Board Members

Liesbeth Nagelkerke - Chair

Mrs Liesbeth Nagelkerke has a degree in Dutch law from the university of Groningen in the Netherlands. After having served wealthy clients on their investment portfolios, she set up the charity desk at Rabobank. Nowadays she advices (family) foundations in structuring their strategy and how to manage their grants in (mainly) development countries. In this job she travels to many projects in different countries. Her personal ambition is to connect people and organisations where useful, so that they are able to improve cooperation, share knowledge and experiences with each other. In her role as director of Femi Foundation she is also the chair for LTP.


Hilde Klok - Vice Chair

Mrs Hilde Klok has a degree as occupational therapist from the HVA in the Netherlands. after working as such in elderly homes, as product manager at Arjo and sales manager she started working as director for the Koornzaayer Foundation in 2007. Since then she has been involved in various network positions to promote foundations in working together in sharing knowledge and network to make the work we all do together having a bigger impact.  In the board of Link to Progress she currently holds the positions as vice chair.

Clarissa Mulders - Board member

Clarissa Mulders has been living in Uganda and working in the water sector since 1997, when together with her husband Ron Sloots she established a consultancy company providing advice in the fields of water resources management and water supply, called WE Consult. Currently, she works with Austrian Development Agency as a Development Partner Liaison Advisor for the water and sanitation sub-sector in Uganda. The first years of Link To Progress, she supported the NGO as a part-time ad interim country manager. After that, she provided back-stopping support as a technical advisor. Since mid-2017, she is a board member of Link To Progress.

John Justin Otai - Board member

Following over 30 years of service in the Ugandan Ministry of Health and in the implementation of the Uganda Sanitation Fund in target districts, Otai has served as a WASH consultant with various partners, NGOs and CSOs, including UNICEF, and has worked for the past four years as a Senior WASH Advisor with International Lifeline Fund. In this time, he has taken a leading role in the oversight and implementation of WASH projects in Apac District, including project planning, monitoring, and management, designing human resource capacity development strategies, and overall program implementation modalities. He is highly respected as a community leader and in community organization, mobilization and motivation for action.

Otai brings a wealth of knowledge in WASH capacity building, coordination with financial institutions to introduce community O&M models, stakeholder and government engagement, WASH community participatory approaches (PHAST, CLTS, SLTS, CHAST), and public health systems engineering in rural and peri-urban settings.

Oyoo Samson Otukene - Board member

Mr. Oyoo Samson Otukene holds a MSc. (Accounting and Finance) degree of Makerere University, B.Ed (Business Studies) of Makerere University and Dip. Educ (Business Studies) of ITEK. Currently, he is serving as a Part-time Lecturer in the Faculty of Education and Humanities, Gulu University

Nabacwa Christine Wobusobozi - Board member

Nabacwa Christine Wobusobozi - Board member

Christine has twenty years of experience in the Uganda WASH sector. Has been extensively involved in planning, designing and construction supervision of community based water supply and sanitation systems, in small towns and rural growth centres. All interventions were implemented in conjunction with the respective local governments and with donor funding plus the requisite multi-stakeholder networking and exchanges.