AIHWA has teams working in both the United States and Nigeria. The Nigerian associates know where the greatest needs are and can help navigate the American team so that donations can do the greatest good.
Father Kenny Udumka CSSp, NCC, LPC, PhD
Father Kenny Udumka is the president of AIHWA and is responsible for general administration of the organization and coordination of fundraising for AIHWA missions. Originally from Nigeria but an American. Father Kenny is a Spiritan Catholic priest and is currently working at St Edwards and St Gregory the great Catholic parishes in Baltimore, MD. He was until 2020 the Board Chairman for Archuleta Housing Corporation. He is the board chairman of Santa Veronica Charity Foundation, Volunteer Sheriff Deputy for Archuleta County, Colorado, a Rotarian, and also belongs to several international organizations.
A believer in the power of education, Father Kenny has diplomas, undergraduate and graduate degrees in several diverse fields including Philosophy, Religious Studies, Theology, Clinical Mental Health, and has a PhD in psychology. Father Kenny is a psychologist and mental health clinician as well as a National Certified Counselor, and State Licensed Professional Counselor. He is an integrated healthcare expert. With his educational expertise, wide-ranging background and experience growing up in Nigeria, Father Kenny is the ideal administrator for AIHWA.
Meet Our Team
Donald Valdez is a Democratic member of the Colorado House of Representatives representing District 62 since 2017.
Rep. Valdez has a background in farming and ranching and worked for the Natural Resources Conservation Service before taking office. He has also served as Deputy Public Trustee and Deputy Sheriff in Conejos County. Valdez serves on the House Agriculture, Livestock, & Natural Resources Committee and the House Local Government Committee. Donald Valdez provides important links between AIHWA and the state of Colorado
Bev Sondag, MSW
Ms. Sondag is a counselor at Mercy Regional Medical Center in Durango, CO. with 49 years of experience.
Bev is in charge of AIHWA counseling services and volunteer recruitment for AIHWA missions.
Chimezie Onyeoziri is an American originally from Nigeria. He is presently in charge of AIHWA's Public Relations initiatives.
Mr. Onyeoziri is a known healthcare consultant in the United states. As a US-trained nurse and a Nigerian-trained linguist (English language), he has worked in several US health care agencies and is currently on the staff of Recency Integrated Health Services in Austin, Texas. His wealth of experience in care integration is a huge resource for AIHWA.