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UNAA Electoral Commission, DENVER 2011 ~ Committee Member Biography

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Posted August 7, 2011 by Ugandan Diaspora News Team in Featured ~ 11,566 views

     

Dear Community members, here is a list of biographies for the Committee Members of the UNAA Electoral Commission. We look forward to seeing you all in Denver for the 23rd Convention. Remember to register to Vote for new leadership. ~ Register at www.unaa.org | Check out the Convention Venue Photos and some videos of the Denver area here: http://www.unaatimes.com/ugandan-diaspora/unaa-convention-2011/

Committee Member Biography

Ms. Peace Seninde

As a Ugandan in North America, Peace Seninde has been a strong voice, advocate and active member of the UNAA since 1994. Peace is the immediate past Vice President of UNAA-Atlanta Chapter.

Prior to this post, she was the UNAA Ambassador for several years, promoting the importance and significance of UNAA as an organization, as well encouraging Ugandans to attend the conventions and to vote as a way of evident solidarity.

UNAA Accomplishments:

  • Continue to support UNAA’s initiatives – Present
  • Continue to support various fundraisers to benefit Ugandans at home and in the Diaspora.
  • Led the Town hall Forum to commemorate Bududa and Kasubi Tragedies – Atlanta 2010
  • Electoral Commissioner – 2009 – Chicago
  • Past Committee Member of the East African Business Council – Atlanta, GA
  • Elected Ambassador for the Buganda Kingdom – South East USA
  • Co-Founder ASIKE Website: http://www.asike.com
  • Organizing Committee Member – UNAA Convention – Atlanta, GA – 1998
  • Launched the first UNAA Youth Forum – Atlanta –1998

Profession:

  • Senior Human Resources Consultant partnering with several Fortune 500 companies like GE, Honeywell, Wolters Kluwer and SourceRight Solutions to improve staffing processes, Augmentation, Six Sigma, Methodologies, full life cycle recruiting and human resources management.

Education:

  • BA – Wayne State University, Detroit, MI.
  • MBA – Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI.
  • Certified Human Resources Professional Designation by the HRCI-USA.
  • Certified Lean Six Sigma. Other credentials in portfolio.

Family:
Married to Mr. Johnson Seninde with 3 supportive Children- Tendo, Daniel and Faith. Just relocated to New England.

 

Mr. Michael Kimbugwe

On hero’s Day (June 9), Michael Kimbugwe arrived into this world and immediately began making his mark. In 1989 he migrated to America shortly after primary 7 to quickly climb the ranks of his education ladder. A graduate of University of Maryland College Park Smith School of Business, Michael Kimbugwe, is Consultant/Financial Analyst in the Washington DC area, specializes in single family mortgage bonds & multi-family portfolios. Mr. Kimbugwe, works with some of the country’s top banks to package single-family portfolios to build large investment portfolios in an effort to raise capital.

A community leader, Mr. Kimbugwe has been involved with the DC Ugandan community since 1992. He has served as community mobilizer, UNAA DC 1997 Youth committee member, UNAA National Youth Board Member (2001-2005), Gganga Mujje-DC Vice chair (2005-Present), UNAA 2009 Chicago Entertainment Committee Chair, 2010 UNAA Constitution Review committee, UNAA DC 2010 Vice- chair/Budget director and Nkobba Za Mbogo member.

As much involved with the community as Mr. Kimbugwe is, there is always time to enjoy a good book, play a game of soccer, and catch up on current legal issues affecting Uganda/USA. Lastly the thrill and passion for fairness and justice runs deep into his veins. A son to Mr. Fred Kalema-Musoke one of the founders of UNAA.

 

 

Mr. Stephen Katende

My names are Stephen Kato Katende from the State of Washington and the current Chairman of Pacific Northwest Uganda American Association (PNUAA), an organization that brings together all Ugandans in the Pacific Northwest, with a mission of providing a healthy environment to instill success in academics, integration in American life while retaining the rich Ugandan heritage.

I work for the United States Army’s Central Command at Fort Lewis WA, at the rank of Staff Sergeant with two combat tours to Iraq. Like I mentioned earlier, I have no prior experience with UNAA and am honored to work with you on the 2011 UNAA Electoral Commission. My goal is to have transparency in the upcoming UNAA elections, so as to add value and trust in UNAA electoral process.

 

Mrs. Fiora Abe (Photo Coming Soon)

My name is Fiora Abe, I am married with two daughters 16 and 14. I attended Fresno Pacific University and graduated with a BA Business Administration. Worked for Bank of America for 12 years in several capacities, training, customer service and left as AVP Branch Manager.

