Help Nuba Executive Council

The Help Nuba Executive Council is in the process of formation and is still growing. Additional names may be listed in the coming days and weeks.

To contact any council member by email, please click on the hyperlink by his or her name.

Chairs

Co-Chair and Founder Rabbi David Kaufman

Co-Chair and Founder Kristen Anderson


Nuba Mountain Leadership

Philip Tutu

  • Philip Tutu is the Chairman of the SPLM-N in the United States.

Jumaa Adam

  • Jumaa Adam is a Member of the Iowa Nuba Community Leadership and is one of the Founders of Help Nuba.

Yousif Adam

  • Yousif Adam is a Member of the Iowa Nuba Community Leadership and is one of the Founders of Help Nuba.

Idris Gardoud

  • Idris Gardoud is a Member of the Iowa Nuba Community Leadership and is one of the Founders of Help Nuba.

Mukhtar Mukhtar

  • Mukhtar Mukhtar is a Member of the Iowa Nuba Community Leadership.


Darfurian Leadership

Anwar Elnour

  • Anwar Alnour is a leader of the Darfurian Community and is one of the Founders of Help Nuba.

Ali Hassan

  • Ali Hassan is the President of the Darfur People’s Association of Iowa and is one of the Founders of Help Nuba.

Mohammed Mhdi

  • Mohammed Mhdi is the Vice President of the Darfur People’s Association of Iowa.


South Sudanese Leadership

Machar “Sam” Akec

  • Sam Akec is the leader of the SPLM in Iowa.

Rev. Francis Nyawello Chan

  • Rev. Francis Chan is a Catholic deacon working with the South Sudanese community in Des Moines, Iowa and is one of the Founders of Help Nuba.

Rev. Goanar Chol

  • Rev. Goanar Chol is the Sudanese Ministries Resource Person for the Presbytery of Des Moines, Iowa and does peace work in Jonglei State in South Sudan and is one of the Founders of Help Nuba.

Henry Lejukole

  • Henry Lejukole is a leader in the South Sudanese Community in Iowa and is one of the Founders of Help Nuba.

James Okwaramoi


Other Council Members

Mark Finkelstein

  • Mark Finkelstein is the JCRC Director for the Jewish Federation of Greater Des Moines  and is one of the Founders of Help Nuba.

Rev. Peggy Harris

  • Peggy Harris was ordained to the Diaconate by the Episcopal Diocese of Iowa. She is an activist with Des Moines for Darfur and serves St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Des Moines.

Dr. Cathy Mansfield

  • Cathy Mansfield is a Professor of Law at Drake University Law School and is the Executive Director of The Sparks Fly Upward Foundation and is one of the Founders of Help Nuba.

Yashar Vasef

  • Yashar Vasef is the Director of the Iowa United Nations Association and is one of the Founders of Help Nuba.


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