Our Team

Our team exists to serve big-hearted visionaries (like you!) in meaningful ways so YOU can use your gifts and talents to create generational impact worldwide through the development of quality, compassionate dental teams.


Leadership:
  Dr. Donald Taylor   Interim Executive Director  “We start with an idea-and grow towards it. When that part of the journey appears to be coming to an end, introspection reveals another layer — a layer more rich & rewarding than the top layer. Journey further and yet another layer is revealed, even more beautiful and infinitely more powerful.  With each successive layer we grow into more of what God created us to be, stripping away the outer layers to reveal the Authentic core. It is a wonderful experience to live life out with the Gifts & Talents given us in a Community all driving towards the same end.”

Dr. Donald Taylor
Interim Executive Director

“We start with an idea-and grow towards it. When that part of the journey appears to be coming to an end, introspection reveals another layer — a layer more rich & rewarding than the top layer. Journey further and yet another layer is revealed, even more beautiful and infinitely more powerful.

With each successive layer we grow into more of what God created us to be, stripping away the outer layers to reveal the Authentic core. It is a wonderful experience to live life out with the Gifts & Talents given us in a Community all driving towards the same end.”


  Dr. Phillip Kemp  CEO & Founder  “For me Hope Smiles has been a 10 year journey from doing good to living a full life. In other words, from doing to being. There have been struggles and trials and laughter and victories. It has stretched me to my limits and filled me like nothing I’ve ever experienced. Hope Smiles has helped me see the power in a purpose and that people really do want to belong and matter to something greater than themselves. As we travel this journey, we get to make lifelong connections and encounter a true and living God whose only desire is that we live fully in relationship with Him and others.”

Dr. Phillip Kemp
CEO & Founder

“For me Hope Smiles has been a 10 year journey from doing good to living a full life. In other words, from doing to being. There have been struggles and trials and laughter and victories. It has stretched me to my limits and filled me like nothing I’ve ever experienced. Hope Smiles has helped me see the power in a purpose and that people really do want to belong and matter to something greater than themselves. As we travel this journey, we get to make lifelong connections and encounter a true and living God whose only desire is that we live fully in relationship with Him and others.”

  Dr. Ryan Shinska  Uganda Director  “Hope Smiles is a place where faith becomes action. We enter into the pain and suffering of the world, committing our work to God, and watch Him use us to bring peace into lives that were broken — including our own. We do this in a global community, united by a common mission that transcends our differences. Together, we learn about what it means to develop and use our talents in service of God to share His love.”

Dr. Ryan Shinska
Uganda Director

“Hope Smiles is a place where faith becomes action. We enter into the pain and suffering of the world, committing our work to God, and watch Him use us to bring peace into lives that were broken — including our own. We do this in a global community, united by a common mission that transcends our differences. Together, we learn about what it means to develop and use our talents in service of God to share His love.”

  Amy Harper  Operations Manager  “Hope Smiles is a place where our brokenness, vulnerability, giftings and talents are all woven together with God’s love. The result is amazing transformations. Not only have I been blessed to witness many hearts, lives and smiles transformed, but God has transformed my heart through being a part of this incredible community.”

Amy Harper
Operations Manager

“Hope Smiles is a place where our brokenness, vulnerability, giftings and talents are all woven together with God’s love. The result is amazing transformations. Not only have I been blessed to witness many hearts, lives and smiles transformed, but God has transformed my heart through being a part of this incredible community.”



Uganda:
  Dr. Enock Batanda  Dentist   “Working at Hope Smiles has given me the opportunity to see true joy from patients after receiving transformational dental treatment. Working at Hope Smiles gives me a chance to become better every day in whatever I do as we move forwards towards a great vision.”

Dr. Enock Batanda
Dentist

“Working at Hope Smiles has given me the opportunity to see true joy from patients after receiving transformational dental treatment. Working at Hope Smiles gives me a chance to become better every day in whatever I do as we move forwards towards a great vision.”

  Dr. Hussien Mukonyezi  Dentist   “At Hope Smiles each day we have the opportunity to transform the lives of people who have lost hope in smiling. Without our work, so many people would be in pain and have no confidence. Each day at Hope Smiles matters. Hope Smiles is the epitome of restoring hope.”

Dr. Hussien Mukonyezi
Dentist

“At Hope Smiles each day we have the opportunity to transform the lives of people who have lost hope in smiling. Without our work, so many people would be in pain and have no confidence. Each day at Hope Smiles matters. Hope Smiles is the epitome of restoring hope.”

