We’re a small and talented team working to create big change.
CEO – Canada
As a father of two little ones, I can’t imagine how devastating it would be to watch my children struggle with the daily effects of water poverty. Knowing the impact clean water can have on a child like mine’s life motivates me every day to build on the legacy that Acts for Water has as one of Canada’s oldest water charities. Being Acts for Water’s CEO allows me to take my background in fundraising, charity law and technology start-ups to help even more Canadians partner with our Ugandan team to provide clean, accessible water: for life.
Programs Manager: Engineering – Uganda
Rawlings has been working with Acts for Water since 2014. His passion and knowledge of the benefits of clean, accessible water help him ensure the systems we build are not only a masterpiece of engineering, but that we are conducting systematic, rigorous monitoring and evaluation on the impact and lifespan of these systems to ensure they deliver the full benefits of clean water to the community for generations.
Education Officer & Donor Support – Uganda
Athens has been working with Acts for Water since 2010. Her role ensures Acts supporters know the impact they are having on the lives of our friends in Uganda. She also manages our education program, selecting students for sponsorship, visiting schools and ensuring reporting is completed.
Director of International Programs – Canada
Tracey brings over 20 years of experience in designing, implementing and overseeing the monitoring and evaluation of our clean water programs. She joined Acts for Water in 2017 and is a critical part of our leadership team. She believes that it’s not enough to just show clean water coming out of the taps, we have to be able to prove the impact with real, results-based management.
Marley Handel Lane
Marley has a passion for creating authentic relationships with others and environments where people feel inspired and connected. She joined Acts for Water as a Social Media volunteer in 2018 and later on, in January 2020, she officially joined the team as Communications Coordinator. Marley has loved the opportunity to help connect the work, stories, and people involved in the Acts Community through marketing, storytelling, and donor relations.
Administrator and Education Coordinator
Lisa joined the Acts for Water team in 2020 with over 15 years’ experience in administration, debriefing and management in the non-profit world. She has a deep passion for cultures and working collaboratively with others in all stages of life. Having witnessed the impact of clean water in a number of communities around the world, she looks forward to being a supportive hand and strategic mind for Acts in the areas of Administration and Education.
Administrative Officer – Uganda
Hildah ensures administration in Uganda is run efficiently and with full transparency. She joined Acts for Water in 2014 and works with our Canadian Accountants to ensure that every dollar that is spent is tracked and monitored against a detailed budget.
Programs Manager – Uganda
Richard has been working with Acts for Water for nearly two decades, moving up the ranks to oversee all our programming in the field. He provides leadership, guidance and strategy for our programming to ensure they are run as effectively as possible.
Foreman – Uganda
Edward oversees our Construction Team to ensure projects are done on time and on budget. He’s a cooperative team member and enjoys leading others in prayers and enjoys farming.
Foreman – Uganda
Edward oversees our Construction Team to ensure projects are done on time and on budget. He’s very efficient at whatever he’s working on and enjoys farming when he’s not at work.
Water Technician – Uganda
Kenneth works to connect pipes, builds gravity flow systems and helps to ensure Acts for Water can deliver on our promise. He is hard working and outgoing and enjoys spending time with his family.
Water Technician – Uganda
Gordon works to connect pipes, builds gravity flow systems and helps to ensure Acts for Water can deliver on our promise. Gordon is calm, hard working and enjoys spending time with his family.
Water Technician & Water Quality – Uganda
Asaph works to connect pipes, completes water quality testing of various water samples selected and builds Gravity Flow Systems. He has very good time management and always approaches projects with flexibility.
Camp Security & Construction Team – Uganda
Isreal ensures the safety of Acts for Water property and people on project construction sites. He is a collaborative team member and enjoys farming outside of work.
Camp Security & Construction Team – Uganda
Yorokamu ensures the safety of Acts for Water property and people on project construction sites. He is always in a good mood, welcoming and a great team player.
Water Health and Sanitation Education – Uganda
Rachel leads and coordinates the Water Health and Sanitation (WASH) team to effectively equip community members. She is warm, welcoming, and collaborative. Rachel also enjoys listening to gospel music and reading novels.
