EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR BRICK BY BRICK UGANDA
Daniel Murokora, or Dr. Dan as he is known throughout Uganda is a leading obstetrician-gynecologist in Uganda. A former President of the Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Uganda, Dan is a global leader in women's health and a tireless advocate for sustainable development. Dan also directs our Babies and Mothers Alive (BAMA) Program, where he brings his 20+ years of expertise in obstetrics and public health programs. As the Executive Director of Brick by Brick Uganda, Dan has led our slow but steady growth from a small, founder driven project, to an innovative and impactful organization working to improve the quality of education, health and economic opportunity for the communities we serve.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR BRICK BY BRICK PARTNERS
Marc Sklar is an obstetrician-gynecologist working in global women’s health. In 2003, while working with Dr. Daniel Murokora, he began a small project to improve the quality of Universal Primary Education schools in the Rakai District of Uganda. Through the years Marc has worked with our Board of Directors and other partners expanding our work to include the provision of safe water and sanitation systems, maternal and newborn health, reproductive health education, and establishing Brick by Brick Construction Company, a locally managed social enterprise that utilizes environmentally sustainable technology while providing a sustainable source of income for our communities.
PROGRAM DIRECTOR BRICK BY BRICK UGANDA
Eleanor Nakintu is an Obstetrician-Gynecologist and experienced clinical trainer and mentor. She graduated from the Mbarara University of Science and Technology School of Medicine. She received her Masters Degree in Obstetrics and Gynecology from the Mother Kevin Postgraduate Medical School of Uganda Martyrs University. Dr. Eleanor works alongside her colleagues in local hospitals training and modeling evidence-based clinical practices. She is the only obstetrician in our district of a half million people.
FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION MANAGER BRICK BY BRICK UGANDA
Prossy Nakayiba has worked with Brick by Brick Uganda since 2013. She was born and raised in the Rakai District in central Uganda. Prossy has broad experience working for many organizations in accounting and administration over the past eighteen years. Prossy has been a crucial member of our team, establishing the accounting systems for Brick by Brick. With the support of Brick by Brick Uganda, Prossy is now studying for a Masters Degree in Business Administration, which she hopes will help our organization grow and develop.
BRICK BY BRICK CONSTRUCTION COMPANY MANAGER
David Mutesaasira is from the Bukomansimbi district. He graduated with a National Diploma in Building and Civil Engineering in 2014. David joined Brick by Brick Construction in September of 2014. He is pleased to have the opportunity to serve his community while working to build our company into a national leader in environmentally sustainable construction. David is currently pursuing his Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering.
SCHOOL PROGRAM COORDINATOR BRICK BY BRICK UGANDA
Max Ssenyonga has many years of experience working in the education and development sectors within Rakai and Masaka Districts. After spending twenty years as a teacher and head teacher in local primary schools, he decided he wanted to change directions and moved into community development work. Beginning in 1991, he spent 15 years as a community worker for Concern Worldwide in Rakai District, planning, implementing, and monitoring various projects and programs. In 2010, after meeting Dr. Marc Sklar, Max helped to start Brick by Brick Construction with Jonathan Blanchard, a Peace Corps volunteer. Currently, Max serves as our School Program Coordinator, mobilizing local communities to improve education for their children.
MY PADS PROGRAM COORDINATOR UGANDA
Babirye Mary Estellah is a dedicated public health professional with a Bachelor's Degree in Public Health from International Health Sciences University. She began working with Brick by Brick in 2017, as a Community Health Educator working with adolescent girls and young women to improve sexual and reproductive health knowledge to keep them HIV free and encouraging them to stay in school. After one year, her excellent work and leadership was rewarded and she was named Program Coordinator.
Brick by Brick Partners Board of Directors
Adam Rabinovitch is currently Executive Director of COPE Foundation - a non-profit grief and healing organization dedicated to helping parents and families living with the loss of a child.
Previously he was Executive Director of Giving Open Access to Learning, Inc (GOAL) - a nonprofit educational program that provides children from under-served communities when the resources to help them get the most of their education. Prior to GOAL, he was Deputy Director of Neighbors Link Network, a Tri-State area non-profit committed to strengthening the healthy integration of immigrants in local communities.
Alison Paige is Director of Corporate Strategy at Nike in Portland Oregon. Prior to Nike, she worked at American Express in several different positions for 12 years. She holds an MBA in Marketing and International Business from the Stern School of Business at NYU.
