Board Of Members
Board of Trustees and their professional profiles
Dr. Akim Okuni
He is British trained educationist and development expert. Has served in different institutions including International Trade and Development, Uganda, Education Specialist at The World Bank and the Uganda Participatory Poverty Alleviation Programme.
Dr. Joyce Nalugya
Dr. Joyce is a psychiatrist by profession and a mother of a Deaf child. She works with the Ministry of Health as a Mental Health consultant based at the national referral hospital.
She is one the founder members of SignHealth Uganda and a passionate advocate of parents of Deaf children in Uganda under their national umbrella National Association of Parents of Deaf Children (NAPADEC) which she Heads and Chairperson.
Mr. Omach Pascal
Pascal is a Chartered accountant and has just retired from the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs as a principle accountant. He is a proud parent of a deaf child, farmer, a motivational Rotarian and philanthropist.
Professor Musisi Sseggane
Prof. Musisi is a Canadian trained psychiatrist and the head of psychiatry department, school of medical sciences at Makerere University. He is a senior consultant at Mulago hospital as well as board member on various health institutions both in and outside Uganda. He has been a recipient of various academic awards on research.
Dr. Edward Turitwenka
Dr. Turitwenka is a consultant audiologist and head of the ENT department at Mulago Hospital. Among others was trained in Manchester and other elite institutions and a former medical superintendent at Kisiizi Hospital. He is a well-known ENT consultant and expert on issues related deafness in the country.
Fr. Rumanyika Nsubuga
Fr. Rumanyika is a member of the clergy and a leader on fundraising in the Catholic Church based in Wakiso district with frequent assignments to other African Countries. His is also linked with an international charity –Caritas. Fr. Rumanyika takes care on two multiply disabled children.
Mr. Muwawu James
James is an advocate at Law and commissioner of Oaths. He is also a lecturer on constitutional law and jurisprudence at the Law Development Centre, Makerere University.
Mr. Joseph Walugembe
Member (Ag. Treasurer)
Mr. Joseph Walugembe is the Country Director at Action on Disability and Development (ADD). He has been a Board member at SignHealth Uganda since its inception and has served in different capacities. Mr. Walugembe who is a disability expert and consultant on disability issues in the country holds a Masters in Social Sector Planning and also a trained educationist and development consultant. He is has a visual impairment.
Mr. Samson Masiga
Mr. Masiga works with the Ministry of Gender Labour and social development as the Principal Rehabilitation Officer. He is the reference point on government policies and development programmes on disability for over a decade. Samson has a visual impairment.