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.

Janet Stotsky

Treasurer

Janet Stotsky is a retired International Monetary Fund economist, where she served in managerial positions in the African, Western Hemisphere, Fiscal Affairs, and Secretary’s Departments, and in the Office of Budget and Planning. She led missions to developing countries to negotiate IMF lending programs, conduct surveillance on macroeconomic developments, and provide technical assistance on fiscal and related issues. She also worked for the US Treasury and has taught at leading US universities on macroeconomic and microeconomic topics.

She has a PhD in economics from Stanford University and a BA from Princeton University. She has worked extensively on issues of economic and fiscal policy, budgeting, and financial management, and has recently led an IMF study examining national level fiscal efforts to achieve gender equality.

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

Vivan Shih

Valentino Andy Williams

Nathan Youell

Uganda

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.

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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.