Benjamin Zukerman, is currently the Director & Lead Financial Officer for American Express’ US Merchant Services Group. He recruits and volunteers as a mentor with iMentor, a non-profit that empowers first-generation students from low-income communities to graduate high school, succeed in college, and achieve their ambitions. Benjamin has a B.A. in Economic Policy from New York University has served as a Brick By Brick Board Member since January 2013.
Robert Jefferson is currently CFO - Parkway Partners LLC, a private real estate investment company that invests in multi-family apartments and single family homes in multiple markets. Robert received a bachelor's degree in Accounting from Hampton University and received his MBA from UNC - Chapel Hill with a concentration in Real Estate Development. Robert has a Finance background with experience managing multi-billion dollar P&Ls for Proctor & Gamble, Walt Disney, and American Express.
Kaddu Luyombya is a Senior Vice President in Houlihan Lokey's New York office, where he is a member of the Financial Advisory Services business. Kaddu is a member of the National Black MBA Association and was a Consortium for Graduate Studies in Management Fellow. He has volunteered as a tutor with Active Compassion Transforms (ACT), East Harlem Tutorial Program, and the First AME Church Education Enhancement program. Kaddu has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan and an M.B.A. with a concentration in finance from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School. He has served as a Brick By Brick Board Member since January 2013 and currently serves as chair of the Development Committee.
Brick by Brick Uganda Board of Directors
Ronald T. Sarubbi, chair of the Perkins Coie law firm's Financial Transactions practice, leads the Corporate Trust practice, which is distinctive for its combined focus on transactional matters, defaults and bankruptcies, and indenture trustee-related litigation. He represents the corporate trust departments of banking institutions in their roles as indenture trustee, collateral agent, administrative agent, escrow agent, custodian, securities intermediary and other agency capabilities in domestic and cross-border debt capital market transactions, defaulted debt restructuring and litigation.
Ron serves as on the Brick by Brick's Fundraising Committee where he has been a passionate champion for our work.
Julia Hoagland and her team bring expertise to the Manhattan real estate market through extensive data examination augmented with qualitative evaluation. The Julia Hoagland Team advises co-op, condo and townhouse sellers and purchasers across Manhattan and into Brooklyn on valuation and other factors that affect real estate investment decisions. They also advise international clients on nuances of NY real estate investments through annual trips to Hong Kong and Europe. Julia holds a BS from Colorado School of Mines and an MBA from NYU Stern.
Leslie Gruss Dr. Leslie Gruss is a founding partner of Downtown Women OB/GYN and has been practicing gynecology there since 1990, currently specializing in Colposcopy. Leslie received her BA from the University of Pennsylvania and her MD from the Medical College of Pennsylvania. She completed her OB/GYN residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx where she met Marc Sklar. Leslie has a lifelong commitment to helping people out of poverty. Leslie joined our Board in 2018.
Vincent Mayiga has a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from Makerere University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Trade Policy from Finafrica University in Milan, Italy.
He worked as a Trade Diplomat in the Uganda Public Service for 26 years. He sits on the Southern and East African Trade, Information and Negotiations Institution (SEATINI-UGANDA) and a cultural head serving as a county chief in the Buganda Kingdom. He proudly serves as the Chairperson on the Brick by Brick Uganda Board of Directors since 2017.
Winnie Musisi is a founder and charter member of the Rotary Club of Kalisizo. She holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration and Planning, a Bachelor of Education Degree in Linguistics, a Degree in Counseling and Guidance from Makerere University.
She is an educationist, teacher, social worker, trainer and retired civil servant who has worked within different primary and secondary schools throughout Uganda and is passionate about working with people and promoting literacy. She has served as the Vice Chair on the Brick by Brick Uganda Board since 2017.
Dr. Stuart Musisi has been the District Health Officer of Masaka District since 2006. He is a member of the Board of Governors for Kitovu hospital and has over 20 years experience in planning, coordination, implementation and evaluation for health systems within the Masaka District.
Dr. Musisi has served as the Treasurer on the Brick by Brick Uganda board since 2017.
Dr. Abu Mutaaya has a PhD in Education Management and Leadership from Rhodes University in South Africa,, as well as a Master’s Degree in Education from Makerere University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Kyambogo University. He served as a District Education Officer and Inspector of schools for the Rakai District and is currently an Associate Lecturer at the Uganda Management Institute. He is the founder of Education Management Associates, a consultancy firm. Dr. Mutaaya joined the the Brick by Brick Uganda board in 2017.
Mr. John Ssemanda holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy and a Diploma in Theology Studies. He is a National Trainer with the Ministry of Health and currently works as a Program Coordinator for Counseling at Rakai Health Sciences Program where he has served for over 20 years. John joined our board in 2017.