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.
FOUNDER & PRESIDENT
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
Vera Azuka Osuokwu-Idam
Communications Director - Diar Foundation
Diar Sudan Program Manager
Lily Laurence Morbe
Staff Member & Cashier Diar Foundation South Sudan
Board Member and Lawyer Diar South Sudan
Remmy Kaparara Thewise
Staff Coordinator Uganda Chapter
Daniel Dau Dhieu
Facilitator for School Programs Diar Foundation Sudan
Lars Van Bourgognie
Farm Manager Diar Foundation Uganda
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
Director of finance and financial reporting Diar Foundation
Mr. Tiernan Dailey
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.
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.