Team Amani

Doris K. Mukangu
Doris K. Mukangu

Founder/President

MPH/Emory, Rollins School of Public Health / HARVARD Kennedy School (Non-Profit Mgmt.)

Doris has over fifteen years management experience working with nonprofit organizations on refugee affairs. She's an experienced subject matter expect on refugee resettlement and integration. At AWC, she provides stewardship support, coordinates day-to-day activities of the organization, and facilitates culturally sensitive programs and services that empower women, refugees, and immigrants in the Clarkston, Atlanta metro-area and parts of Africa.

Doris is successful in introducing strategic operational plans, services and programs to promote health education, administration, community engagement, and women empowerment. A sterling background in initiating and implementing culturally appropriate methods of training, program planning, evaluation, conference presentation and planning, with a strong commitment to promoting health and disease prevention to the most vulnerable populations.

COO

BFA - F.I.T. (Marketing Communications) Over sixteen years of experience in branding and project management.

At the Amani Women Center, under the direction of the founder, Reggie plans, develops, and enforces policies and objectives for the organization to ensure it maintains its values and meets established goals. This includes long-term strategic planning, overseeing daily operations, delegating tasks to staff and managing personnel.

Responsible for the over-all financial and operational successes of the organization. Manages AWC projects in Africa and other internal  departments such as marketing communications, media relations, social media, and creates public awareness initiatives to ensure that organization is visible to the community and those interested in assisting the organization.

Reggie M. Erawoc
Reggie M. Erawoc
Kathure Mbaya
Kathure Mbaya

Financial Management / Programs Coordinator

MPH / Walden University and B.A. in Communications - Daystar University, Kenya.

Kathu oversees all aspects of financial data management along with the COO and coordinates all internal financial controls to ensure all legal requirements are met. Plays a key role in the organization’s long term financial strategy. Under the direction of the president, Kathu assists AWC and ASA maintain the DV, SA and leadership programs.  Coordinates with Administrative Director in providing oversight on case management, linkage to care, and follow-up services working alongside AWC community ambassadors.

Administrative Director / Case Management

MPH / MOI University - Eldoret, Kenya

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health

Judith oversees all administrative operations at AWC. Ensuring that workflows are efficient and productive. Working alongside the COO, she monitors daily operations and delegates ED's wishes to community ambassadors and program participants. Supervises AWC phone lines and appropriates needs, resources, and addressing new challenges as they develop. Ensures compliance with program requirements and organizes monthly workshops as planed. Works alongside program coordinator in providing oversight on case management, linkage to care, and follow-up services with AWC community ambassadors.

Judith Toromo
Judith Toromo

Amani Women Center (AWC) Community Ambassadors

Certification/Training  - CITI (Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative)

Amani Women Center Community Ambassadors play a critical role in reaching and educating the community using culturally tailored methodologies. They are trusted voices that have undergone professional training and received certifications in various disciplines including interpretation and translation. They are front-line advocates, navigators, and interviewers among others. They are best equipped to address cultural nuances, taboos, and myths that are typically barriers for this community to gain access to services that they need. Due to the diversity of the communities, we serve, Amani Women Center has developed a unique model to reach and help the various groups tap into resources that are available for them. This model constitutes community ambassadors that are representative of the various African ethnicities that reside in Clarkston, Dekalb County, Metro Atlanta, and Gwinnett County. They speak all of the African languages including Tigrinya, Amharic, Swahili, Somali, Oromo, Arabic, Dinka, Kirundi, Kinyarwanda, French, and Lingala.

 

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Amani Women Center (AWC) Youth Ambassadors

Amani Youth Ambassadors assist AWC AMbassadors in becoming responsible, productive, successful adults through a comprehensive holistic leadership program, applying culturally sensitive tools. The programs typically include activities such as service-learning, intercultural exchange, civic engagement, outdoor education, organizing events, mentorship, intergenerational knowledge exchange, work experience, public speaking, and life skills development.

The development of leadership contributes greatly to the positive development of young people and their communities. Leadership skills, such as goal-setting, problem-solving and sound decision-making, are not just necessary for leaders - these skills are needed for success in today's world (MacNeil 2000).

AWC/ASA Staff

Bernadette Hurtte-Reid, Instructor
Bernadette Hurtte-Reid, Instructor
Lin Lin Mkhumdui, Instructor
Lin Lin Mkhumdui, Instructor
Shelly Laurino, Instructor
Shelly Laurino, Instructor
Sibatu Nindi, Instructor
Sibatu Nindi, Instructor
Leslie Deveaux-Christian
Leslie Deveaux-Christian
Thevika Perinpam
Thevika Perinpam

AWC Global Agenda Team - AFRICA

Michael M. Michel, West Africa - Regional Director
Michael M. Michel, West Africa - Regional Director
Jennifer Mukangu, East Africa - Regional Director
Jennifer Mukangu, East Africa - Regional Director
Harriette Sabblah, Central & South Africa - Regional Director
Harriette Sabblah, Central & South Africa - Regional Director

Executive Board

Dr. Tanae Acolatse
Dr. Tanae Acolatse
Dr. Catherine Palmer
Dr. Catherine Palmer
Sando Karneh
Sando Karneh

Advisory Board

Jacqueline Walker
Jacqueline Walker
Joan Kimenyi
Joan Kimenyi
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Shelly Kacergis
Shelly Kacergis
Bonnie O'Neill
Bonnie O'Neill
Sandy Teepen
Sandy Teepen
Valerie Mills
Valerie Mills