  Anne Nyachwo  Operations Leader and Accounting   “Working at Hope Smiles has given me a chance to be a part of something bigger, something beyond me, something which is not of man but of God. It means I am part of a loving family, in the business of transforming lives, going out to be love.”

Anne Nyachwo
Operations Leader and Accounting

“Working at Hope Smiles has given me a chance to be a part of something bigger, something beyond me, something which is not of man but of God. It means I am part of a loving family, in the business of transforming lives, going out to be love.”


  Bright Isabirye  Public Health Dental Officer   “Hope Smiles is love. Working at Hope Smiles has taught me to love and serve using the talents God has given me to help bring His Kingdom to Earth as it is in Heaven. Hope Smiles has given me the opportunity to grow physically, spiritually, and financially by developing my talents and using them to love people well.”

Bright Isabirye
Public Health Dental Officer

“Hope Smiles is love. Working at Hope Smiles has taught me to love and serve using the talents God has given me to help bring His Kingdom to Earth as it is in Heaven. Hope Smiles has given me the opportunity to grow physically, spiritually, and financially by developing my talents and using them to love people well.”

  Grace Lule Ainembabazi  Public Health Dental Officer   “Working with Hope Smiles gives me a chance to share the love of God with His people. God loved me, He found me, He saved me, and I know that. And my being at Hope Smiles has opened my eyes to my purpose in this world: to love and serve as Christ did.”

Grace Lule Ainembabazi
Public Health Dental Officer

“Working with Hope Smiles gives me a chance to share the love of God with His people. God loved me, He found me, He saved me, and I know that. And my being at Hope Smiles has opened my eyes to my purpose in this world: to love and serve as Christ did.”

  Susan Nasaga  Public Health Dental Officer      “Hope Smiles has given me a platform to transform people’s lives through loving them using the talents God has given me. Above all, Hope Smiles has helped me grow spiritually and developed my skills. My attitude about the delivery of dental care has shifted from only relieving pain to transforming entire lives through dental care.”

Susan Nasaga
Public Health Dental Officer

“Hope Smiles has given me a platform to transform people’s lives through loving them using the talents God has given me. Above all, Hope Smiles has helped me grow spiritually and developed my skills. My attitude about the delivery of dental care has shifted from only relieving pain to transforming entire lives through dental care.”

  Charles Kanyike  Public Health Dental Officer Scholarship Student, former Hope Smiles sterilization technician  “Working with Hope Smiles has changed all aspects of my life: spiritually, economically, socially, academically, mentally, and emotionally. I now have confidence. The team has great love and teamwork. Above all, we learn from God’s word each morning, giving us wisdom to love God and others well each day. This makes Hope Smiles a place of restoring hope, encouraging and empowering community, and treating dental conditions to a high standard for a better future for everyone touched by Hope Smiles.”

Charles Kanyike
Public Health Dental Officer Scholarship Student, former Hope Smiles sterilization technician

“Working with Hope Smiles has changed all aspects of my life: spiritually, economically, socially, academically, mentally, and emotionally. I now have confidence. The team has great love and teamwork. Above all, we learn from God’s word each morning, giving us wisdom to love God and others well each day. This makes Hope Smiles a place of restoring hope, encouraging and empowering community, and treating dental conditions to a high standard for a better future for everyone touched by Hope Smiles.”

  Gorreti Achom  Public Health Dental Officer Scholarship Student, former Hope Smiles dental assistant  “Hope Smiles means being faithful to the call of God. We want to provide quality, compassionate dental care that transforms lives to all people across the world. Personally, God has brought a vision of attending dental school through Hope Smiles, the Hope Smiles mentors helped develop that vision, and God avails resources through Hope Smiles. Now I am at school pursuing Dentistry! This means that there is a continual redefinition of life depending on where He puts you and how you value the opportunities He gives you. Therefore Hope Smiles is not just a place of work -- it is HOME to me.”

Gorreti Achom
Public Health Dental Officer Scholarship Student, former Hope Smiles dental assistant

“Hope Smiles means being faithful to the call of God. We want to provide quality, compassionate dental care that transforms lives to all people across the world. Personally, God has brought a vision of attending dental school through Hope Smiles, the Hope Smiles mentors helped develop that vision, and God avails resources through Hope Smiles. Now I am at school pursuing Dentistry! This means that there is a continual redefinition of life depending on where He puts you and how you value the opportunities He gives you. Therefore Hope Smiles is not just a place of work -- it is HOME to me.”

