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NICOLE GIUSTI

President, Board Chair

Nicole is a current Harvard Business School student. Prior to joining ACT, Nicole was accepted into Global Health Corps, a fellowship program that is committed to developing leaders in global health. As part of this program, she moved to Uganda, where she lived for 1.5 years and worked for LifeNet International.  Nicole graduated from Boston College with degrees in Marketing and Information Systems and a minor in Applied Psychology & Human Development. 

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RICHARD WALUSIMBI

Vice President

Richard graduated from Ndejje University with a degree in Information Technology. He has a decade of experience in internal development and has worked for numerous organizations that promote the welfare of children. He is one of ACT's founders and has served as a representative of the organization for years, at times traveling outside of Uganda to promote our work. 

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RONALD SSEMPIJJA

Artistic Director

Ronald is a graduate of Mutesa Wano Royal University with a degree in Business Management. He is a self taught juggler and acrobat who has traveled outside Uganda on five separate occasions to perform. Ronald is one of ACT's founders and is now a member of our Senior Team. In 2018, he traveled to Benin to compete in an international juggling competition where he placed second. 

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DENIS LUKYAMUZI

Program Officer

Denis is one of ACT’s founders and is now a member of our Senior Team and a coach. Denis has been doing acrobatics since 2004 and has traveled internationally to perform. 

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MICHAEL RICE

Michael got his start in the Circus Arts as an Original cast member of Mystere by Cirque Du Soleil. He founded Inversion Entertainment in 1998 and has since created acrobatic entertainment worldwide for companies including the NFL, NBA, Disney World, Six Flags, Sea World, Universal Pictures, and was Circus Producer for NBC's Celebrity Circus. He also owns Gymcats Gymnastics Center in Henderson NV.

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JULIUS KIRYA

Julius is a public health professional with a master of public health degree from the University of Manchester. For the last 6 years, Julius has served with various International and National Organizations in research, monitoring and evaluation, and project management to promote social justice and health equity to underserved populations. He is currently working with LifeNet International, a not-for-profit public health organization leading the scaling of non-communicable diseases care project in 8 districts in Uganda. He has also worked on various projects in maternal and child health, youth empowerment, HIV, and education of orphans and vulnerable children. He has trained in leadership with Global Health Corps training institute and social impact analysis with the Rockefeller Foundation.

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