Staff & Partners

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USA

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Doug Hayes

Executive Director

After graduating from Messiah College, Doug worked as a counselor and social worker for several years before joining the pastoral team of Covenant Fellowship Church (Glen Mills, PA) in 2001. The following year, he was commissioned by the church to establish Covenant Mercies as a separate non-profit organization. As Executive Director, he travels frequently to Africa and enjoys fostering relationships with our indigenous partners. Doug is passionate about music, gardening, and the ATP men’s tennis tour.  He and his wife, Rachel, have three daughters and reside in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

David Mayinja

Director of International Development

David was born and raised in Uganda before relocating to the United States to earn a Master’s Degree in International Development. Prior to joining the Covenant Mercies team, David worked as a senior accountant for a leading philanthropic research and consulting firm. He joined Covenant Mercies in 2008. David presently manages the Uganda programs, while also implementing and monitoring financial controls and accountability for all the international programs. David resides in the Greater Philadelphia area with his wife Carolyn and their two daughters. He loves reading, cooking, biking, and spending time with his daughters.

Joanne Burak

Director of Development

Joanne Burak is a graduate of Drexel University. Prior to her current position, she worked in Development for a non-profit theatre company in Philadelphia. She joined the Covenant Mercies team in 2015, and oversees donor relations, communications, and special events for the ministry.  Joanne resides in Eastern Delaware County, PA with her husband Steve, where they are members of a local church plant. Her favorite things include sharing a meal with friends and family, gardens, reading, coffee shops, board games, and the arts.

Charlot Sanders

Finance Administrator

Joyce Rickert

Sponsorship Administrator

Carlos Garcia

Finance Manager

Ethiopia

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Hilina Atlabachew

Program Coordinator

Sabina Digrande

Caseworker/Administrative Assistant

Selome Tiruneh

Accountant

Eastern Uganda

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Hellen Ofwono

Program Coordinator

Moses Etyang

Office Administrator

Robert Sanya

Accountant

Andrew Amodoi

Lead Caseworker

Arthur Oburu

Caseworker

Harriet Wabule

Caseworker

Benon Eburat

Program Nurse

Patrick Epuret

Farm Manager

Christine Achieng

Administrative Assistant

Western Uganda

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Moses Nkwatsibwe

Program Coordinator

Denis Lumumba

Accountant/Office Administrator

Geoffrey Ndegyeya

Caseworker

Samuel Twinamatsiko

Caseworker

Godfrey Tumusiime

Caseworker

Gorreti Komusana

Lead Caseworker

Siima Tumugabirwe

Program Nurse

Zambia

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Zicky Chanda

Director, Lighthouse Christian School

Pasha Magaba

Caseworker

Aggie Kamba

Accountant

Berlia Nanyinza Mwansa

Administrative Assistant