OUR VOLUNTEER BOARD
Dr. Micael Clarke, Chair
Micael Clarke is associate professor of English at Loyola University. She has worked with the Brothers of St. Charles Lwanga for 30 years, serving as teacher, fundraiser, grant writer, and academic advisor. In her current position as Board Chair, she manages all meetings, public outreach, and fundraising. She maintains communication between the Board members, the Brothers in Africa, and the Foundation's friends and donors.
Dr. Susan Ross
Dr. Susan Ross is Professor of Theology at Loyola University Chicago. She holds a doctorate from the University of Chicago and has traveled to the areas the Bannakaroli serve three times. She assists the Board with fundraising and education.
Jim was born in Chicago, attended Loyola Academy, received his B.S. in Economics from Holy Cross College, and an MBA from the University of Chicago. After serving over two years in the Peace Corps in Peru, he joined his father's
trading firm on the Midwest Stock Exchange and spent over 30 years there as a specialist. Since retiring in 2003, he has
dedicated himself to his family and various organizations like Heart to Heart, the Peruvian Arts Society,
and the Bannakaroli Foundation. He is a board member of the Foundation and has helped raise funds for several water scarcity-related projects in conjunction with Water Charity, another organization working with past Peace Corps volunteers.
Brother Isidore Luyinda
A Bannakaroli Brother, Isidore Luyinda earned a degree in accounting after three years of formation in religious life. He has served as an accountant for the Brothers and, since completing his masters in business at Loyola University Chicago, serves as general treasurer. He supervises Bannakaroli projects and maintains communication with the Board about project progress.
Brother Gordian Twesigye
For almost fourteen years, Gordian has served the Bannakaroli in various schools as teacher, social worker, and administrator. He holds an advanced degree in social work from Loyola University Chicago and has served the Board as treasurer.
Wanda Glitz is a military wife and registered nurse. After being honorably discharged from the Air National Guard as Captain, she has volunteered extensively in homeless outreach, pro-life work, immigration assistance, historic preservation, and religious education. At the Bannakaroli Foundation, she has organized fundraisers to benefit the Brothers' St. Joseph Tech/Sec School in Uganda.
Robert and his wife have hosted fundraisers for the Brothers at their home and served on the board since its founding. After retiring from the Air Force in 2001 as a Colonel, Robert served Vice-President of Operations at an aerospace company with expertise in financial budgeting and project management. He has US Air Force Academy, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and US Naval War College.
Ellen Gull Patrick McCarthy Bruce Montes Lisa Salvatore