john wanda

Director, Co-Founder

John graduated from Makerere University with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. In 1996, he and Joyce immigrated to the US after winning a diversity visa lottery. John currently works as Principal and Vice President for Finance at Chapman Cubine and Hussey, a direct marketing firm based in Arlington, VA. John’s work with REACH has earned him Humanitarian of the Year award from the American Chiropractic Association, the Emmett Cock Social Justice Award, and Citizen of the Year from Rotary International District 7610 and numerous other awards. John has been covered by the Washington Post and other newspapers and media and regularly appears on radio programs in Uganda and speaks at various events. Read more of John’s story on our Founders page.