Board of Directors
Chair of the Board/Founder
Dr. Angela M Wakhweya is a Global Public Health Advisor, having served as a leader, innovator and technical officer in US based non-profits such as Oxfam America, Save the Children and Family Health International. She has served as a public health leader at the State and County levels in Maryland before deciding to utilize her depth and breadth of knowledge of global public health to start Global Public Health Linkages, Inc
Vice-Chair of the Board
Donna Leadmon is a small business entrepreneur, working specifically in the field of interior design. She has utilized her creative abilities to reach beyond residential projects to include church design and furnishings, homeless shelter projects and medical offices. Donna traveled to Uganda for the first time in 2017 where she helped design and furnish an inviting residence for visiting missionaries. She is currently sponsoring a nursing student who will graduate in 2020. She has used her gifts of hospitality and service to lead a home-based women’s bible study for nearly a decade. Donna is dedicated to the family centered mission of GPHL and is the creative genius behind the Dolls on a Mission and Jesus is the Greatest Of All Time year-round Fund-Raising Campaigns.
Secretary of the Board
Marsha Boehm has served as a Senior Administrator in various organizations in Annapolis, MD for the past 20 years while at the same time supporting their family run business. She visited Africa for the first time in 2016 and knew that her life mission was set and has been back two times since. She is committed to serving Global Public Health Linkages with her gifts of administration, service and compassion.
Member - Medical Missions
Rebecca Holland is a registered nurse with over 30 years of clinical experience in the care of patients in acute care settings, specializing in intensive care, post-anesthesia care and HIV/AIDS care. She is also a certified fitness trainer who combines her knowledge of health with wellness initiatives. She first visited Uganda in 2007, and returned in 2015. Her passion for educating and supporting people on their wellness journey is part of why she is a champion of GPHL’s vision of combining health and education for those in rural Uganda and Ghana.
Member - Social Support
Leanne Lane trained as a Clinical Social Worker Leanne was a Child & Family Therapist for 13 years prior to her move to Maryland. For the last 12 years she has been the Director of the Care Network at her home church helping people find hope and healing through a variety of resources within the church and in the community. She first visited Uganda in 2007, and in 2018 returned on her 10th mission trip. She has a passion for educating and supporting people as they seek better health for themselves and for their families. This desire fits perfectly with the Vision, Mission and Goals of GPHL.
Dr. Angela M. Wakhweya serves as Executive Director of GPHL, Inc. She is a native of Uganda and knows the country well. She speaks Luganda ad Lugisu and has numerous classmates serving in the health infrastructure of Uganda. Resident in Maryland, she has traveled numerous times to her homeland Uganda and Ghana as she built the foundation of this non-profit with the current Board members.
Marsha Boehm has served in a variety of administrative roles with an emphasis in community and team building, sustainability and waste reduction. She is an avid stakeholder in small business growth and community development and supports her husband and their sons in their small business that manufactures materials to improve storm water quality.
She visited Uganda for the first time in 2016 following a preliminary study of East Africa, small enterprise farming and the development of the region. She returned to Uganda for the second time in the summer of 2018.
Nana Addo is an undergraduate student at The George Washington University, set to graduate with her BA in International Affairs; concentrating in Global Public Health and Economics; in 2020. Her family comes from Ghana, which she has visited many times. She is passionate about the mission of Global Public Health Linkages and has great compassion for the people in this region and love for public health education. She serves as Webmaster for Global Public Health Linkages, Inc.