Our Team


Denise Soltis, B.S. Pharm, MSGH

Executive Director (U.S.)

Leonard Otiende

Umoja Project Director (Kenya)

Linda Olasya

Umoja Project Deputy Director (Kenya)

Jeremiah Owaka

Umoja Project Officer (Kenya)

Board of Directors


Dr. James Lemons, M.D. – Chairman          Riley Hospital, Indiana University Health Physicians, Indiana University School of Medicine; Professor of Pediatrics              Second Presbyterian Church

Board members:

Todd Daniels-Howell                                     Indiana University; Associate Dean for Collections (retired)                                           North United Methodist Church

Marie LeRoy – Wild Birds Unlimited, Sales Trainer                                                                            St. Pius X Catholic Church

Andy Longo – Delta Tau Delta; Vice President of Education and Programming      Northminster Presbyterian

Angela Ockerman-JonesButler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences; Assistant Dean for Student Affairs                North United Methodist Church

Catherine Reese – Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.; Attorney                        Second Presbyterian Church

Douglas A. Mills CPA, CGMA – Treasurer  EarthRX; Chief Financial Officer      Congregation Beth El Zedec

Shawna Hubbard – Secretary                    Corteva Agriscience; U.S. Product Manager          

Nancy Flamme – Indiana University Health; Social Worker (retired)                       Northminster Presbyterian Church

Saimir Qaulliu – Colliers International; Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director Representative of Al Huda Foundation

Kathy Miller – Laboratory for Diagnostic and Analytical Cytometry; Laboratory Manager (retired)                                                              Tabernacle Presbyterian Church

Shae Jansen – Indiana University School of Medicine; Medical Student                                        Former Umoja Partnership Intern in Kenya

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!