Our Team


Diar Foundation is led by professional individuals. Each member of our team brings something uniquely valuable to the Diar Foundation, and we grow stronger when everyone has an opportunity to contribute. We continue to take meaningful steps to advance an open and respectful environment where everyone feels welcome not just at Diar foundation, but also in the surrounding communities where we operate and serve our communities and societies. The Diar Foundation’s culture of care involves creating an environment that retains and attracts the world’s top talent and inspires every teammate to do their best work and grow their careers while making a positive impact on the world.

Creating and fostering diverse teams within the Diar Foundation improves the overall productivity, culture, and morale of the Diar Foundation. The Board team helps the Diar Foundation discover unique solutions and make effective business decisions.

Karak Miakol


Karak Miakol Denyok strives to build a positive and sustainable future for women and children in Sudan, South Sudan, Uganda, and throughout Africa. Over her 3 decade career as a human rights defender, she went from being a South Sudanese child of war in a refugee camp to traveling the world raising millions of dollars, to receiving awards and fellowships, to starting a foundation of her own that has saved the lives of, empowered and educated thousands of women and their children. It’s a life she could never have dreamed of when she was a child in a refugee camp, but she is just getting started. She continues to use her voice to share her own personal stories of hardship, hope, and opportunity. She speaks about the real, uncomfortable, inspiring, and intense stories of her sisters in South Sudan.

John Makoi Marial

Chief Administrator & Food Security Chief Diar Foundation South Sudan

John has been a long-serving financial manager in both banking and non-profit organizations for over 20 years. Hold an MBA in finance, and an MA in peace and development studies. Research candidate on the impact of intercommunal conflict on rural women’s economic empowerment.

Vera Azuka Osuokwu-Idam

Communications Director - Diar Foundation

Vera is the publisher of Africa Digest int’l magazine an African diaspora-focused publication. She is a network system administrator and works as an IT technician with a telecom company.

Hawa Mohamed

Diar Sudan Program Manager

Peter Kuol

Board Member

Lily Laurence Morbe

Board Member

Susan Ida

Staff Member & Cashier Diar Foundation South Sudan

David Malith

Board Member and Lawyer Diar South Sudan

Remmy Kaparara Thewise

Staff Coordinator Uganda Chapter

Graham Salinger

Board Member

Market Development professional helping companies grow their customer base while accelerating their digital strategy.

Daniel Dau Dhieu

Facilitator for School Programs Diar Foundation Sudan

Lars Van Bourgognie

Board member

Lars has an educational background in business engineering and law. He is a consultant with a Global ERP software firm, with experience in managing nonprofit organizations.

Tamale Moses

Farm Manager Diar Foundation Uganda

Joel Bartholomew

Board Member

Business relations data solutions | Project Management operations | Organizational Culture | Government Contracting.

Joel is a US Air Force veteran with over 20 years of experience in multiple business sectors.

Dr. Malarvizhi Jayakumar

Head Department of Health, Research advisor and Grant writer at Diar foundation

Ph.D. ( Nursing ), PG in Psychology and Hospital Management has 14 years of experience as a Nurse educator, administrator, and Researcher in India and working as a Medical case specialist in the USA

Paul NG

Director of finance and financial reporting Diar Foundation

With 0ver 26 years of experience in taxation and accounting. He works with Diar in the finance and fundraising roles of the organization.

Mr. Tiernan Dailey

Board member.

Mr. Tiernan Dailey, is a highly motivated, results-driven sales technician with a proven track record of exceeding targets and driving revenue growth. Strong communication and exceptional skills, combined with a customer-focused approach, leading to increased customer satisfaction and loyalty.

Mr. Jody

Meet Jody Nemetz, our exceptional team member whose extensive experience is matched only by his unwavering integrity and commitment to faith and values. Trusted advisor to Diar and Satori foundations, Jody exemplifies a life well-lived, blending a robust professional background with a sincere passion for people and a relentless dedication to creating a positive impact.

Mrs. An

Meet An Nguyen: a resilient entrepreneur who, as a refugee from Vietnam, overcame challenges and self-sustained from an early age. In the span of 2007 to 2023, An owned three thriving restaurants, showcasing not only her tenacity but also her versatility and ambition in the face of adversity.