Mr. Mike Barnett MizwaBoard Chairman
Dr. Adeodata KekitinwaExecutive Director
Mr. David NuwamanyaVice Chairperson
Mr. Mike Barnett Mizwa
Mr. Mizwa is the chair to the Board of Directors for Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation-Uganda. He is an award recipient of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s Price Fellowship in HIV Prevention Leadership for developing the first HIV/AIDS offender education training-of-trainers program throughout the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. He is the Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President for the Baylor College of Medicine International Pediatric AIDS Initiative (BIPAI) at Texas Children’s Hospital, the parent organization that established and brings together the entire Children’s Clinical Centers of Excellence (COE) globally. The network now includes COEs in Swaziland, Malawi, Romania, Botswana, Lesotho and Tanzania among others.
Mr. Mizwa has over 26 years experience in non-profit HIV/AIDS prevention and social services and extensive experience globally in pediatric HIV/AIDS program development, administration and management, human resources development and government relations. As Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Mizwa oversees the BIPAI Network operations, which has an aggregate annual budget of $42 million. Mr. Mizwa has received numerous local, state, and national awards in HIV prevention and leadership.
Prior to joining BIPAI in 2004, Mr. Mizwa spent over 17 years with AIDS Foundation Houston, one of the largest non-profit AIDS service organizations in the United States, where he served as Outreach Coordinator, Director of Education, Vice President-Community Affairs and ultimately Chief Executive Officer. In partnership with AIDS Foundation Houston, Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital, Mr. Mizwa co-founded Camp Hope in 1996, one of the country’s first and largest recreational summer camps for children living with HIV/AIDS and the camp still thrives to this day in Texas, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Malawi, Uganda, Tanzania and Romania. Additionally, AIDS Foundation Houston and BIPAI, teamed up to raise funds and build two Habitat for Humanity Houston homes specifically designated for families living with HIV/AIDS, at the time (2000), the first of their kind in the world.
Dr. Adeodata Kekitinwa