Cook – Uganda
Edith prepares meals for the team members at camp and ensures proper water hygiene is maintained in the kitchen. She is calm and hard working. She enjoys farming, tailoring and learning about computers.
Mobilization – Uganda
Richard works to rally hundreds of local volunteers needed to build each Gravity Flow System, assigning roles and schedules for volunteer suppport. He keeps the team lively and plays a key role in uniting the team, particularly as the camp DJ.
Security Guard – Uganda
John ensures the safety of people and property at the Acts for Water Uganda office. He’s also responsible for the maintenance of the Acts’ Uganda office. He is loyal, hardworking and respectful. He enjoys watching soccer, especially when Chelsea FC is playing.
Monitoring & Evaluation Officer – Uganda
Joan oversees monitoring and evaluation activities at Acts for Water, including designing and implementation of monitoring and evaluation models. She is passionate about her work, a great team player and leader. She enjoys travelling and likes spending time with friends and family.
Bayo John Paddy
Volunteer Field Training Assistant – Uganda
Paddy is a volunteer who supports our monitoring and evaluation efforts in the field to make sure the clean water you are helping provide is having the biggest impact possible. He is a calm and a collaborative team player. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with friends and family.
Inspired by a presentation given at his church, Ed sought out involvement with Acts for Water and now serves as our board chair. As Acts has grown, Ed has been able to apply his passion for good Governance, his experience in Marketing and his business strategy to shape Acts’ direction.
As an Acts for Water intern in 1999, Dean saw first-hand the impact that clean, accessible water has on the lives of Ugandans. After completing his legal studies, he joined the Board in 2005 to help ensure Acts’ legacy would be stewarded well in the next chapter of our growth. As a partner at a large corporate law firm, he brings critical analysis and discernment to the Board.
Jocelyn has a passion for international development and has seen first hand the impact access to clean water has on a community. She brings fundraising acumen and experience with donor relationships to our team.
Project / Operations Manager
Liam has a big heart for Africa and is excited by the uniqueness of Acts for Water’s holistic, thorough approach to each Gravity Flow System. As the owner of a civil construction company, he brings a background in construction and operations to assess Acts’ ongoing projects and a passion for sustainable development, a key reason he joined the Board.
Rachel spent two years living in Uganda, which inspired her passion for helping nonprofits operate effectively. A board member since 2014, her experience with hundreds of nonprofits has greatly benefitted Acts for Water in managing our finances with excellence.
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 and her strategic communications skills to the Acts for Water board. She lives in Port Moody with her husband Jonathan, and loves replicating dishes from her favourite restaurants.
Jaeda spent nine years in post-secondary school, and never once was inhibited by access to clean water and sanitation. She joined the board to help give this gift of education back to the women and young girls that aren’t able to attend school because they are required to fetch water. Jaeda works as a lawyer at Harper-Grey and brings her driven, detail oriented and passionate approach to law to her work on the Board of Acts for Water.
Business Owner / CEO
James has a thirst to deliver water to those in need. Not only does he serve on our board, but he also runs a beverage company. Through a partnership with Acts for Water and ‘Choose To Give’, James was able to see the work Acts does in Uganda firsthand and was hooked. He came on our board shortly afterward so he could help keep this good work flowing. James and his wife live in Fort Langley with their two daughters. They love spending time on Salt Spring Island and enjoying doing outdoor activities as a family, especially skiing and swimming.
We are motivated by our faith in Jesus and the belief that everyone, regardless of where they live, deserves the foundational human right to the benefits of clean water.
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Hungry, Humble & Smart
We are committed to investing in monitoring and evaluating our work so that we continually improve our projects to get the greatest return possible. Please tell us how we can do our work better.
This is a team sport and we strive to make everyone feel like they belong. From donors to villagers and everyone in between. Come join our team.
We believe we’re stewards, not owners, of what has been entrusted to us. And it’s this belief that motivates us to hold ourselves to the highest standards of accountability. Ask us anything.
We treat every dollar as being hard-earned, and selflessly given by the donor for us to steward on their behalf.
It’s an act of trust. No gift is taken for granted and our posture of gratitude motivates us to work hard to achieve this impact. This means we work hard to stretch each dollar to have the biggest impact so that more people will receive a clean, accessible and reliable water source in their lifetime.
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