Our success as an organization is the result of the tireless dedication of our staff and volunteers. Many of them have represented the Trust internationally, winning year-long internships in the U.S., presenting papers at conferences and being recognized with awards for their efforts. Their passion and commitment lingers with anyone lucky enough to meet them and we are pleased to introduce them here.

Board of Trustees

Edgar Buhanga

Uganda Wildlife Authority

Chairman

Tammy Palmer

The Jane Goodall Institute Uganda
Member

Pauline Nantongo Kalunda

ECOTRUST

Member

James Musinguzi

Uganda Wildlife Education Center

Member

Michelle Stumpe

Children Of Conservation

Member

Maggie Balaskas

Bornfree Foundation

Member

Directors

Lilly Ajarova

Executive Director

Born & raised in Uganda, Lilly has served as Executive Director for over 10 years and is responsible for leading all aspects of Chimpanzee Trust, including serving as an international leader and spokesperson for chimpanzee conservation.Read More

Dr. Joshua Rukundo

Joshua Rukundo

Conservation Programes Director

Dr. Rukundo is the Chimpanzee Trust senior Veterinarian, with experience of over 10 years. He is responsible for the health of the chimpanzees at Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary. He’s also serving as the Trust’s program director. Read More

Management Team

Silver Birungi

Education Officer

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Nebat Kasozi

Conservation Officer

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John Kalonde

Finance & Administration Manager

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Christine Nyange

Office Administrator

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Martha Nansamba

Marketing Officer

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Dr. Titus Mukungu

Sanctuary Manager

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Innocent Ampiere

Asistant Sanctuary Manager
Animal Welfare

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Phillip Sekulya

Asistant Sanctuary Manager
Administration

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Dorothy Basemera

Guest Relations &
Partnership Officer

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Otim Samuel

Finance Officer

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Sanctuary Staff: Animal Care

Byron Ssemambo

Senior Caregiver

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Okel Amos

Senior Caregiver

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Paul Nyenje

Senior Caregiver

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Joseph Masereka

Caregiver

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Joseph Kaale

Caregiver

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Stanley Kyama

Caregiver

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Stanley Hategeka

Caregiver

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Ronald Bataze

Caregiver

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Moses Bageya

Caregiver

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Boris Waigo

Caregiver

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Evelyn Amono

Caregiver/ Volunteer

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Sanctuary Staff: Hospitality

Irene Atuhairwe

Reservation Officer

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Harriet Namuli

Assistant Reservation Officer

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Yusufu Musumba

Boat Captain

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Godfrey Okwaimungu

Assistant Boat Captain
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John Mutambo

Chef

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Grace Namatovu

House Keeper

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Mark Musiime

Marketing Assistant/ Volunteer

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Field Staff

Janepher Atuhairwe

Field Asistant

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Moses Aganyira

KWEC Ag. Manager

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Hillary Ategeka

Field Monitor

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Office Staff

Hanifa Chandiru

Administrative Assistant

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Joan Mukisa

Accounts Assistant

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Richard Nyakuta

Security Officer

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Betty Augucia

House keeper/ Caregiver

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