Chief Executive Officer:  Dr. Nathaniel Dunigan

Chief of Staff:  Mr. Nsereko Tom

Bios below:

Dr. Nathaniel Dunigan, Chief Executive Officer

Reynolds Fellow in Social Entrepreneurship, Harvard Kennedy School

Dammeyer Fellow in Global Education Leadership, University of San Diego

Since Nathaniel founded AidChild in 2000, the now largely self-sustained organization has cared for 3,000 children living with HIV/AIDS in East Africa. He lived in rural Uganda for nine years before attending Harvard University where he completed a Master’s Degree in Education, specializing in Human Development and Psychology. He was also a Reynolds Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, and winner of the 2010 Harvard HDP Marshal Award. He also holds a PhD in Education and Leadership from the University of San Diego where he was the Dammeyer Fellow in Global Education Leadership.


Nathaniel has testified before the United States Congress as an expert witness in the identification of best practices of care for orphans and vulnerable children in Africa.


Before moving to Uganda, he served as Deputy Director of the Office of the Governor of Arizona, and Director of Education at Leadership, Inc. He is the author of “We Are Not Mahogany: Three stories about the male African life.”


Mr. Nsereko Tom, Chief of Staff

Tom has more than 20 years’ experience with AidChild, working on the front lines of the HIV/AIDS response in Uganda. In his current role as the Chief of Staff at the AidChild Leadership Institute, he is guiding the team and students into stage four of our own response: fostering independence for young people living with HIV while creating a model of leadership for an HIV-free generation. 


Tom is also CEO at Lwaz (U) Ltd, an executive consulting agency. He has lived and worked in the United States Virgin Islands where he managed the headquarters of the third largest mill-works company in the Caribbean.


He speaks three languages: Luganda, Swahili, and English.


Tom was formerly a member of the Ugandan National Cycling Team, representing the country at competitions across the continent. He lives with his wife and three children at their home in Setta Kasangati.