  Winnie Abago  Public Health Dental Officer Scholarship Student, former Hope Smiles dental assistant  “Hope Smiles has given me hope I can still cling to my dreams and achieve them. I know we are needed in transforming lives in Uganda through quality, compassionate dental care. I love working with Hope Smiles because we put God first. Our daily devotionals each morning give the best environment to work in. We are no longer workmates but rather family -- we have that care, love and community I have never found elsewhere in life.”

Winnie Abago
Public Health Dental Officer Scholarship Student, former Hope Smiles dental assistant

“Hope Smiles has given me hope I can still cling to my dreams and achieve them. I know we are needed in transforming lives in Uganda through quality, compassionate dental care. I love working with Hope Smiles because we put God first. Our daily devotionals each morning give the best environment to work in. We are no longer workmates but rather family -- we have that care, love and community I have never found elsewhere in life.”

  David Turahirwa  Chief Technical Officer  “I am part of a loving team, something bigger than myself. I never imagined in my life I could be part of something like this; yet here I am...this is it. This gives me purpose to go grind day to day -- serving and reaching a wound that only compassion can heal following the footsteps of Jesus.”

David Turahirwa
Chief Technical Officer

“I am part of a loving team, something bigger than myself. I never imagined in my life I could be part of something like this; yet here I am...this is it. This gives me purpose to go grind day to day -- serving and reaching a wound that only compassion can heal following the footsteps of Jesus.”

  Recheal Kandi  Lead Dental Assistant   “I love working with Hope Smiles because it has given me a family. Hope Smiles has a culture that makes you learn, how to love well, how to be social, and how to talk to peole from different backgrounds. Most importantly, the culture at Hope Smiles has helped me grow spiritually, which has helped me in all areas of life. I also feel proud because Hope Smiles is about helping people who would not receive care without Hope Smiles -- we transform lives!

Recheal Kandi
Lead Dental Assistant

“I love working with Hope Smiles because it has given me a family. Hope Smiles has a culture that makes you learn, how to love well, how to be social, and how to talk to peole from different backgrounds. Most importantly, the culture at Hope Smiles has helped me grow spiritually, which has helped me in all areas of life. I also feel proud because Hope Smiles is about helping people who would not receive care without Hope Smiles -- we transform lives!

  Harold Robins Ntulume  Dental Assistant   “I am motivated by the need of many people out there eager to receive treatment, oral hygiene, and productive motivations talks leading to whole-life transformation. I am looking forward to continuing to continuing to work with Hope Smiles, driven by the love of God, until I see a genuine transformed nation of Uganda. I am guided by Phillipians 2.13: ‘It is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.’ At Hope Smiles, I know I am working for God’s good purpose.”

Harold Robins Ntulume
Dental Assistant

“I am motivated by the need of many people out there eager to receive treatment, oral hygiene, and productive motivations talks leading to whole-life transformation. I am looking forward to continuing to continuing to work with Hope Smiles, driven by the love of God, until I see a genuine transformed nation of Uganda. I am guided by Phillipians 2.13: ‘It is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.’ At Hope Smiles, I know I am working for God’s good purpose.”

  Hilda Nanjobe  Dental Assistant  “It feels good to wake up everyday knowing I am going to transform lives, most especially deep in the villages where people have no access to dental care. I feel happy because our team is an inspiration to many and I have learned leadership so we can transform lives as a team.”

Hilda Nanjobe
Dental Assistant

“It feels good to wake up everyday knowing I am going to transform lives, most especially deep in the villages where people have no access to dental care. I feel happy because our team is an inspiration to many and I have learned leadership so we can transform lives as a team.”

  Joseph Opolot  Dental Assistant  “It’s an opportunity from God Almighty to me to do what I am created to do: helping people and making them happy.”

Joseph Opolot
Dental Assistant

“It’s an opportunity from God Almighty to me to do what I am created to do: helping people and making them happy.”

  Jackie Keneema  Dental Assistant  “I love working a Hope Smiles! It is precious to me!!! It has taught me to transform people’s lives through loving and caring for them. This has happened because the culture and good working environment creates people who have helped me learn and develop more skills.”

Jackie Keneema
Dental Assistant

“I love working a Hope Smiles! It is precious to me!!! It has taught me to transform people’s lives through loving and caring for them. This has happened because the culture and good working environment creates people who have helped me learn and develop more skills.”

  Anna Kuliva  Dental Assistant   “It is because of Hope Smiles that I am what I am today. I have a chance each day to work with patients and see lives changed. It makes me happiest when patients receive new smiles!”

