Board of Directors

United States Board of Directors

Kevin D. Batt

Secretary, Executive Committee

Kevin D. Batt is an attorney in Boston, Massachusetts. His practice includes municipal, land use, environmental and energy law, and he has specialized recently in assisting communities host and develop renewable energy facilities. He has served on the Executive Board of the Massachusetts Municipal Lawyers Association (MMLA). 

Celine Mukasine


Céline Mukasine is a finance professional who has dedicated her career to build the capacity of mission- oriented startup organizations that apply innovative methods to solve challenges in social justice. She is most passionate about health equity, child welfare, gender equity and economic empowerment. read more 

William Campbell


William Campbell is an independent producer, videographer, photojournalist based in Livingston, Montana. Bill began his journalistic career in Africa as a communications officer, photographer and filmmaker with the UNICEF based in Nairobi in the mid-1970’s. read more 

Sue Jones

Sue Jones is the founder and director of the TIMBo Collective, a nonprofit whose mission is to catalyze women to become positive change makers in the world. As over the past decade she has developed an evidence-based curriculum, a methodology, and a theoretical roadmap to bring rehabilitative mind-body practices to female trauma survivors. read more 

Edmund Robinson

Edmund Robinson is a Unitarian Universalist (UU) minister about to retire, after twelve years, from serving the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House in Chatham, on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. He was ordained into the UU ministry in 1999, and served three churches before this one.  read more 

Leslie Belay

Ms. Belay is an independent consultant, advising foundations, faith-based and community-based organizations in program management, organizational development, strategic planning, and foundation relations. read more 

Dr. Tatsushi Arai​

Dr. Tatsushi (Tats) Arai is an Associate Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at Kent State University,
USA and holds a PhD in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University, USA. He
previously worked as a lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the National University of Rwanda as well as a
representative of a Japanese development assistance NGO in the aftermath of the 1994 genocide. read more 

Rwanda Board of Directors

François Rwambonera, President Legal Representative

François Rwambonera has a long experience in educational planning & administration, project management and participatory/active pedagogy. Currently retired, in the past, he worked in the Rwandan Ministry of Education and later in the Protestant Educational Department. He is a holder of a Master’s degree in Mathematics with other professional certificates.

Dr. Lucien Nzayirata, Vice-President

Dr. Lucien NZAYIRATA is the vice president of the Rwanda Board of Directors for Ubuntu Center for Peace. He is a Medical Doctor since 2016, holds a bachelor’s degree of medicine and surgery from the University of Rwanda. He has three years’ experience of clinical practice in both public and private institutions and over seven years of public health experience in Sub-Saharan Africa. read more

Sr.Donatille Mukarubayiza, Treasurer

Sr.Donatille is a very respected peace and justice activist, who has been working in the community- based socio-economic development for over 27 years. Religious for over 35 years in the Congregation of Bernardine Sisters, her expertise is in social work, technical education and peacebuilding. In the UCP Rwanda Board of Directors, she is the Treasurer of the Executive Committee.

Norbert Habincuti

Mr. Norbert is social justice lawyer, committed to the grassroots’ right to develop and an expert in Local Economic Development at both Policy Level and practice of project management as well as Small and Medium Enterprises promotion for over 20 years. He holds a Masters of Arts in “Community and Social Development” from BIRCHAM INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY, Madrid, SPAIN. read more

Josue Murengezi

Mr. Josue is a Teacher Training Expert for over 10 years with management, coaching and mentoring skills. He also has experience of 5 years in implementing education reforms that support improved early grade reading outcomes and in online learning programs. read more

Dr. Niyonzima Jean Damascane

Medical Doctor with over 14 years of both clinical and public health experience, Dr. Jean Damascene worked with Partners In Health, the Rwanda Ministry of Health District Hospitals and American Refugee Committee in Rwanda. read more

Alvera Murekatete ​

Sociologist with a background of educator, Alvera has been working with non-government organizations for over 20 years. After the 1994 genocide against Tutsis in Rwanda, he co-founded “Noyau Pour la Paix” in 2000 for which she has been serving as a coordinator to promote peace including harmony in families and community integration of orphans. Co-founder of the UCP Board of Directors in Rwanda, Alvera is a member of the Conflict Resolution Committee.