Eileen Koff |   President & CEO   Eileen is a Certified Professional Organizer (CPO), and founder of  To The Next Level , a professional organizing business based on Long Island, New York. Beginning in 2008, following a visit to Entebbe, Uganda and the nearby fishing communities, she was exposed to the real needs of children living in Africa, and began supporting twelve young children--enhancing their home life conditions, providing clothing, tuition for schools and solar lanterns for studies.  This led her to subsequently found, lead and support with her husband Wayne, the Peace Island Children’s Center (PICC).

Eileen Koff | President & CEO

Eileen is a Certified Professional Organizer (CPO), and founder of To The Next Level, a professional organizing business based on Long Island, New York. Beginning in 2008, following a visit to Entebbe, Uganda and the nearby fishing communities, she was exposed to the real needs of children living in Africa, and began supporting twelve young children--enhancing their home life conditions, providing clothing, tuition for schools and solar lanterns for studies.  This led her to subsequently found, lead and support with her husband Wayne, the Peace Island Children’s Center (PICC).

Wayne C. Koff |   Chairman   Wayne is President and CEO of the Human Vaccines Project, a non-profit with the mission to decode the human immune system to accelerate development of vaccines and therapeutics for major global diseases. Formerly, he was Chief Scientific Officer for the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, where he led the research and development team that developed and tested HIV vaccines, and built labs and clinics in Africa for HIV diagnosis, prevention and treatment.  He co-founded the PICC with his wife Eileen.

Wayne C. Koff | Chairman

Wayne is President and CEO of the Human Vaccines Project, a non-profit with the mission to decode the human immune system to accelerate development of vaccines and therapeutics for major global diseases. Formerly, he was Chief Scientific Officer for the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, where he led the research and development team that developed and tested HIV vaccines, and built labs and clinics in Africa for HIV diagnosis, prevention and treatment.  He co-founded the PICC with his wife Eileen.

 
Bonnie Bender   Bonnie is an independent consultant working on a wide variety of global public health issues. She has lived and worked in Africa for most of her career, most recently in Kenya as the African Regional Director for the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative. In that capacity, she led a portfolio of health research and HIV/AIDS programs, including work within Ugandan fishing communities to identify health issues and support local partners to improve health outcomes.

Bonnie Bender

Bonnie is an independent consultant working on a wide variety of global public health issues. She has lived and worked in Africa for most of her career, most recently in Kenya as the African Regional Director for the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative. In that capacity, she led a portfolio of health research and HIV/AIDS programs, including work within Ugandan fishing communities to identify health issues and support local partners to improve health outcomes.

Kathy Englehardt   Kathy is a retired Certified Public Accountant currently living in southwest Florida, where she volunteers with United Ways’ VITA tax program assisting lower income individuals with tax return preparation. Kathy formerly served as a board member for the Sunshine Prevention Center, the Suffolk County Deferred Compensation Board and the Suffolk County Federal Credit Union’s CUSO board. Kathy has a heart for Africa and its people, as her daughter is raising her family in South Africa where she visits frequently.

Kathy Englehardt

Kathy is a retired Certified Public Accountant currently living in southwest Florida, where she volunteers with United Ways’ VITA tax program assisting lower income individuals with tax return preparation. Kathy formerly served as a board member for the Sunshine Prevention Center, the Suffolk County Deferred Compensation Board and the Suffolk County Federal Credit Union’s CUSO board. Kathy has a heart for Africa and its people, as her daughter is raising her family in South Africa where she visits frequently.

Leslie Nielsen   Leslie has lived and worked in Uganda since 1999. She is a registered nurse and project manager with a career that has largely focused on addressing the needs of marginalized and vulnerable populations.   In her personal life and in her position as Director of African Partnerships for the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, Leslie has worked with research teams, policy makers, service providers and civil society to draw attention to the many public health problems faced by women, children and adolescents in Ugandan fishing communities--with the aim of developing sustainable, targeted and strategic interventions.

Leslie Nielsen

Leslie has lived and worked in Uganda since 1999. She is a registered nurse and project manager with a career that has largely focused on addressing the needs of marginalized and vulnerable populations.   In her personal life and in her position as Director of African Partnerships for the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, Leslie has worked with research teams, policy makers, service providers and civil society to draw attention to the many public health problems faced by women, children and adolescents in Ugandan fishing communities--with the aim of developing sustainable, targeted and strategic interventions.