Meet the Team

Josephine Ssebambulide

National Director, Uganda

Josephine serves as Sweet Sleep’s National Director of Uganda. At the age of 7, she became a single orphan and was exposed to the challenges of life faced by those that Sweet Sleep now strives to protect.
Before Sweet Sleep, Josephine served as Administrator at Molly and Paul Child Care Foundation, an NGO focused on providing education, shelter, and care to orphans, helping coordinate care for needy and orphaned children in Uganda.

Consy Adokorach

Program Coordinator, Northern Uganda

Consy is Sweet Sleep’s Program Coordinator for Northern Uganda. She holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Finance from Gulu University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Kyambogo University.
Before joining Sweet Sleep, she worked as Finance and Administrative officer at Partners for Community Health and Development, and Information for Youth Empowerment Programme. Consy has also participated in group formation and training of community groups in financial management in several parishes in the Gulu district.

Betty Kansaze

Program Coordinator, Central Uganda

Betty is Sweet Sleep’s Program Coordinator for Central Uganda. Orphaned at an age of less than two years, Betty was raised by her grandmother, giving her great insight into the struggles of orphaned children in Uganda and the single women who so often raise them.
Betty holds a Bachelor of Microfinance and Community Economic Development degree from Uganda Martyrs University. Prior to joining Sweet Sleep, Betty worked for World Vision and Uganda Christian Outreach Ministries.

Meet the Board

Madelene Metcalf

Interim Chairman and President

Madelene began her involvement with the ministry in 2008 when she “Gave the Gift” of beds for Christmas. After serving as team member and leader on several mission journeys, she was named Sweet Sleep’s “Volunteer of the Year”.
Madelene saw the need to respond to government and global changes in orphan care. She has developed comprehensive family preservation programs that place and keep children in families while expanding Sweet Sleep’s reach and efficacy of beds delivery. She has extensive experience in international nonprofit missions and management.

Madelene holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Vanderbilt University and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Master of Science degree in Applied Mathematics from Middle Tennessee State University.

Beth Dunning

Secretary of the Board and Attorney & Senior Project Manager, Legility

Beth is an attorney in Nashville, TN with more than twenty years of experience in corporate, financial, litigation, and general business legal matters. Beth is also an author and frequent lecturer for various professional publications and seminars.

Pleshetta Loftin

Treasurer of the Board and Chief Operating Officer, Persistent Capital Partners, LLC

Pleshetta is the COO/CCO for financial services at Persistent Captial Partners LLC in Nashville, TN, as well as the President of Consulting Services at Crown Perspective in Nashville, TN. She holds a BBA in Finance and Management, and an MBA in Global Management.

Savannah Koehn

Director and Trauma Nurse, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Savannah first became involved with Sweet Sleep as a volunteer intern and has been traveling to Moldova and Uganda, leading mission teams for seven years. Savannah holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing and a minor in Religious Studies from Belmont University.

Dana Maynor

Director and Senior Business Analyst, HCA

Dana is a senior business analyst at HCA in Nashville, TN. She holds degrees in both psychology and industrial engineering, and has more than twenty years of experience in business operations, process, and quality improvement.

Paul Stringfellow

Director and Financial Advisor, Edward Jones

Paul has over 20 years of experience as a financial advisor Paul has served as an Edward Jones Financial Partner for the past 185 years, specializing in estate, life insurance, college, and ]retirement savings investments. Paul is also a graduate of West Point and served in the U.S. Army for eight years.

Alyson Walker

Director and Preschool Minister, First Baptist Church, Tulsa OK

Alyson has 20+ years of experience in preschool and children’s ministry in Oklahoma, Alabama, Georgia, and Texas and has specialized in early childhood education with the Oklahoma Baptist Convention

David Howell

David Howell is a retired financial executive in the Christian Media industry and has held various roles with Hachette Nashville, Worthy Publishing, Integrity Publishers, Harrison House/Honor Books, Thomas Nelson, and Word Records. Prior to his work in media, David was a CPA with Ernst & Young in Nashville.