Our  Consultative Panel


Carol Parker

Senior Advisor

Carol volunteered with us in 2014, when she visited Uganda with her daughters during an internship through our partnership with Nourish International. Since then, she and her family have remained actively involved in providing financial and advisory support of all of our programs, including personal contributions to our child sponsorship program.


Now retired, Carol worked with Schlumberger Ltd. for 38 years, initially as an HR Manager in the US, UK and Francer and later as US Benefits Communication Manager. She has broad experience in multi-media communications, branding, employee benefit programs and all aspects of human resource management.


Carol holds a BS degree in Psychology (English Minor) from the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA.  She speaks French and some Italian.


Hannah Patterson

International Partnerships

Hannah first interned with CCUg in 2019. She has a Bachelor of Arts in International Development and a Master of Teaching (Middle and Secondary).


Hannah has close to three years of experience in fundraising with World Vision, Australia and four years of experience in the education sector. During her internship, her main focus was a project on literacy development in one of our partner schools. She is passionate about flexible education and sustainable community development.


Hannah currently provides support to our Australian interns and assists in maintaining our online presence. In addition to her work with us, Hannah works as a secondary school teacher and works at Wirltu Yarlu at the University of Adelaide.

Our Board  of Trustees


Dr. Patrick Nabongo


Dr. Nabongo is a Medical Doctor with a Masters degree in Public Health from Makerere University. He is currently privately engaged in Commercial Agriculture and serving as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for CCUg.

In the past, he served in various capacities in both government and the private sector. In 2012-2013 he was Deputy Chief of Party for a USAID Funded project called TBCARE-I. This project was implemented in Uganda by the Netherlands-based Tuberculosis Foundation (KNCV) to support the Ministry of Health National TB/Leprosy program.


From 2007-2012 he worked with the Makerere University/IDI sponsored community-based TB Vaccine preparation study as Research Field Manager. He also served as the manager for the South-East Zone districts of the Ministry of Health National TB/Leprosy program from 1995-2016.


From 1993- 1995, he worked with Buluba Hospital as Medical Officer  and with TASO- Jinja as a part time Medical Officer from 1999 to 2003. He also served as Chairman of the  School Management Committee for Buluba Day and Boarding Primary School.


Milly Kayanga

Executive Board Member

Milly works with Mayuge district local government as a Senior Probation and Social Welfare officer. She has a lot of experience in related areas, especially with issues concerning abuse of vulnerable individuals and advocating for their rights.


She has worked with a number of Civil Society Organisations in the fight against violence among women, children and other vulnerable groups, including the Center for Domestic Violence, Uganda Women's Network, Habitat for Humanity, Community Concerns Uganda and many others.


Milly holds a Bachelor’s degree in Community Psychology from Makerere University, a Post Graduate Diploma in gender equality in post conflict areas from the University of Iceland, and completed an Administrative Law Officer’s course from the Law Development Center Kampala.  In 2014, she obtained a certificate in child protection from Makerere University and is currently undertaking a Masters Program in Women and Gender Studies.


Nakirya Brenda Doreen

Secretary, Executive Board

Brenda is Executive Director and Co-Founder of Community Concerns Uganda Initiative, and serves as the Secretary at the Executive Board. She also serves as the Vice Chairperson on the Women Right’s Initiative Board. She has a Masters degree in Public Health Disaster Management and a Bachelor’s degree of Community Psychology from Makerere University.

In 2015, she worked with Infectious Disease Research Collaboration as a Home based Tracking Counselor, acting as Team Leader while there. She has participated in research sponsored by various institutions.

She has been a vital, driving force behind CCUg since its inception. Her passion is to reach out to grassroot communities and create change.  She firmly believes that individuals working together can create a major, lasting change. Every day, she strives to live out the CCUg mission: working hand in hand for a better life for children, women and youths.


Kigere Rose

Executive Board Member

Rose is the Executive Director of Women Rights Initiative. She has a degree in social work and social administration as well as a degree in human resource management.


She is  a self-motivated person with a passion for programs to support women and girls.  She spends most of her time empowering women. She values learning and using the skills she has acquired by sharing them with other people -- activities that give her much satisfaction.


With her  ten years of experience in development work, her role as  a member of the Community Concerns Uganda Initiative Board of Directors helps guide the organization in policy formulation that informs our strategic planning and ultimately the day to day implementation of projects in the communities we serve.