Our Staff

Our Mali Team

Our Malian staff works out of our office located in Ouelessebougou. They are the key to our success. They work diligently with the villages to deliver our programs and help each community reach their health and education goals. 

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Anounou Sissoko FIELD DIRECTOR
Teningnini Diakite PROGRAM MANAGER
Dijba Soumaoro PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Boubou Traore PROGRAM ASSISTANT
Sekouba Traore GROUNDSKEEPER
Modibo Doumbia NIGHT GUARDIAN

Our Utah Team

Our Utah staff works out of our office in Salt Lake County. The team is kept small to minimize administrative costs. They work closely with the Malian staff, create and evaluate projects, raise funds, and educate the Utah community about Ouelessebougou.
Judy fell in love with Ouelessebougou Alliance when she first volunteered in the mid 2000's. Inspired at a Gala Auction, she quickly developed a deep respect for the Alliance's mission for sustainable development. This led to years of volunteering and in January 2017, she joined the Alliance full-time as Executive Director. She is passionate about working with the Mali staff and Utah board to transform the quality of life in Ouelessebougou, one program at a time. Judy earned a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication from the University of Utah. She has over 20 years of experience in community and corporate relations, development, volunteer and event management. Her experience includes work at Special Olympics Utah, Thanksgiving Point and Ticketmaster. She lives in Salt Lake City with her husband and daughter.
Judy Hut EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Jen graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in Public Relations. Soon after graduation Jen worked for the Utah Food Bank and then in 2003 she began her work for the Ouelessebougou Alliance. Jen was the Executive Director for eight years. She has been married for 15 years and is enjoying motherhood with her three children. Jen currently works part time as the financial manager for the Alliance. She has a love for the people of Mali and a great respect for the work of the Alliance as it continues to help the villagers of Ouelessebougou become self-sufficient.

Jen Beckstead FINANCE MANAGER