Our Team

Meet our team…

Uganda Team

Akarut Olivia
Ugandan Administrative Manager

Olivia has held a lifelong passion for working with children and people in need. She attended the Uganda Christian University and graduated with a degree in Developmental Studies, prior to working with the Local Government Authority handling children’s rights cases and volunteering in community development. Her genuine adoration for working with the children and seeing them learn and grow has made her a perfect fit as the Administrative manager overseeing operations on the ground in Uganda. Olivia sits on the Board of Directors as the Ugandan staff representative as well.

Nshimyimana Moses
PFP Junior Coordinator/Construction and Maintenance Manager

Moses is a graduate of Uganda Christian University where he obtained a degree in business administration in 2012. He also posses a certificate in computer applications from Makerere University. Previous work experience includes working for Mulago National Referral Hospital in the Accounting Department. Moses is a well-organized and highly motivated person who loves sharing his knowledge with others. He has a strong passion for helping children in need and is proud to be a part of The Peace for Paul Foundation.

Echuru Henry
Peace Home Nighttime Security Guard

Henry completed his education up to Senior 6. He had aspired to attend University but the lack of finances would not allow it. He worked hard to put himself through a certificate training in counseling and believes in the power of mentorship. He loves to see other young people succeed and Henry does his best to guide everyone he meets. Henry has worked as a security guard with PFP since 2018 and has broadened his skills by attending a course in night guarding. His passion and love for children keep him strong and active in his field. We are proud to have Henry as a part of the PFP team.

Henry has worked as a security guard with PFP since 2018 and has broadened his skills by attending a course in night guarding. His passion and love for children keep him strong and active in his field. We are proud to have Henry as a part of the PFP team.

Peter Emagu
Maintenance And Service Manager

Peter is our former security guard but we discovered he is very talented in home maintenance and can do almost anything. He now works for us full time on maintenance and building projects between both Peace and Hope Home. He always comes to work with a smile on his face and takes pride in completing every job very well, which is a trait we are lucky to have in the care for our children’s homes.

Emagu Richard
Assistant Maintenance Man

Richard is the son of our long-time maintenance man Peter. Just like his father, Richard is a humble, dedicated, accountable team player. Over the years, Richard has often helped Peter on PFP related tasks, never expecting to be paid–only helping because he loves the PFP mission and wanted to help his father. Richard is a mechanic, a driver and is skilled in all things maintenance. PFP is proud to finally welcome Richard as an official part of our team.

Achiro Clare
Love Home Caretaker

Clare is a vital part of the PFP team, working as a caretaker at Peace Home. She never had the opportunity to attend school as a child herself, but she has always understood the importance of education. Clare is a widow who has raised four children on her own. Due to her positive attitude, hard work and perseverance she has succeeded to educate each one of them—no small feat with the high cost of education in Uganda. Clare has dedicated her life to making the lives of children better. Prior to joining the PFP team, Clare has had 13 years of experience working full time in a children’s home through another organization. Her many years of experience shine through in her interactions with the PFP children. We know we are lucky to have her as a part of the team.

Aida Rukia
Nanny

Prior to joining the PFP team, Aida worked for many years as both a cleaner and a nanny in a children’s home in Jinja. She is a kind, polite, honest, and hardworking woman and we are proud to have her as a part of our team.

Akwii Sandra
Love/Hope Home Nurse

I have a certificate in nursing, which I obtained from Mbale School of Nursing and Midwifery in November 2013. For the past few years, I have been working at St. Anthony Health Centre in Northern Uganda, where I fulfilled general nursing duties. I am filled with excitement to be working with The Peace for Paul Foundation. Working in an environment surrounded by children has always been a dream of mine, and I am genuinely thrilled to now be a part of this organization. I am committed to being a valuable member of the Peace for Paul team for as long as my services are needed.

