Who we are
Lifting Black & Hispanic
communities out of poverty
- One family at a time -
Dedication. Expertise. Passion.
Jemba Senkandwa is a management consultant with experience in healthcare process improvement with 20 years of Change Management, Six Sigma and Lean Deployment, mentoring, coaching, and guiding green belts, black belts, operational managers and senior leadership teams through concepts of process improvement, cultural change and sustaining improvement results.
My name is Dr. Jean Kigozi. I have over 16 years clinical dietitian experience in the field including nutrition consulting. I have over 5 years as an adjunct nutrition professor in colleges and universities teaching diverse students graduate and undergraduate courses. I hold a Master’s degree in Nutrition, a Doctorate in Public Health and a Registered Dietitian license.
My passion is to improve health and education gaps and disparities in the Black and Latin population, thus improving the quality of life. I volunteer in elementary schools and college organizations serving underserved communities as well as numerous committees for diversity, equity and inclusion. My hobbies include traveling and this year I have been to San Juan, Puerto Rico, Doha and Kampala.
Kindra is a successful divorced mother of six. Growing up as a daughter of a farmer in the pacific northwest she learned the value of hardwork and determination young in life. She has experienced first hand the difficulty of obtaining affordable housing, as a single mother and witnessed the daily struggle to maintain a one income household. After spending many years working in several blue collar positions she gained many skills. One of her passions is purchasing and restoring/remodeling homes and selling them for a substantial increase in value.
As a Director for Minority Wealth Gap she is driven to assist in providing sustainable affordable housing and opportunities for personal growth and healing.
Catherine Turyamureeba is the Founder and CEO of Bernice Women, Asst. Director at Hilton Burlington Hotel. She was born and raised in Kampala, Uganda.
Catherine loves all things marketing, sales and customer service. Catherine likes to call herself “a people person.” Catherine enjoys meeting new people and hearing new stories and making an impact in her community. As a Bernice woman, Catherine enjoys stories with happy endings, especially from women victors of domestic violence. Coming from an abusive marriage and taking on 11 years of challenges, Catherine is very emotional, empathetic and strong willed when it comes to fighting or advocating for rights of women faced with physical, emotional, financial and sexual abuse. Catherine is a proud mother of three beautiful and amazing young women. She loves music, dance and travel.
Karen Johnson worked with the California Department of Justice and was promoted to the position of Criminal Intelligence Specialist to assist in fraudulent investigations. Ms. Johnson earned a Bachelor of Science in business and accounting in 2003. Ms. Johnson has worked in the financial services industry since 2004. She was promoted to financial institutions examiner and retired from State Service in 2021 after nearly 40 years of service. Ms. Johnson will leverage her escrow bank reconciliation experience to audit Minority Wealth Gap Financials, to decide on effective and efficient means/ways to utilize funds and to support Minority Wealth Gap’s mission and objectives. Ms. Johnson is a proud African-American with ancestry dating back generations, and she will bring that perspective to the mission of MinoritywealthGap as well.
A UK resident and a mother to a 7 year old boy. Ms. Mayengo (Phillomera) is a Nutritionist by profession with a Master of Science in Clinical and Public Health Nutrition. Phillomera earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacology from University of London and Msc Degree from University of Liverpool in England, United Kingdom. Phillomera has a passion for health, a key aspect of the Community. Phillomera returned to Uganda to make a difference through charity work. Phillomera loves traveling and helping others. She travels back and forth between the UK and Uganda coordinating charity work.
We cannot do this work alone. MWG will work with sponsors, partnerships, members, networks and other NGOs to target marginalized and underrepresented communities, lifting out of poverty one family at a time. Sign up to receive news and updates. If you would like to partner and advance the mission of Minority Wealth Gap through subscriptions, networks, sponsorships and/or volunteer opportunities, please sign up below, and the MWG team will get back to you shortly. Minority Wealth Gap (MWG) is a 509(a)(2) Public Charity exempt from federal income tax under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501 (c)(3).
Support our Vision
There are several ways to support Minority Wealth Gap
- Online donations
We accept payments through PayPal (@minoritywealthgap), Venmo (Minoritywealthgap), GoFundMe, credit card, Square (MinorityWealthGap), and Zelle Minoritywealthgap@gmail.com.
- Corporate charitable matching contributions
- Sponsors of events and grants
Minority Wealth Gap (MWG) is a 509(a)(2) Public Charity exempt from federal income tax under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501(c)(3)
Any strides towards civil rights must be linked with antipoverty programs to be effective because"the inseparable twin of racial justice is economic justice"
Martin Luther King