Meet Our Team
Staff & Volunteers
Empower Through Health's full-time staff is the backbone of the organization's work in Uganda, where they are dedicated to improving healthcare access and outcomes in underserved communities. The team is comprised of highly skilled and compassionate healthcare professionals, community outreach workers, program coordinators, and administrative staff, all of whom bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to their work. They work tirelessly to implement innovative and effective healthcare solutions that address the unique challenges faced by communities in Uganda.
Chair of Education
Maya is a recent graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and plans to pursue medicine. She started working with Empower Through Health in 2021 when she co-founded an ETH chapter at Penn. Ever since beginning to work with ETH, she has grown more dedicated to the fight for global health equity. She hopes to empower other students to join in this movement as Chair of Education by creating opportunities for students to learn about and discuss the complex challenges of global health today.
Psychiatric Clinical Officer
Job has built his career dedicated to addressing the mental health needs of his patients, and as the only mental health specialist currently operating in Buyende District, he recognizes how important his work is to the community. Prior to his work with ETH, Job was a Psychiatric clinical officer at International Rescue Committee. He also has experience teaching Biology and Chemistry at Universal High School Kisaasi. He is from Ntungamo, and studied at Makerere University. When he is not treating patients, Job enjoys playing football, stargazing, and leaving Google reviews.
Field & Research Director
Adrian is originally from Jamaica and is a recent graduate from Pomona College with a degree in Neuroscience. His undergraduate studies along with his relevant experiences fueled his profound passion for medicine and public health. With a plan to take some gap years before medical school, he is excited for his time with ETH to enhance his interest in global public health and to learn more about Uganda’s vibrant culture. He plans to hopefully work closely with ETH after this one-year experience.
Godfrey Kintu is a practicing Accountant who holds a bachelor’s degree of commerce, majoring in Accounting from Busoga University. Before joining ETH-Uganda, Godfrey has worked with several NGOs in the region. He is passionate and loves his profession. He is blessed with two beautiful daughters. During his free time, he likes reading novels, listening to RnB, and going on adventures.
Emery has been a part of ETH since 2022, when he became the Field Director after graduating from the Ohio State University with a bachelor's in Chemical Engineering. Upon his return to the US, Emery plans to pursue an MD degree while maintaining close ties to ETH. His newly discovered passions for global health and equity have expanded Emery’s career vision- he now intends to work at the intersection between medicine, engineering, and global justice.
Babra is ETH's Enrolled Nurse, and is adamant that everyone deserves healthcare, regardless of their material wealth or location. Babra first became involved with ETH in 2019 when she contributed to an ETH research project studying stomach ulcers. She studied at Busoga University and hails from Mbale. She is a compassionate nurse, and a loving mother, daughter, Aunty, & wife to be!
Project Field Officer
Sumaya is a social worker by profession, with twelve years of experience working with grassroots projects. She is passionate about sexual and reproductive health among youth, HIV/AIDS response, and maternal and child health including nutrition and child growth monitoring projects. She is also the President of Rotary Club Iganga. Sumaya believes in teaching young women and girls to better understand themselves and blossom into well-informed, conscientious adults with the ability to manage their own health needs. Sumaya loves to travel and read books. She says that seeing a smile of gratitude from a community member makes her job worthwhile. She is proud to be a part of the change communities need.
Aminah holds a Certificate in Midwifery from Lugazi School of Nursing and Midwifery. She is an enthusiastic, self-motivated, honest, reliable and interactive health professional. After she interned in a rural health center during her training, Amina became passionate about serving people in poor and vulnerable communities. Every day, her love and respect for women who bear children in poor conditions continues to grow. She loves celebrating each new birth and safe delivery.
Kazungu Rauben is an Ethnobotanist and Research Scientist with a focus on improving people's nutrition and general health from rural and underserved communities around the world. Kazungu works to empower communities in Uganda to deal with their daily challenges by focusing on research informed interventions, health education and promotion. Kazungu has co-authored five publications in areas of public health. Kazungu believes that every life is equal, and a life lost somewhere in the world is a loss everywhere in the world.
Eunice Sabano attained her Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Community Health from Mbale School of Clinical Officers. She is a hardworking, self-motivated, goal oriented, team player, who is passionate about her profession, family and community. Eunice is a very sensitive and considerate Clinician who loves working/serving among people with humble backgrounds because she relates with what they experience and it keeps her humble.
Transport & Logistics Officer
Faizo Waiswa is a driver with five years of experience with ETH. He plays an integral role in coordating medication deliveries and student transport during summer and beyond. Faizo is very hardworking and friendly- he loves meeting new people! Before joining ETH, he was a driver for Uganda National Revenue Authority. In his free time, he likes dancing and listening to music.
Field & Research Director
Jason graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he stayed to do pulmonary research focusing on cystic fibrosis and respiratory viruses. With an interest in pursuing a career in medicine, the role of Field Director provides an exciting opportunity to merge his passions for scientific discoveries and global health equity. As a new member of ETH he is excited to explore Uganda and make meaningful relationships with the community he’s helping serve.