I left when my children were born to stay home with them for that I am very grateful. I have also run a family business for the last 19 years and continue to do so.

Volunteering is a part of my everyday life; I am involved with my children’s school, in their golf with the First Tee Organization along with UNAA.

I am glad to serve on the Election Committee and I think it will be a fun adventure. This is my second time on the EC committee. I would prefer to be a member because of my time commitments; I therefore will not seek any day off.

 

 

Mr. Jude Ssempungu

Born and raised in Mukono, Uganda. Son of Mrs. Deziranta Nalubowa Mukasa and the late John Vianey Mukasa. Seventh child in the sibling group of nine children in the family. Inherited from his parents the fundamental values of trust, integrity and service.

Academic Achievements:
In 2005, Earned a Masters Degree in Social Worker (MSW) from Loyola University, Chicago, IL, USA
In 2002, Earned a Masters Degree in Divinity (with Suma cum laude) from the University of St. Mary of the Lake Mundelein, Illinois. USA
In 1999, Earned his first degree in Philosophy (with Suma cum laude) from Pontifical Urbaniana University, Rome, Italy.
In 1996 Graduated from high school at Kisubi Seminary, Wakiso, Uganda.

Employment history:
Current employee of the Illinois Department for Children and Family Services (DCFS) and has worked with the Department for ten solid years. Received Employee Services award in 2009 at his job.

Leadership/ Community Services:

  • Current Treasurer General of the Ugandan Community in Greater Chicago (UCIGC) since 2008.
  • Managing Editor of the UCIGC Newsletter.
  • Webmaster of the www.ucigc.org
  • Events Coordinator for Uganda Community in Greater Chicago.
  • Coordinated of the Catholic Service for UNAA Convention 2009.
  • Coordinated with UNAA Treasurer in registering local members for the UNAA Convention 2009 in Chicago.
  • Current UNAAEC2011 Commissioner/ Treasurer

Family life:
Married to his wonderful wife Betty with two sons, Alex 4, Aiden 1.

 

Mr. Monday Atigo

Monday Atigo is the current President and a two term Treasurer of the Ugandan American Association of Greater Dallas/Fort Worth, the co-captain of the Dallas Cranes FC Soccer Team and the Guest Services Manager at the newly opened Omni Fort Worth Hotel Downtown. I have also served as the Assistant Front Office Manager, and Guest Services Manager at the Omni Austin Downtown Hotel, Austin TX.

Monday was born in Kampala, Uganda and he graduated from Kibuli Secondary school with his high school diploma. He went on to attend Makerere University Kampala (MUK) in 2000. After MUK, he moved to the United States on an Athletic Soccer Scholarship at Alabama A&M University in 2002.

Monday holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Phoenix and he also attended the University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio Texas on a Soccer Scholarship where he earned a Bachelors of Business Administration (BBA). While in college, Monday served in various capacities such as the President of the International Students Association at University of the Incarnate Word, and Treasurer of the Business Club of University of the Incarnate Word.

While in Uganda, he played in the Coca Cola National Post Primary tournaments representing Jinja College and Kibuli Secondary School respectively. Monday later joined the National Football league playing for Army Side Simba FC before leaving for the United States. In the United States, he has amassed NCAA soccer accolades ranging from three Heartland Conference championships, Two Mid West regional championships, and an appearance at the National elite eight soccer tournaments with the University of the Incarnate Word Men’s Soccer Team.

 

Ms. Caroline Olok

I Caroline Olok was born on October 9th in Gulu, and as Uganda celebrates their birthday, so do I. I grew up in Kampala for 12 years, and attended Nakasero Primary School until P7 and then had to leave UG. I have lived in the US for over 30 years. During the many years that I have spent in the US, I have lived in the South, East and West coast. I presently live in Atlanta and work in the social services field.

I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development/Psychology.

I do have two children, eighteen yrs old and an eleven. Most of my time is spent with my family and their activities such as, school, sports, girl scouts, boy scouts, church and other community activities. My work in the Ugandan Community in Atlanta involves two years as a board member for the UNAA Atlanta Chapter as their Secretary. Most of my volunteer work also extends to several other organizations within the Atlanta Community and Internationally.

In any type of work or involvement as a volunteer, I seek to promote fairness and some type of educational experience to all. I look forward to bringing my desire to serve in a positive and a professional manner within the EC UNAA 2011.

