Meet our team! Here you can find information about our directors, administrators and health personnel. For the full staff list, click here.

Dr Nicholas Okunu – Executive Director

Nicholas Okunu is a medical scientific officer (Hematologist) with a bachelor in Medicine and Medical Lab Science. He is trained in hospital blood transfusion management systems, and recently completed his graduate program in Health Service Management. Mr. Okunu has worked for the Ministry of Health as a health service coordinator for malaria control programs, HIV/AIDS prevention and control, and medicine chain management. Furthermore, he has worked as a vice chairperson for the Ugandan Medical Association in  the Northern Uganda region. Mr Okunu founded Child Hug Uganda with Mr Larem and works as Executive Director for the organization.

Jackson Larem

Deputy Director for Education

Jackson Larem holds a degree in Business Administration. He has worked as a field officer for Path Ministry and as a project coordinator for Global Refugee International. He currently works for Samaritan Purse International as a field manager in humanitarian food relief. He and Mr Okunu founded Child Hug Uganda in 2011.

Brenda Apio

Programme Manager

Brenda Apio is has graduated from the MSc programme in Global Health at the University of Copenhagen and holds a Bachelor in Public Administration and Management from Gulu University. She has worked for the Insurance Company of East Africa and the Aids Information Center Lira, and interned at the WHO. She serves as programme manager for the organization, focusing on fund raising and health projects.

Kina-Kira Hiller

Communication, Fund Raising and Programme Coordinaton 

Kina-Kira Hiller studies a MSc in Global Health at the University of Copenhagen and holds a Bachelor in Economics and Management Science. She has gained working experience at the WHO and in several NGOs. She joined the team in 2015 and is responsible for communication, fund raising and programme coordination. She has visited CHU on the ground in 2016 and 2017.

Mr Angena Moses

Clinical Officer

Angena Moses has joind CHU as a clinical officer at the medical clinic in 2017. He oversees daily activities, and treats and counsels patients.

Dr Kizito Okulu

Senior Clinical Officer

Kizito Okulu holds a diploma in clinical medicine. He started working for CHU in 2011.