice Ndyamuhaki

Scholar’s Coordinator

Eunice is a graduate of Uganda Christian University (UCU), with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Social Administration. Eunice also holds a diploma in Education, and has a wide variety of experience with various childhood developmental and social issues.

At the age of 23, Eunice began her work with children and has amassed many certificates in different areas of child development. Child protection, basic theory, and celebrating children are among the most important. She is also well versed and certified in child oral health, practical first aid, and pediatric HIV/AIDS. Due to her vast experience, she is often called upon to conduct assessments of children, as well as training and seminars to educate other professionals about health and nutrition.

Eunice is an astute business woman and professional who prides herself in her ability to thrive in leadership roles, project planning and management, and financial responsibility. She is a great resource to the Rukundo International Scholars program.