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Meet the Team


Suzan Rickett

Executive Director

Suzan was born and raised in Uganda, and studied at Makerere University. Her path brought her to the Bay Area of California where she studied nursing. She married her husband, has 3 young boys and works as nurse.

Suzan's passion and love for children drove her to start Greater Vision International, together with her husband. The needs that the children in Sogolero have for basic nutrition, health and education is why she started this organization, and why so many young people in Uganda will have opportunities that they otherwise would never have.

Joel Rickett

Chief of Operations

Joel was raised in the Bay Area of California, where he met and married Suzan. Together they have started Greater Vision with the intention of helping children get a quality education, and receive nutrition and health services that they so desperately need.

Joel's experience working and volunteering with non-profits as well as his BA in business and MS in marketing help him in running the day to day operations of GVU.  He seeks to raise awareness for the great need of education in Uganda and inspire others to join in the vision that he and his wife have through Greater Vision.


Margaret Aliker

Acting Director in Uganda

Maggie is from Kampala, Uganda and has always had a heart to help those children in communities that have great need.
With her constant direction and work in Sogolero on behalf of Greater Vision Uganda, the vision is coming into being.  She is Greater Vision on the ground leading the team in Uganda and our efforts to move this vision forward and build Greater Vision Academy

Madhu Amesur

Fundraising Committee Chair

Madhu lives in the Bay Area and was born in Uganda with deep passion and love to serve those from her birthplace.  Her 14 years experience in fundraising and volunteering will be a great attribute for GVU in its mission to build the school and serve the kids of Sogolero.

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​Ronald Kayondo

Volunteer in Uganda

Ronald lives in Uganda and has volunteered his time to help Greater Vision establish itself in Sogolero, Uganda.  He has experience running his own school in Uganda and will continue to assist GVU as it grows.

Maria Nabbaale

Case Worker

Maria currently lives in Kampala, Uganda and is actively involved in Sogolero.  She works closely with Margaret to serve the families and children that GVU serves.  Her service to the village of Sogolero is vital to our mission.

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Ms. Namayanja Reginah

Principal of Greater Vision Academy

Ms. Reginah lives in Kampala, Uganda and is the principal of Greater Vision Academy in Uganda. Prior to her appointment with Greater Vision, she worked with Cream Site International School and taught at Spirit and Word Christian Academy. Her passion is to help the next generation attain their best in life and receive a quality education. Having good and qualified teachers for the children at Greater Vision Academy is a key to their success, and Ms. Reginah takes great pride in leading this team.

Nabatanzi Monica 

Head Teacher of Greater Vision Academy

Monica is a proud teacher and has been teaching young students since 2000. She is an administrator and facilitator at Greater Vision Academy. The joy she brings to every student and every class session is contagious. Her passion for children has always drawn her to opportunities to serve and support them.


Monica has taught at a number of schools in Uganda, including Hillside School, Cream Site Primary School, and Pride Way Primary School. She served as a senior teacher there and was in full charge of her respective class. Her leadership and skills in management, planning, and communication are invaluable to our mission.

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