Our Team

Staff

Denise Soltis, B.S. Pharm, MSGH

Executive Director (U.S.)

Leonard Otiende

Umoja Project Director (Kenya)

Doressa Kupke, MPA, GCNPM

Assistant Director (U.S.)

Jeremiah Owaka

Umoja Project Officer (Kenya)

George Onango

Umoja Field Officer (Kenya)

Linda Olasya

Umoja Project Deputy Director (Kenya)

Carolyne Anyango Opiyo

Umoja Field Officer (Kenya)

Board of Directors

Officers:

Dr. James Lemons, M.D. – Chairperson

Riley Hospital; Indiana University Health Physicians; Indiana University School of Medicine – Professor of Pediatrics

Second Presbyterian Church

Evans Machogu  – Treasurer  

Indiana School of Medicine, Riley Hospital -Pediatric Pulmonology, Allergy and Sleep Medicine        

Native of Kenya

Board Members:

Todd Daniels-Howell     

Indiana University – Associate Dean for Collections (retired)        

 North United Methodist Church

 Adele Hoskin

Librarian (retired)

St. Luke’s Methodist Church

 Joyce Peipert

Pediatric Dietician (retired)

Tabernacle Presbyterian Church

Carol Frohlich

Musician  (retired)                       

Northminster Presbyterian Church

Saimir Qalliu 

Colliers International – Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director 

Al Huda Foundation

Catherine Reese

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. – Attorney         

Second Presbyterian Church

Taylor Luster 

Indiana University School of Medicine – Student                                       

 Kristin Johnson 

Cecil College – Chemistry Lecturer and Laboratory Instructor

Formerly North United Methodist Church

Tonia Hassinger

Social Worker (retired)

Partner Congregations

The Umoja Partnership brings together people of diverse faiths and backgrounds, united to serve a purpose bigger than ourselves. We welcome any congregation or group interested in joining our mission. 

Our Kenyan partners:

  • African Inland Church
  • Miracle Centre
  • Anglican Church of Kenya
  • Roman Catholic Church
  • Coptic Orthodox Church
  • God’s Last Appeal
  • Israel Nineveh
  • Legion Maria
  • Mercy Holy Ghost Church
  • Pentecostal Assembly of God
  • Lakeside Church of Christ
  • Redeemed Gospel Church
  • Seventh Day Adventist Church
  • Voice of Salvation

The Power of $25


A donation of just $25 can feed a child daily lunch for a year!