Afako Isaac
Love Home Activities Coordinator and caretaker

Isaac has come to us with many years experience providing security guard services for The Peace for Paul Foundation. He also holds a degree in Social work and in Computer studies. Due to his dedication, skill and passion, he has been promoted to Activities Coordinator/Caretaker at Love Home. He always spares time to play with the children and treats each one as if they were his own. We are grateful to have this skilled, compassionate and hard-working man as a part of our team!

Okulo Bosco
Love Home Daytime Security Guard

Bosco grew up in family where education was not a priority and he never went to school as a child. Bosco realized that he was not satisfied as a farmer, as it was his dream to provide security to the citizens of Uganda. He sought formal training as a government soldier and worked as a security guard in Jinja town. In time he would come to find the Peace For Paul Foundation and where he feels he is meant to be. He believes children deserve to be learning and living in a peaceful and safe environment; providing security to this group of young Ugandans brings him much satisfaction. His commitment to that end, his training and experience all uniquely qualify him to work as a nighttime security guard for the Peace For Paul Foundation.

Basakulu Innocent
Hope Home Caretaker

Innocent is a graduate of the Lords Meade Vocational College and a caretaker at the PFP Hope Home. His professional background includes computer application training from the Uganda Military Engineering College, a USAID certificate in comprehensive clinical health, and history as a guidance counselor for his church. His excellent professionalism and skills with the children during his tenure with PFP make him an indispensable Assistant Warden. A tireless work ethic and nurturing influence on the children make us proud to have Innocent on board.

Emuron Denis
Hope Home Caretaker

A year of teaching Primary School, a Bachelors in Education from Makerere University, and an enthusiasm for seeing children learn and flourish makes Denis an excellent caretaker for the PFP Hope Home. Having been sponsored by a similar program growing up, Denis is able to relate to our kids in a uniquely personal way. It is his opinion that the best thing about working with children is the privilege of getting to partake in their growth into good people and active community members. At Peace for Paul, we know he is going to do just that.

Lambert
Hope Home Night Guard

Lambert joined the PFP Foundation as a Security guard in 2018. Prior to joining our team, he went through Security Officer training for 2 years and then worked for a children’s home for 5 years. He is a kind and playful person who enjoys spending time with children and ultimately, ensuring their safety. When he is not busy guarding the homes, Lambert can often be found dancing or telling jokes with the children at Home. Lambert has a wife and five children at home and takes great pride in his role of father as well. We are proud to have such a hardworking man on our security team. Everyone loves having him around!

Waitalo Julius
Hope Home Daytime Security Guard

Waitalo finished Senior Level 4 and went on to train in security guarding. Before joining PFP, he worked as a security guard for 8 years. Waitalo is hard working and we are proud to have him as a member of the PFP team.

Emmanuel Mufumba
Health Director

Emmanuel is the director of Mufumba Medical Center, Co-Director of Jinja Regional Friendship Pharmacy, founder and executive director of Uganda Mental Health Fellowship and is the International Trainer of the Reason to Hope Family Training Program. He has trained in Uganda, Kenya, Egypt, and Italy. He treats all of our children and advises PFP on proper health practices and contributes greatly to special projects.

Mukyala Hildah
Counselor

Hilda has dedicated her life to improving children’s self-esteem and helping them work on focusing within in order to enable them to build a better future for themselves. Her passion for helping children was borne from her own difficult childhood and abandonment, which she believes have made her stronger and more of an ally who children can trust and learn from.

Hilda has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and has taken multiple certificate courses in Infectious disease management, Education, Data entry, and Budgeting. She has a strong work ethic and her greatest dream is to help children rise up to be the best version of themselves while knowing love and feeling supported.

Okuduyo Robert
Guard

Before becoming a part of the PFP security team, Okuduyo had 4 years of experience as a security guard for the SCOUL (Sugar corporation of Uganda, Ltd). He is energetic, polite, social and a very hard working man. He has a passion for working with children and for helping them to better their lives and we all feel that PFP and Okuduyo are the perfect fit for one another!

