Meet the Team

Madelene Metcalf

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 or 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.

STUART McALISTER

Director of Operations

Stuart became aware of the needs of Moldova’s orphans in 2005 through a partnership between Sweet Sleep and EMI CMG, where he served as Director of Inventory Management for nine years. The following year, Stuart took his first trip to Moldova and his passionate advocacy for orphaned and vulnerable children deepened.

Stuart served as the first Chairman of Sweet Sleep’s Board of Directors before joining the Sweet Sleep staff. He has been pivotal in expanding the ministry into new countries, including Uganda in 2009. Stuart oversees international operations and programming.

Josephine Ssebambulide

National Director of 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.


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.

Jennifer Oketta

Program Director of Northern Uganda

Jennifer is Sweet Sleep’s Program Director of Northern Uganda. Before Sweet Sleep, she served as Field Manager for American Refugee Committee, where she identified family land sites and resettled refugees who had been displaced by the 24-year civil war in Northern Uganda.

She grew up in Northern Uganda during the brutal LRA (Lord’s Resistance Army) attacks. After losing both her parents to rebel attacks, she has a first hand understanding of the suffering and needs of the estimated 750,000 children growing up in child-headed households in the region.


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.