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Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors uplifts and empowers IYHA’s mission, programs, policies and activities. Learn more about these amazing men and women who are pushing us toward a bigger, brighter future.

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Dan McComb
Board Chair

Dan McComb is the President and a Principal at dcb Construction Company, Inc. He has a 25-year track record successfully guiding companies in the construction, design and manufacturing industries. Mr. McComb brings invaluable experience in residential, commercial and retail construction management, and he has overseen projects with budgets as large as in the tens of millions of dollars.


Christopher Moore
Board Vice-Chair

Christopher Moore is the Chief Marketing Officer of Quiet Light, a middle market M&A firm that helps digital entrepreneurs sell their businesses. He’s also the founder of Gadabout Media, which creates rich digital media for nonprofits, travel sites, and more. He is excited to be Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Into Your Hands Africa, and build on his nonprofit experience. 



Laura Andes

Laura Andes is an evaluation professional with 20 years of experience in the non-profit and government sectors. Currently, she is the Chief Program Officer  at Charity Navigator where she oversees development of the Encompass Rating System.  Prior to joining Charity Navigator,  she was  Senior Vice President of National Resident Services Mercy Housing, responsible for the monitoring and evaluation of Mercy Housing’s resident services program and strategic planning.

Kelly Witte

Kelly Witte joined the board of Into Your Hands Africa in early 2019.Kelly is an Assurance Manager and CPA at RubinBrown LLP. She began her career in August 2015 and specializes in audits in the construction industry, colleges & universities, and with special governmental districts. She is also a member of, and Ambassador for, the Construction Financial Management Association, Denver Chapter.

IYHA Ugandan Advisory Board

Our Ugandan Advisory Board is stacked with passion and strong expertise. With their diverse backgrounds, our programs continue to adapt and improve to the necessities needed in our Ugandan communities.

Vincent Basajja

Vincent joined IYHA’s Uganda Board of Directors in 2015. Holding a bachelor’s degree in
Sociology and master’s degree in Development Studies, Vincent has a keen interest in
promoting and improving communities through education and has been heavily involved in community development work since 1996, specializing in creating HIV/AIDS
prevention awareness .

Nabakka Bena

Bena is a farmer and certified midwife with a certificate in nursing, who first joined the
IYHA community in 2017 as a participant in the Women’s Enterprise Training Program
(WETP). Having trained in bookmaking in that program, Nabakka now heads the Women of Kikinene Bookmakers group.

Kajjubi Nurudini

A certified veterinarian of 22 years, Nurudini joined IYHA as our veterinarian and livestock trainer in 2015 and is part of the team that oversees all IYHA-related livestock
projects throughout the sub-county where we operate. Additionally, Nurudini has also been elected by his community as a village leader and has consequently served on the Local Council for the last 15 years.

Denis Kasule

Denis comes to IYHA with a Degree in Development Studies, a certificate in
Administrative Law, and a decade of experience in Community Development as well as local government. Dennis began his career working with programs supporting Orphans and Other Vulnerable Children

Ssimbwa Joseph

Joseph comes to IYHA with a portfolio of diverse skills and experience. With a Bachelor
of Science Degree, Joseph served as an Agriculture Advisory service provider for the local government for five years, and with a nonprofit organization promoting sustainable agriculture, livestock and crop husbandry, and agribusiness for another five years. In 2017.