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Staff

Caitlin McCoy, Director of HVUCaitlin McKoy, Director of HVU
In 1991, Caitlin graduated from Bryn Mawr College, receiving a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the New School for Social Research in 2003. From 2003 until 2011 she worked at Goldman Sachs, New York, both as an Analyst in Credit Research and as an Associate in the Securities Division, before departing in 2012 to pursue creative writing. Caitlin has been helping HVU achieve its philanthropic goals since 2013.

Amanda Kara - Chief Development OfficerAmanda Kara, Chief Development Officer
In 1988, Amanda immigrated to Kenya as a refugee from Sudan, then immigrated to the United States in 1995. In 2005, Amanda graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a BS in Biology-Chemistry and an MA in Exercise Physiology. While at UAB, Amanda was Captain of the Track & Field Team and distinguished herself as a varsity letterman, academic all-American and all-conference star. Since 2008, Amanda has lent her considerable talents to HVU, handling development and overseeing daily operations. With three marathons under her belt, Amanda also enjoys coaching other runners and is a personal trainer at the Chatham Club of Chatham, NJ.

Geoffrey Tumwineyo - Enrichment Program DirectorGeoffrey Tumwineyo, Enrichment Program Director
Geoffrey graduated from the National Teacher's College, Kabale, in 1992 with a Diploma in Secondary Education, before earning a Bachelor of Education Degree from Uganda Christian University, Mukono in 2005. From 1994 until 2012, Geoffrey served as Compassion International's Project Director in western Uganda, and is currently registered as a Graduate Teacher with the Ministry of Education.  Since 2012, Geoffrey's leadership in the Nyaruhangan community has driven the Enrichment Program's success.