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ASSET Board of Directors

Board Members / Volunteers


Efosa Ojomo, MBA

Originally from Nigeria, Efosa came to the U.S. in 2000 to attend university and graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2005 with a degree in Computer Engineering. He later attended Harvard Business School where he earned a Masters in Business Administration. He is the founder of the non-profit organization, Poverty Stops Here.

Solomon Mugisha Ondoma, MD

is a Neurosurgeon at Mercy One Hospital in Mason city, Iowa. Born and raised in Uganda, he attended Mbarara University of Science and Technology for his medical degree. Upon completion of his internship, he worked at CURE Hospital for Children in Mbale Uganda. In 2008 he moved to the University of Wisconsin in Madison, USA to take a research associate position in the department of Neurosurgery. He then completed his residency training in neurosurgey in 2018. He is married to his university sweetheart Dr. Cissy Nakyajja Ondoma, who holds a PHD in Nursing. They are blessed with three children: Elizabeth 13, Zion 10 and Elisha 4.

Anne Dougherty, MD

Anne Dougherty, M.D. is the Dean’s Gender Equity Liaison, director of the Global Women’s Health Program and an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine. Dr. Dougherty graduated from the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine and completed a residency in OBGYN at the University of Vermont Medical Center.  When not in the operating room performing minimally invasive gynecologic procedures, the focus of her work is in medical education, mentorship and advocacy, particularly around issues of gender equity. Since 2013, she has moved between her home base at the University of Vermont and East Africa, working with Ugandan and Tanzanian partners to participate in research and capacity building projects and design ethical and equitable global health programs for trainees and faculty on both sides. Additionally, Dr. Dougherty is a sought-after mentor for both medical students and residents whether on the topic of global health, career development or medical education.

Namayanja Alex Mpiima

Alex is a member of the Mothers Union in Gayaza, Wampeewo (one of the many communities in Uganda where ASSET works) and a leader among women in her community.

For over 10-years, Alex has served as the key liaison between ASSET at the different universities and institutes of higher learning with which the organization partners in order to deliver on its mission of improving access to higher education for young Ugandan women.

Alex has expertise in accounting and sales and is crucial for ASSET’s work in managing key strategic relationships in Uganda.

Christopher Lukolyo, MBA

Chris grew up and went to school in Uganda before moving to the US to attend graduate school in Minnesota. Seeing the low university graduation rates in Uganda, in comparison to the rest of the world and the shortage of mentoring and career guidance, Chris co-founded ASSET to help address these needs.