Jill Whitecap, MBA – U.S. Business Manager

Jill has been Ugandan Gold Coffee’s United States Business Manager since 2006.  Visiting Uganda on a mission that summer, she fell in love with the wonderful people and the beautiful country while being affected by the overwhelming poverty.  She is passionate about making a difference in the everyday lives of Ugandan families through the sale of Ugandan Gold Coffee.  Jill and her husband, Brian, have 6 children and live in the Pittsburgh, PA area.


Herbert Asiimwe, CPA –  Business Coordinator

Herbert (right) is one of Ugandan Gold Coffee’s farm managers as well as acting as the Business Coordinator in Uganda for all of our development projects.  Herbert feels that one of the major obstacles to progress in his country is corruption and that CPAs can be instrumental in preventing it by strict adherence to financial accountability.  He lives in the town of Hoima, Uganda with his wife, Justine, and their three sons.

Francis Tumuhainwe – Coffee Farm Supervisor

Following the retirement of Jessica, who was our first farm manager, the operation of the coffee farm was put into Francis’ (left) capable hands. He has worked for Ugandan Gold Coffee for 5 years, most recently as a team leader. He is married and he and his wife have five children.

Judy Gates – Bookkeeper

Judy is Ugandan Gold’s bookkeeper.  With more than 20 years of experience, she is a valuable asset in our office.  Judy and her husband, Glenn, have one grown daughter and 2 grandchildren.

CEED Board of Directors:
Graham Hodgetts, President
Pete Cady
Les Gutzwiller
Worth Helms
Mark LoDico
Len Petrancosta
Jim West
Frank Klein
Kim Garrett
Nate Goodnow

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