 

 

Mr. Nambago Kalema

I serve as President of the Ugandan Association of Minnesota, (UGAMN), and prior to that, served as Vice-President. In my Minnesota community, I have enjoyed the privilege of working with many bringing significant contributions to our local Ugandan community: hosting events and discussions aimed at preserving and strengthening the cultural-richness of our diverse Ugandan heritage and traditions; and introducing the unique-richness of our diverse Ugandan culture, within the broader Minnesota community.

I was born in Jinja. Uganda. My parents were Magdalena Najemba, my mother, and Alibawani Kalema, my father. I was educated at: Main Street primary school in Jinja; Jinja College; Namasagali College, serving as head-prefect for two years; and briefly attended Makerere University, prior to moving to United States and continuing at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, focusing on Regional Analysis with an emphasis in Economic Development.

I have been married for 32 years to Rita, who remains a grounding force in my life. Together, we have raised three beautiful young women of integrity and of whom we are very proud. Naigwe, a law student in New York, interested in international law in conflict resolution, Afuga, a college-student in Washington, DC, who serves by volunteering her time to educate and change the lives 3rd and 4th grade children in one of DC’s most underperforming schools, and Maaso, a college student in biomedical-engineering at the University of MN, who’s interested in inventing new medical technologies to save and improve the lives of many people.

Early on, we taught are daughters that changing the world begins within and that every day, they must always work hard to improve both.

I have attended many UNAA events, coming to know many of its members, old and new alike. Through my exchanges, discussions and work with so many, UNAA has brought so many enriching: experiences, individuals and lessons into my life. UNAA greatest asset is in its members, whose: ideas, integrity and commitment to improvement in all areas, keeping our organization strong and recognizable to so many throughout the Diaspora. I am privileged to have the opportunity to give back in part, to an organization that has given so much to my family and myself, by serving on this Electoral Commission.

Serving on the Electoral Commission, I’m fully committed to three primary goals: (1) bringing a high level of integrity to this process; (2) protecting fairness; (3) and assuring our fellow UNAA members of this commission’s accountability to these goals, by increasing the transparency of that process.

 

Dr. Kisembo Moses Michael

I was born in Fort Portal Kabarole District, by Mr. and Mrs. Evasta Kabagaya and Francis Mwirumubi. I live in Everett, Massachusetts. I was educated at Chwa II Memorial and Namilyango Colleges for O’ Level and A’ Level respectively.

I hold a DBA (Finance and Accounting), an MBA (Finance), and an MTS (Theology) to mention but a few. Currently, I teach Finance, Accounting, Taxation and Operations Management at Hellenic College/Holy Cross School of Theology and President and CEO of Multi Professional Consultants LLC with offices in Everett and Waltham MA.

I have previously taught Finance and Accounting at Suffolk University, all in Boston.

My relevant experience to the task before us include:

  • Chairing and conducting the 2010 the Banyakigezi International (ICOB) elections.
  • Supervisor of Civic Education and Election monitoring with the Uganda Joint Christian Council (UJCC) during the CA elections 1993/1994.
  • Chief InternalAuditor and member of the Technical Team of the Civic Education and Election Monitoring Unit (CEJOCU), the then consortium of 10 civic societies charged with all aspects of civic education and election monitoring on behalf of then Uganda Electoral Commission, to the run-up to presidential and parliamentary elections of 1995 and 1996.
  • Civic education and Election Monitoring western region coordinator under of UJCC during 200/2001 National Elections.

Other semi-relevant experience constitute:
Minister of Finance and Planning and member of the Rukurato (Parliament) of Tooro kingdom from 1998 to 2001 and the President and Chairman of Banyakitara Association Inc. (BAI) in USA,
UJCC Treasurer and member of UJCC Executive Committee from 1990 to 2001.

The tangent publications include: Guide Lines for Civic Education and Election Monitoring and Managing Civic Education and Election Monitoring Funds manuals, published by Uganda Joint Christian Council, used in CA and subsequent national elections in Uganda.

 

Mr. Edward Kabateraine

Edward Studied at Ntare in Mbarara, Uganda for High School education.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Walden University (Class of 2005).

He joined Southern California Auto Club right after graduating where I have served in different positions to my current as a Sales Representative. Edward was an active organizing member of the UNAA Los Angeles convention. He served as an election observer UNAA election in San Francisco. He has been an active leader in the Local Community in Southern California over the years in different capacities.

Edward is married to his wife of 14 years and they have three children. He is a Devoted Christian.

“In my simple ways I have little tolerance for bureaucracy and archaic ways of business.” Says Edward.

 

Other Members include: Mr. Michael Kiyemba and Pastor Sam Mutyaba (Bios will follow Shortly)


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Ugandan Diaspora News Team

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