Tusubira Board of Directors

& Field Coordinator

Tusubira is a volunteer powered organization and each board member makes a financial contribution to the mission. 

  Carol Bogezi,   President   Carol hails from Uganda, where she first became involved with Tusubira in 2010 as our Field and Advisory Board Coordinator. She now resides in Seattle as a wildlife science researcher at the University of Washington. Recently, Carol received the Bullitt Environmental Leadership Award and was named among the Top 40 Influential Women of Uganda. 

Carol Bogezi, President

Carol hails from Uganda, where she first became involved with Tusubira in 2010 as our Field and Advisory Board Coordinator. She now resides in Seattle as a wildlife science researcher at the University of Washington. Recently, Carol received the Bullitt Environmental Leadership Award and was named among the Top 40 Influential Women of Uganda. 

  Suzanne Philen, Secretary   Suzanne is a nonprofit business manager working in the government sector with experience spearheading business initiatives in volunteer organizations.  She first became involved with Tusubira in 2007 and in 2010, launched our scholarship program and our Ugandan Advisory Board.

Suzanne Philen, Secretary

Suzanne is a nonprofit business manager working in the government sector with experience spearheading business initiatives in volunteer organizations.  She first became involved with Tusubira in 2007 and in 2010, launched our scholarship program and our Ugandan Advisory Board.

  Joel Masselink, Treasurer   Joel is a Massachusetts native now living in Seattle. He joined Tusubira as our Treasurer, helping to spearhead fundraising. Joel is a GIS professional, and has worked in Uganda and DRC. Visiting our partners twice, Joel has helped to spearhead the opening of YANA Community High School with our partner organization, CEP. 

Joel Masselink, Treasurer

Joel is a Massachusetts native now living in Seattle. He joined Tusubira as our Treasurer, helping to spearhead fundraising. Joel is a GIS professional, and has worked in Uganda and DRC. Visiting our partners twice, Joel has helped to spearhead the opening of YANA Community High School with our partner organization, CEP. 

  Max Sugarman, Communication Director   Max is a teacher in the Bronx, New York and previously served in a year long internship for a scholarship program in western Uganda. He joined Tusubira in 2016 as our marketing and social media coordinator.

Max Sugarman, Communication Director

Max is a teacher in the Bronx, New York and previously served in a year long internship for a scholarship program in western Uganda. He joined Tusubira in 2016 as our marketing and social media coordinator.

  Louisa Johnson, Program Evaluation & Monitoring   Louisa recently earned her M.A. in Applied Quantitative Research at New York University and has participated in various research and evaluation projects ranging from micro-enterprises in the Bronx, New York to cyber security in Southeast Asia. Louisa joined Tusubira in 2016 and is leading its impact evaluation efforts. 

Louisa Johnson, Program Evaluation & Monitoring

Louisa recently earned her M.A. in Applied Quantitative Research at New York University and has participated in various research and evaluation projects ranging from micro-enterprises in the Bronx, New York to cyber security in Southeast Asia. Louisa joined Tusubira in 2016 and is leading its impact evaluation efforts. 

  Richard Burningham Oyel, Fi  eld & Advisory Board Coordinator   Richard is a former Tusubira scholarship recipient, with a degree in biotechnology from Makerere University. He works for the World Food Programme collecting data and educating rural residents on sanitation and health issues. In between field assignments, Richard coordinates Tusubira's program logistics and advisory board meetings in Uganda. 

Richard Burningham Oyel, Field & Advisory Board Coordinator

Richard is a former Tusubira scholarship recipient, with a degree in biotechnology from Makerere University. He works for the World Food Programme collecting data and educating rural residents on sanitation and health issues. In between field assignments, Richard coordinates Tusubira's program logistics and advisory board meetings in Uganda.