ZOA US BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CEDA OGADA (CHAIR)
Ceda Ogada is Deputy General Counsel at the Legal Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), where he works on country operations and IMF policy development and application. Prior to joining the IMF, Ceda worked for the United Nations in Geneva and Johannesburg and in private legal practice in the United States. A native of Kenya, he received his preparatory education in Nairobi. He holds a BA in Liberal Arts from Dartmouth College (1988) and a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School (1991). Mr. Ogada is married to Zadinga, a native of Zambia, and has three children, Msangwa (11), Thomas (8) and Osewe (6).
ADRIANNE V. DOHERTY (ALTERNATE CHAIR)
Adrianne has an extensive background in international development and democracy programs. She served on the Committee for Free Trade Unionism, AFL-CIO for two years to assist Cuban dissidents and exiled trade union leaders struggling to build democratic unions in Cuba. She also worked seventeen years at the American Center for International Labor Solidarity, AFL-CIO. Her work includes campaigns for women and labor rights and programs to support worker rights, democratic transitions, international labor standards, human rights, inter-ethnic cooperation and dialogue, international exchange programs and women’s leadership. Ms. Doherty holds a B.A. from George Mason University and an M.A. from the American University in Washington, D.C.
LINDA LIWEWE-BONSU (TREASURER)
Linda Liwewe - Bonsu, A Zambian national, works for the World Bank Group in Washington DC as Resource Management Officer. She is a Chartered Certified Accountant by profession and a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA). She is also a holder of an MBA from the Middlesex University, London. Linda has held various management positions in Finance, Resource Management, and Accounting in several industries including Development Banking, Mining, Energy, Manufacturing, and Charities . Her work experience spans across the UK, USA, Ghana, and Africa. In her career, Linda has a proven track record in risk management, financial management, and accounting and has presented several working papers in risk management, budget preparation, consolidation, and monitoring, and policy implementation. She has a strong record in change management, and has provided successful leadership in several organizations. She is married and with two children.
Emma Mubagwe is Senior Executive Assistant at the World Bank Group Corporate Secretariat. Emma began her professional career at the Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines in Mufulira, Zambia. She later joined the Ministry of Home Affairs in Lusaka. She accompanied her husband to England and worked at the Zambia High Commission and the Royal Institute of British Architects in London. Upon returning to Zambia, and prior to joining the World Bank Group, she worked at the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). She is a widow and a mother of four girls.
SHIMWAAYI MUNTEMBA (FOUNDING CHAIR)
Shimwaayi Muntemba, a citizen of Zambia, was co-founder of ZOA in the United States of America in 2000 and served as its founding President. In ZOA's early days, Shimwaayi spearheaded the sustainability and growth of the organization. Her personal loss of younger sisters and brothers, leaving behind a total of eleven orphans, helped her understand the gravity of children who are orphaned, and created in her a passion for assisting children orphaned by AIDS in her home country. When she retired her position at the World Bank, Washington DC, she started spending more time with family in the UK, and was instrumental in establishing a ZOA branch there, known as ZOA UK. Shimwaayi serves as a Trustee and Vice-Chairpeson on the ZOA UK Board. She holds a BA (UK), MA UNZA and PhD(UCLA).
LENA PRICE NCHAKO
Lena Prince Nchako is principal of LPN Consulting, LLC, a firm that specializes in implementing philanthropic, economic and diaspora programs, focused on structuring universities and nonprofit organizations to raise revenues and impact. As an industry leader, Lena has implemented programs for governments, nongovernmental organizations, tertiary educational institutions, communities and businesses.
Lena is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Catholic University Institute of BUEA, member of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education(CASE). Lena is Senior Consultant for the Panhandle Educational Consulting Services, Origins Expo, and the Constituency for Africa (CFA). She is a regular advisor, speaker, writer and advocate for systemic and sustainable diaspora engagement; capacity building; infrastructure and partnership development; prioritizing resource mobilization and compliance; and strategic implementation.