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> Board of Directors

Our volunteer Board of Directors provides governance, strategic direction and operational oversight to Fields of Dreams Uganda's activities. The board works continually to improve our organizational infrastructure and to increase awareness of our work.
We are thankful for their time and for their commitment to the children of Uganda.
Get in Touch

Our board members are eagerly available to discuss partnerships, fundraising ideas and/or to simply talk about our work in Uganda. Please contact us to be put in touch with a board member nearest you.

Michael Warneke

Mike is the Founder and Executive Director of Fields of Dreams Uganda. When not in Uganda, he lives with his family in Cabool, Missouri.

Founder and Exectuive Director - Board member since 2012

Robin Winkles

Based in Round Rock, Texas, Robin is President of the board and Director of the Dresses for Dreams Global 5K.

President - Board member since 2015

Brian Fleming

Brian Fleming is an engineer at Cummins in Columbus, Indiana. He is Vice President of the board and leads sustainability efforts for FoDU's Youth Council; secondary school and college age children who have graduated from our programs and now serve as mentors.

Vice President - Board member since 2014

Todd Ferguson

Todd Ferguson is the owner and operator of ShowMe Overstocks; a retail company based in Missouri. He provides sales strategy for FoDU's Uganda marketplace items.

Board member since 2017

Mariza Gaviao

Mariza is an elementary educator in Dallas, Texas.

Board member since 2017

Adam Istas

Adam is an independent writer and communications consultant in Oak Park, Illinois. 

Board member since 2015

Aaron Knipmeyer

Aaron is a public educator in Higginsville, Missouri, and has a desire to see education open the doors of opportunity for the children of Uganda.

Board member since 2019

Judi Knipmeyer

Judi is a retired school counselor who lives in Higginsville, Missouri.

Board member since 2019

Ashley Miller

Ashley Miller lives with her family in St. Louis, Missouri. She leads product development for FoDU's marketplace items.

Board member since 2014

Rob Schnieders

Rob Schnieders is the chief academic officer for Amerigo Education. He serves as FoDU's point-person for soccer club and corporate partnerships.

Board member since 2018

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