Our Team

Meet our team

The success of Sozo Children wouldn’t be possible without our passionate, faith-led team across two continents. From our US-based founders through to our many incredible team members in Uganda, we work together to give children a brighter, better future through God.

U.S. team:Our US-based team comprises our 'HQ' and admin teams, including our various coordinators, financial team, and marketing experts. All finances and overhead management of projects are carried out through our US-based office in Birmingham, Alabama.
Ugandan Team:Our Ugandan team is an active and vital part of our mission and provides local care and assistance to ensure our projects remain on-track and our children are cared for. From our managers to our social workers, to our caregivers, everyone works with the same passion for achieving our goals and vision.

United States team

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Village Project Director
Engagement Director
Procurement Director
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Creative Design Coordinator
Financial Assistant
Global Engagement Coordinator
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Sozo Trading Co. Manager
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Donor Engagement Coordinator
Media and Events Coordinator

United States team

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Suzanne Owens

CEO
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Ron Owens

Village Project Director
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Anja Baxter

Creative Design Coordinator
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Kendall Carrington

Sozo Trading Co. Manager
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Megan Schrock

Donor Engagement Coordinator
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Leslie Freeman

COO
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Amanda Straka

Engagement Director
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Suzanne McKinney

Financial Assistant
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Cailyn Thompson

Sozo Trading Co. Assistant Manager
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Rachel Pruett

Media and Events Coordinator
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Cathy Head

Finance Director
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Barbara Phillips

Procurement Director
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Terry Schrimscher

Global Engagement Coordinator
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John Tynch

Sozo Trading Co. Warehouse Manager

Ugandan team

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Agnes Namuyomba

Country Director Uganda
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Justine Atwongyeire Nalweyiso

Counseling Manager
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Community Relations Assistant
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Rehema Basirika

Caregiver
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Harriet Mirembe

Caregiver
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Wandira Sarah Hope

Caregiver
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Richard Ssenyimba

Caregiver
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Kiwanuka Ibra

Social Worker
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Justus Mutungi Small

Social Worker
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Stanuly Mulungu

Groundsman
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Eria Ndaaga

Driver
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David Sebaana 

Community Relations Director
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Emmanuel Muwawu

Human Resource Manager
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Israel Mugerwa

Worship Leader
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Nassaka Lilian

Team House Caregiver
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Regina Nabadda

Caregiver
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Edith Mukisa Nankonge

Caregiver
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Jamir Ssettabi

Caregiver
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James Lumiisa

Social Worker
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Nankya Sylivia

Social Worker
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Patrick Karoro

Groundsman
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Caregiver
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Kyeyune Margaret Ndibalekera

Child Development Director
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Patience Mukasa

Child Development Assistant
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Kisira Esther Nalubanga

Nurse
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Julius Matovu

Purchasing & Maintenance Manager
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Caregiver
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Catherine Mirembe

Caregiver
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Maria Natukunda

Caregiver
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Shakirah Kirabira Wegulo

Caregiver
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Teddy Magero Nabwire

Social Worker
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John Opio

Groundsman
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Lumala Tadeo

Driver
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Board of directors

Our dedicated board of directors oversees the Sozo Children mission, ensuring that the work we do is the best it can be. From our founders to our local Ugandan directors, we all work as one to ensure we are following the word of God and carrying out His work to the best of our abilities.

- Cathy Head, Chairwoman of the Board

- Ed Caldwell, Vice Chairman

- Kitty Cheak, Secretary

- Kelly Carlton, Treasurer

- Jay Clark

- Jeff Culton

- Rusty Favorite

- Chad Glover

- Melinda Helveston

- Pastor Randy Norris

- Tim Prewitt

- Todd Reeves

- Tommy Schrock

- McKinley Wiggins