Oroma Peter
Chef/Educator

I graduated in November of 2023 with a diploma in hotel management, specializing as a chef. Cooking is my passion and number one hobby. I owe my success to Peace for Paul, which sponsored me during my studies. While in school, I volunteered with Peace for Paul, training nannies in cooking skills and assisting with bakery training for the children.
After graduating, I chose to apply for a chef position with The Peace for Paul Foundation to apply and further explore the knowledge and skills I gained in school. I am grateful to have been offered the job, and I look forward to working with the children and familiar faces. Joining the Peace for Paul Foundation is a way for me to share the skills I’ve acquired with other children benefiting from this remarkable project and to give back to an organization that has done so much for me. I am excited to collaborate with everyone and contribute my knowledge to the team.

Ichumar Simon Peter

Growing up as a Karamojong was challenging with no support, facing the harsh realities of street life. Determined to create a promising future, I sought opportunities from new connections to return to school. Joining the PFP program provided not just education but also essential needs, becoming a foundation for a brighter future. Through unwavering determination and PFP’s support, education became my anchor. Against the odds, I earned a social work degree, motivated to help those in situations I once faced. Grateful for PFPs impact, I’m determined to use my education and experiences to make a meaningful difference in others’ lives.

Directors

Heidi Kaltur
Founder & Executive Director

Heidi graduated from Washington State University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Ecology. Upon graduation, she traveled the world for years but after spending four months in Uganda she switched tack, returning to the US with a vision for rescuing children of the Karamojong tribe. With the help of many, that dream has come true and the organization Peace for Paul continues to grow under Heidi’s guidance, perseverance, and trips back to assess the program and its smooth operations in Uganda.

Olivia Akutui
Ugandan Staff Representative/Director

Olivia has held a lifelong passion for working with children and people in need. She attended the Uganda Christian University and graduated with a degree in Developmental Studies, prior to working with the Local Government Authority handling children’s rights cases and volunteering in community development. Her genuine adoration for working with the children and seeing them learn and grow has made her a perfect fit as the Administrative manager overseeing operations on the ground in Uganda. Olivia sits on the Board of Directors as the Ugandan staff representative as well.

Elinor Coleman
Co-Founder & Director

As a co-founder of PFP, Ellie has been with the organization since the beginning. In addition to her work in Uganda, she has participated in humanitarian efforts in Ukraine, Mexico, Ghana, Thailand and stateside. Ellie graduated from Westminster College with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health. She currently teaches personal and family health as an Adjunct Professor at Snow College in Utah.

Lisa McIntosh
Director & Chairman of the Board

Lisa joined PFP shortly after it’s inception and is thrilled with how it has flourished. She enjoys regular trips to Uganda to visit the children and counts them among the greatest blessings in her life. Lisa considers her sponsored children Bosco, Gloria and Joseph to be members of her family and looks forward to her upcoming visit. She graduated from the University of Regina in Canada with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Communications.

Tomasz Kaltur
Treasurer & Director

Tomasz graduated from Washington State University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management. He began volunteering his time with Peace for Paul in early 2009 and has played the lead role in managing the design and improvements of Hope and Peace Homes. He contributes greatly to the general operation of PFP, organizational structure and development. Tomasz is currently managing construction projects in Uganda and has previously held the position of Vice President.

Cody Nirschl
Director

Cody graduated from NDSU in 2011 with a degree in University Studies. Cody and his wife Allison love to travel the world and have been supporting their PFP child, Samuel since 2012. IN 2016, they had the opportunity to meet him in person while on a Social Mission trip to Uganda. Cody loves how personal and close knit the Foundations Members, Directors and Uganda team are. Cody and Allison feel a deep and special connection with their “little” Samuel and are looking forward to get back to Uganda again.

PFP Members

Maureen Fox
Member
Allison Nirschl
Member
Grace Bartosz
Member
Karen Kaminsky
Member
Muyinda Nathan
Member
Jessi Ryder
Member
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