Our Mission

Partnering with Ugandan’s to deliver the benefits of clean, safe water: for life

Our Team

Jeff Golby
CEO

Canada

After years of consulting, volunteering and offering his unsolicited opinions about fundraising, charity and clean water to anyone who would listen, I finally decided to jump in and get my hands dirty. Joining Acts for Water in 2016 initially as a fundraiser and then in 2017 moving into the CEO role, it has been the biggest challenge and privilege of his working life and I’m honoured to work alongside such passionate, talented and caring people here and in Uganda.  When I’m not working my days are spent with my wife and I just trying to keep up to our two kids.

Rawlings Akamanya
Field Engineer

Uganda

Rawlings began working with ACTS in September 2014. As ACTS Field Engineer, he audits past ACTS projects while providing support for our ongoing work in Uganda. Rawlings has a Civil Engineering degree from Makerere University in Kampala, and when he’s not working he enjoys spending time with his wife Olivah and their newborn daughter Kukunda.

Athens Atuhaire
Education Officer

Uganda

Athens manages our education program, selecting students for sponsorship, visiting their schools, and making sure they fill out their reports. She’s been working with ACTS since 2010. She works speedily (when asked) and loves watching the English Premier League and playing cards.

Tracey DeGraaf
Director of Programs

Canada

Tracey brings 19 years of experience to her role of monitoring and evaluating our Water and Sanitation Hygiene (WASH) programs. She joined ACTS in June 2017, and is refining WASH programs through her results-based management expertise. Tracey is based out of her home in Spruce Grove, Alberta, where she lives with her husband, three children, two horses and two border collies.

Hildah Katusiime
Administrative Officer

Uganda

Hildah runs “Canada House,” our office in Uganda, administering funds, organizing project accounts and ensuring reports are completed. She began working with ACTS in the spring of 2014. She loves travelling and dancing, so long as neither activity involves balloons, which she has a small fear of (she always feels they’re about to burst).

Boaz Muhangi
Community Water Governance and Management Specialist

Uganda

Boaz joined our team in November 2014 and works with local communities to ensure that our water projects are properly maintained and governed. Every project is a partnership, and Boaz ensures these partnerships are thriving. He has a background in project planning and community development, is married with three kids, and loves soccer and movies.

Richard Musinguzi
Project Manager

Uganda

Richard has been working with ACTS on our water projects for over a decade now, moving up the ranks to become the head of our Ugandan construction team in 2012. He’s a strong leader, a shrewd decision maker, and a warm presence on our team. When he’s not working, he spends time with his wife and five children (including twins!) and watching soccer.

Our Board

Gerry Anderson
Retired Business Manager

Gerry has served on the ACTS Board for 15 years, helping the charity grow more sustainable. He brings experience with other boards and management leadership to the team. He and his wife, Shirley, have been blessed with four children who are all married and all have children. He enjoys woodwork, sailing, reading and travelling.

Ed Brett
Marketing Executive

Inspired by a presentation given at his church, Ed sought out involvement with ACTS and now serves as our board chair. As ACTS has grown, Ed has been able to apply his experience in business strategy and marketing to shape ACTS’ direction. He and his wife, Karen, live in Langley, where he enjoys reading about history (especially about the Byzantine Empire, he notes).

Dean Dalke
Lawyer

Dean has been interested in international development since his undergraduate studies. He spent time as an ACTS intern in 1999, then joined the board in 2005. He brings his legal training and experience as a lawyer to the board. He lives in Vancouver with his wife and two young sons, whom he enjoys playing LEGO with.

Jocelyn Kwok
Nonprofit Professional

Jocelyn has a passion for international development and has seen first hand the impact access to clean water has on a community. One of our newest members, she brings fundraising acumen and experience with donor relationships to our team. She loves travelling, exploring Vancouver, and a good cup of coffee.

Liam Robinson
Project/Operations Manager

Liam is one of our newest board members. He has a big heart for Africa and is excited by the uniqueness of ACTS’ holistic, thorough approach to each Gravity Flow System. He brings a background in construction and operations to assess ACTS’ ongoing projects. He is married with a young son, and loves fishing, hunting, hiking and camping—anything outdoors.

Rachel Wiebe
Accountant

A board member since 2014, Rachel recently became our Board Treasurer. She spent two years living in Uganda in the past, which inspired her passion for helping nonprofits operate effectively and further God’s kingdom on Earth. She has two children, Jacob and Chloe, with her husband, Cliff, and together they enjoy travelling and gardening.

Alvina Wong
Fundraiser

From carrying the bright orange UNICEF box as a child to volunteering at the 2010 Olympics, Alvina has had a steady involvement with volunteering and nonprofits. She developed a heart for humanitarian work following extensive travels in Southeast Asia, and brings over 10 years of nonprofit experience to our board. She lives in Port Moody with her husband Jonathan, and loves replicating dishes from her favourite restaurants.

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