Tekera Management Team
Prior to being hired in 2013, Dan was a long time friend and Board Member of Tekera - and was instrumental in researching and locating the site for the Centre. In 2013 he was hired as Program Coordinator, taking over the daily operations of the Centre from its founders. He brings to this position a Masters in Development Studies from Uganda Martyrs University Nkoze. Having been involved with TRC from its inception and having served on its Board, he brings with him a deep understanding of the mission and goals implicit with the organization. Dan has an extensive background in community libraries and is keen to integrate community needs even more closely with the resources offered at Tekera.
Michael Ssegawa brings his expertise in finance as the dedicated accountant at TRC. Since joining us in 2019, he has been making valuable contributions to the community through his role. He plays a pivotal role in providing crucial financial reports that guide our operations. Beyond his accounting responsibilities, he also serves as a valuable technical advisor, offering insights on investment opportunities, budget allocations, and cost-cutting measures that ensure our resources are utilized effectively. Michael finds inspiration in taking on challenging roles and continuously learning. He sees Tekera as an opportunity for personal growth while making a positive impact on the community. He is committed to his role as an accounting officer and hopes to witness the positive impact of Tekera's efforts on the economic well-being of the community.
Headmistress at Tekera Primary School
As the Head Teacher, Irene holds the responsibility of overseeing all teachers and supervising all activities within the school. Her leadership and guidance play a vital role in ensuring the smooth functioning of TRC. Irene's dedication to education, her leadership as the Head Teacher, and her passion for empowering the community through Tekera make her an invaluable asset to the organization. Her commitment to the students' success and her belief in the transformative power of education drive her efforts to create a brighter future for both Tekera and the surrounding community
Clinic Head Nurse
Eddie is a dedicated health worker and nurse at TRC. As a nurse at Tekera, Eddie's current responsibilities and duties include administering immunizations and providing maternity care. Since joining the Tekera organization in October 2021, Eddie has been able to pursue his dream of treating people and making a positive impact on their lives. In terms of his aspirations for the Tekera Resource Center and the community, Eddie envisions growth and development. He hopes to see Tekera evolve into a prominent healthcare facility, comparable to the hospitals in Masaka.
Head of Women's Craft Club
Mama Ida, as everyone fondly calls her, comes from Lwega - Tekera Village and is a grandmother to 8 wonderful grandchildren! She has been working with the Women’s Craft Club as their treasurer and secretary for over 10 years. She is also on the PTA and is active in various aspects of her grandchildren's education and upbringing. She loves her job in the Craft group and is delighted to be part of a process helping other women achieve self-sufficiency and financial support through creating and selling their handmade crafts.
Tekera Foundation Executives
I have had the pleasure of being involved with The Tekera Foundation since day 1, in 2009! It was around that time when I was hired to be the first ever Field Director. I lived and worked in Uganda at the Tekera Resources Centre for almost 5 years. It was a life changing experience working with our incredible Ugandan Team on the ground . . .
Andrew first visited the Tekera Project in Uganda in 2012 and became passionate about the project and its sustainability objectives. Formerly a Senior Director at Electronic Arts, and currently a co-founder of three companies, he spends the majority of his time helping entrepreneurs achieve their business goals. This skillset translates well in helping to support Tekera to build, review, and ameliorate our sustainability business goals.
Chair, Board of Directors
Sonya Sangster was the Tekera Foundations CEO. Sonya brings to the Foundation almost 14 years of development experience, previously working closely with Ugandan communities in healthcare, education, gender equity, poverty reduction, economic development, socio-cultural empowerment, agriculture and climate change adaptation. Sonya's earlier position as a Commercial airline pilot for a Canadian company that contracted for the United Nations took them to many African countries. They held positions as Captain, Training Captain, and Line Check/Indoctrination Captain. Sonya was based overseas for a number of years flying humanitarian support for various UN missions.
Jodi brings to TF a joint degree in History of Developing Countries and International Relations in Political Science. After university, Jodi worked as Western Canada’s Information Officer for the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada.This position entailed not only research and national dissemination on source countries of refugees but also claim specific information based on the United Nations Refugee Convention.
Sherrie Jamieson has been on The Tekera Foundation Board since November 2018. Her current position is as The Tekera Foundation Gala Coordinator. A majority of her career has been at a non-profit agency with a focus on management of programs and services for children and youth with support needs. Her passion is in building relationships that provide more coordinated and effective services.
Employed for 35 years in the Energy Industry as a Regulatory, Land and Stakeholder Relations specialist. Has a diploma in Public Administration from the University of Victoria. Michelle recently retired and lives in Calgary with her husband and enjoys spending time with her two grandchildren, travelling, and fly fishing
Bridget has 15 years of experience in International Development and human rights work. Her undergraduate degree is in Health Sciences, focusing on global health. She has lived and/or traveled to over 30 countries, including a civilian deployment to Kandahar where she was awarded a service medal from the Canadian Government for her contributions toward the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) mission in Afghanistan. Bridget is currently studying law, with an interest in the intersections of international human rights law and the law of armed conflict. She is currently the Street Law Coordinator at Law Advocates, connecting local low-income community members with lawyers at the public library.