OUR TEAM

U.S. Staff

 

Shalini David

President & CEO

“The best part about working with this organization is helping the children and making them smile.”

Vocation: President & CEO of Christalis Inc.

In my spare time…

I have no spare time lol

I’m in nonprofit work because…

God has blessed me abundantly in my childhood. I think all children deserve those blessings and it's our job to share ours so they can have what we have.

My favorite memory at Christalis...

The time I spend with the kids the love they give me and the joy on their faces in the small acts of kindness I can do for them while I'm there. 

I want you to know...

Thank you for your sacrifice. Because of your love we are able to do what we do. Without you none of this is possible no matter how much we want it. Thank you!!

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Bluann Faber

Social Media Admin

“Everyday, knowing that every part of your job matters. It's what makes the mundane enjoyable. Knowing that a phone call is helping a one year old in Uganda.”

 

Vocation: Videographer

In my spare time…

I like to snack on lemons and limes, dance, and spend time with my 1 yr old and hubby.

I’m in nonprofit work because…

I wasn't sure if ministry, missionary work, or a full time job was my thing. But once I studied marketing, I knew I wanted to work for a small business or nonprofit doing something that mattered. 

My favorite memory at Christalis...

I love telling people about the work that Christalis does, the children, the families, and single moms. Being able to gush about something I believe in is a dream.

I want you to know...

You are important. You matter so much in the lives of the Christalis children and families. Thank you for your support. Those 5 words mean more than you know.

Contact Bluann

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Alexis Hartline

Admin

“There is always something new to learn and every single day you wake up with purpose.”

Vocation: English Teacher

In my spare time…

I love to spend time with a good book, playing guitar, or spending time with family and friends.

I’m in nonprofit work because…

I've always felt that my purpose in life was to help others. As an adult and an educator, my biggest drive in life is to be who I needed when I was younger. Nonprofit work provides the opportunity to serve others, even if indirectly. I love knowing that I am contributing to a much larger picture even with the small things that I do.

My favorite memory at Christalis...

Working with my fellow staff to make sure everything runs smoothly and we can provide our kids in Uganda with the very best care.

I want you to know...

Your love and kindness paves the road for incredible opportunities for our children. Thank you.

Contact Alexis

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Bethany Group

Admin

“I heard about Christalis on a job posting page. I researched the organization and found it was very similar to the work I have done in Ghana. With my passion for making sure children are educated and cared for, Christalis seemed like the perfect organization for me to follow my passion.”

Vocation: AmeriCorps VISTA

In my spare time…

I love reading and spending time outside.

I’m in nonprofit work because…

Nonprofit work became a passion of mine during my first volunteer trip to Ghana in 2013. I saw so many children lacking access to quality education and other basic necessities. I fell in love with working to make sure children, especially girls, are granted access to education.

My favorite memory at Christalis...

I love working with the Uganda staff and getting updates on the children

 

I want you to know...

Every part of the work you would do with Christalis has a direct impact on the work and children in Uganda.

Volunteers

Kala Jagga

Accountant

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Helen Joseph

Administrative

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Sabina Besra

Senior Graphic Designer

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Philip Mathew

Cinematography

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U.S. Operating Board

Shalini David

Chair & Co-founder

“The best part about working with this organization is helping the children and making them smile.”

Vocation: President & CEO of Christalis Inc.

In my spare time…

I have no spare time lol

I’m in nonprofit work because…

God has blessed me abundantly in my childhood. I think all children deserve those blessings and it's our job to share ours so they can have what we have.

My favorite memory at Christalis...

The time I spend with the kids the love they give me and the joy on their faces in the small acts of kindness I can do for them while I'm there. 

I want you to know...

Thank you for your sacrifice. Because of your love we are able to do what we do. Without you none of this is possible no matter how much we want it. Thank you!!

Bernhard Samuel

Treasurer

"It's a family. From the board to the volunteers to the president, the organization keeps things fun and keeps our children the focus of all our efforts."

Vocation: EMR Applications Analyst for Adventist Health Care

In my spare time…

Play sports and watch sports

 

I’m in nonprofit work because…

I believe privilege should be a platform to uplift. I've been blessed with more than I deserve, the least I can do is use my time and resources to bless others. 

My favorite memory at Christalis...

Our first 5k Event in 2014 turned out to be a success as funds were raised and participants enjoyed themselves. It has since turned into our most consistent yearly event.

I want you to know...

We are proud of the children in our home, we pray they live happy and healthy lives and your contribution help us provide them with the tools to make that happen.

