Our Board

KidsUganda is an all volunteer organization guided by a dedicated board of directors

David Andersen


David is an independent consultant specializing in partnership building and value creation (both social and economic) and he is conducting research in conscious choice. In 2011, Dave retired as Vice President-Global Business Development at Diversey, Inc. after 20 years in Business Development at the Johnson family of companies. Prior to that he worked in Corporate Finance for Morgan Stanley. Dave is a Certified Lifeline Practitioner. He is a racquet sports and outdoor adventure enthusiast. Dave and his wife Mary live in Lake Bluff and have four children, Scott, Jack, Colleen, and Margaret. Contact David at dave@kidsuganda.com. 

Mary Andersen

Youth Board Coordinator

Mary has been involved with KidsUganda since its inception in 2006. She traveled to Uganda in 2009 with her family and founded the KidsUganda Youth Board with local high school students in 2010. Mary formally joined the Board in 2011 as the Youth Board Coordinator. She is on the board of The Mustard Seed – a Fair Trade Shop in Lake Forest, Illinois and volunteers at the store several times per month. Mary is a mentor for a college student through College Bound Opportunities and is a past board member of the Lake Buff School District. Contact Mary at mary@kidsuganda.com.

Komi Bobtsey Ketedji


Komi has worked in bank supervision for the past 18 years, with the past 13 spent in the Midwest. Komi hails from Togo in West Africa and has been living in the U.S. for over 20 years. He joined the KidsUganda Board in September 2012. Komi is an avid follower of Bears football and international soccer. He and his wife Netty live in Maywood, Illinois, with their children Belinda and Isaiah. Contact Komi at komi@kidsuganda.com


David Koopman


David has worked in the financial services industry for over twenty years, and held leadership positions with market leaders such as Citigroup, JPM Chase, and MasterCard.  His educational back includes an Executive Certificate in Sales and Marketing from the Kellogg School of Management, an MBA from Loyola University, and an Undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Illinois State University.  On the personal side, David has locally managed and coached many youth baseball programs and participated in numerous campaigns with Chicago-based Grant-A-Wish. Contact David at david.koopman@kidsuganda.com.

Daniel Saltzman


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Dan is a full-time student at Miami University, Ohio, with the goal of attending law school after college. He has a true passion for the mission of KidsUganda. Dan started working with the KidsUganda Youth Board in 2011 and has continued to be involved in college through the KidsUganda Miami chapter. He went to Uganda in the summer of 2013 where he was inspired to do more with the organization. Dan’s goal as our College Liaison will be to spread KidsUganda to universities around the United States. If you are interested in starting a college chapter, please contact Dan at daniel@kidsuganda.com.


Jake Stefan

Communications Director

Jake is junior marketing major at Miami University and is the current president of the KidsUganda Miami Chapter and just recently joined the board in 2016. Jake resides in Orland Park, IL and has a sales internship with Coyote Logistics for the summer of 2016. On a personal side, Jake is a die-hard Cubs fan and enjoys going golfing with his friends and fishing in his free time He is very excited to be apart of the KU board and looks forward to the future. Contact Jake at jake@kidsuganda.com. 


Anne Drew

Child Sponsorship Program

Anne grew up in Indianapolis, IN and now lives in Chicago, IL. She received her B.A in Psychology from Indiana University and her M.A in special education from Ball State University. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who has worked with individuals with autism and other developmental delays in the applied behavior analysis/verbal field for eight years. She is exited to joi the KU board and to strengthen communication between sponsor and Maranatha Schools