• March 8, 2008
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Meet the Team

Michael Poffenberger, Executive Director
Michael co-founded the former Uganda Conflict Action Network after studying and conducting research in Uganda in the spring of 2004. Prior to launching Resolve Uganda, Michael also served as the Associate Director of the Africa Faith and Justice Network, a Catholic advocacy organization. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, where he studied anthropology and international peace studies. Get in touch with him via Facebook here.

Peter Quaranto, Senior Researcher and Conflict Analyst
Peter was the co-founder and director of the former Uganda Conflict Action Network. He first traveled to northern Uganda in February 2005 to research the international dimensions of the conflict and has since written extensively on the topic. Peter is currently a Marshall Scholar, studying for his master's degree at Oxford University. He was recently married. Get in touch with him via Facebook here.

Alison Jones, Director of Advocacy
Alison is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, where she studied political science. She became involved with advocacy for peace in northern Uganda in the summer of 2005 and spent the past year in New York, where she worked at the Africa Desk of Franciscans International, a Catholic organization advocating at the United Nations. Get in touch with her via Facebook here.

Jesse Eaves, Director for External Relations
Jesse has a long history with Uganda. After living with his family in southern Uganda in 1994, he returned to do research in Soroti, eastern Uganda in 2001. It was there that he broadened his first-hand knowledge of the effects of the war. In both 2006 and 2007, Jesse worked in eastern Uganda on the Teso-Karamoja border and in northern Uganda rebuilding schools and infrastructure in the war-affected regions. Jesse has a Masters degree in African History from Northwestern University, and a Bachelors in History from Denison University. Get in touch with him via Facebook here.

Kenny Ferenchak, Researcher
Kenny graduated from Ohio State University with honors degrees in political science and international studies. He completed a senior thesis on post-conflict reintegration and peacebuilding that came as a result of two months of field work in Uganda. Kenny was formerly a student coordinator for Resolve Uganda's predecessor organization.

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