Contact Mr. Samuel

Dr. Weymouth Spence

Board Member

Info Coming Soon

Gary Myers

Board Member

“My daughter was involved in raising funds to build the home. She prompted our family to become involved in what we saw as a great organization! When asked to join the board, I accepted the invitation.”

Vocation: IT Consultant

In my spare time…

I enjoy donating blood, volunteering, and spending time with my family.

I’m in nonprofit work because…

God has blessed me abundantly in my childhood. I think all children deserve those blessings and it's our job to share ours so they can have what we have.

My favorite memory at Christalis...

Although I have not visited the home, my daughter visited for a planning trip in preparation for building the home. The joy she experienced spending time with the kids was immeasurable!

I want you to know...

Everyone who serves others is a hero of mine. Thank you for loving the children!

Contact Mr. Myers

Ruthven Phillip

Board Member

“I was invited to a (Christalis) meeting. The educational and entrepreneurial initiatives caused me to accept my position.”

Vocation: Nonprofit/Small Business Tax Representative 

My hero is…

Moses

I’m in nonprofit work because…

To implement and execute initiatives which will result in economic generational transformation.

My favorite memory at Christalis...

The prayer and fasting events.

If you could say anything to one of our Christalis donors today, what would that be?

The leadership is judicious in its management of donated resources.

Contact Mr. Phillip

Elizabeth David

Co-founder

Vocation: Registered Nurse

In my spare time…

I enjoy sewing, cooking, baking, crafting, decorating, and listening to music.

I’m in nonprofit work because…

I love to help the orphaned and unfortunate children and people who are suffering from physical, sexual and emotional abuse. I had the passion when I was young but got the opportunity now,  I want these children to know that there is God in heaven who loves us dearly.

My favorite memory at Christalis...

Talking about the children to my friends and others, and helping  in fundraising.

I want you to know...

That you are reflecting God's character when you help these children. God bless you.

Contact Mrs. David

Snehal Pulivarti

Secretary

Info Coming Soon

Contact Mrs. Pulivarti

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Rick Johns

Board Member

"I heard about Christalis at a young adult conference and I immediately wanted to support this worthy cause."

Vocation: Pastor

 

In my spare time…

I train as an OCR athlete, enjoy podcasts, hiking, and traveling with my family.

 

I’m in nonprofit work because…

Christalis is fulfilling our Biblical and moral responsibility to take care of those in need--it is a privilege to be part of this worthy ministry

 

My favorite memory at Christalis...

Hearing how one of our students is pursuing their doctoral degree.

 

I want you to know...

You will not miss the little you give but it makes a big difference in the life of someone else!

Contact Pr. Johns

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Ashish Alfred

Board Member

"I’d initially heard of Christalis through SASDAC. Some time later I hosted an event for them at my venue and after spending some time with Shalini, hearing the stories and seeing the level of dedication of the people within the organization I knew I had to get involved."

Vocation: Chef, Restaurateur

 

In my spare time…

I like to travel, exercise, and spend time with friends. 

 

I’m in nonprofit work because…

If I have any measure of success it’s only because of the goodwill and charity that I’ve received and a lot of hard work. I feel it’s my duty to give back as much and as often as possible. 

 

My favorite memory at Christalis...

Hosting Lights Camera Auction 

 

My hero is...

My mother

Contact Mr. Alfred

 
Uganda Board

Mbasa Batakubgaya

Treasurer

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Contact Mr. Mbasa

Libbuma Bagonza

Board Member

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Contact Mr. Libbuma

Assiimwe Zainab

Board Member

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Contact Ms. Zainab

Kabbyanga BK Godfrey

Board Member

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Contact Mayor Kabbyanga Godfrey

Saulo Bageni

Secretary

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Contact Mr. Saulo

Ezekial Mutwanga

Board Member

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Contact Pr. Mutwanga

Phillip K. Kiboneka

Board Member

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Contact Mr. Kiboneka

Julian Adong

Board Member

Info Coming Soon

Contact Mrs. Julian

 
Advisory Board

Ronald Watts

Board Member

Info Coming Soon

Contact Pr. Watts

Matte Daniel

Board Member

Info Coming Soon

Contact Pr. Matte

Find out more:

Christalis is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. 

EIN: 83-0427806

Our Donation Efficiency
93%
Programs in Uganda
4%
Fundraising
3%
Administrative

Address: P.O. Box 434, Burtonsville, MD 20866

Phone: (240) 772-1131

Email: shalini@christalis.org

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