Anna Kuliva
Dental Assistant

“It is because of Hope Smiles that I am what I am today. I have a chance each day to work with patients and see lives changed. It makes me happiest when patients receive new smiles!”

  Sharifa Birungi  Dental Assistant  “Creating a smile on someone’s face is a gift from God, and Hope Smiles has given me that gift as a patient over and over again. Now as a member of the team, I am empowered to do it for a variety of people around Uganda. My life is now more meaningful because of this work.”

Sharifa Birungi
Dental Assistant

“Creating a smile on someone’s face is a gift from God, and Hope Smiles has given me that gift as a patient over and over again. Now as a member of the team, I am empowered to do it for a variety of people around Uganda. My life is now more meaningful because of this work.”

  Phoebe Mondo  Dental Assistant  “Working with Hope Smiles has taught me what it means to love and to be loved. It has enabled me to meet my financial needs by developing skills that transform lives through quality, compassionate dental dare. I have learned not to quit or step down when things are hard, that good things can happen when I keep going, and through the learning process my work has become fun.”

Phoebe Mondo
Dental Assistant

“Working with Hope Smiles has taught me what it means to love and to be loved. It has enabled me to meet my financial needs by developing skills that transform lives through quality, compassionate dental dare. I have learned not to quit or step down when things are hard, that good things can happen when I keep going, and through the learning process my work has become fun.”

  Sandra Achom  Dental Assistant “My life has been transformed through working at Hope Smiles. I am now happy as I have found love and peace by working here on this team!”

Sandra Achom
Dental Assistant
“My life has been transformed through working at Hope Smiles. I am now happy as I have found love and peace by working here on this team!”

  Kapiriri Isima  Chief Sterilization Technician  “I love working with Hope Smiles because I am developing skills and helping others with knowledge. This also is the chance I have been waiting for to help people and become financially secure through doing great work!”

Kapiriri Isima
Chief Sterilization Technician

“I love working with Hope Smiles because I am developing skills and helping others with knowledge. This also is the chance I have been waiting for to help people and become financially secure through doing great work!”

  Apio Vera Amy  Patient Relations Specialist, Dental Assistant   “I have been working for Hope Smiles since April 2017, and before that I was a patient. Hope Smiles has transformed me physically, mentally, and spiritually. I love being able to meet different kinds of people and making a positive impact in their lives!

Apio Vera Amy
Patient Relations Specialist, Dental Assistant

“I have been working for Hope Smiles since April 2017, and before that I was a patient. Hope Smiles has transformed me physically, mentally, and spiritually. I love being able to meet different kinds of people and making a positive impact in their lives!

  ALLEN NAMWASE  Auxillary Staff     “Four years ago, I was desperate and hopeless with my life. I needed to cover my mouth if I laughed or smiled, but since I met Hope Smiles my life has been transformed as I received a beautiful smile and educated on how to care for it. I no longer cover my mouth! I really appreciate the work that Hope Smiles does and I am happy to be working here for over 2 years because I know I help our team transform lives. I enjoy my work and am proud to be a part of the Hope Smiles team!”

ALLEN NAMWASE
Auxillary Staff

“Four years ago, I was desperate and hopeless with my life. I needed to cover my mouth if I laughed or smiled, but since I met Hope Smiles my life has been transformed as I received a beautiful smile and educated on how to care for it. I no longer cover my mouth! I really appreciate the work that Hope Smiles does and I am happy to be working here for over 2 years because I know I help our team transform lives. I enjoy my work and am proud to be a part of the Hope Smiles team!”

 

Haiti:
  Dr. Francois Davis  Lead   Dentist   “With Hope Smiles, I am able to increase my ability to look after my desperate patients while making them happy and healthy. To me, Hope Smiles is a powerful engine producing a lot in the world of dentistry...and through a strong team, bring hope and smiles to people.”

Dr. Francois Davis
Lead Dentist

“With Hope Smiles, I am able to increase my ability to look after my desperate patients while making them happy and healthy. To me, Hope Smiles is a powerful engine producing a lot in the world of dentistry...and through a strong team, bring hope and smiles to people.”

  Dr. Donald Joachim  Dentist   “I’m so happy to be part of this big and great team at Hope Smiles. What I like most about working for Hope Smiles is the smile of the person that you are working with, the satisfaction that patients can show after a good service provided by a great team!”

Dr. Donald Joachim
Dentist

“I’m so happy to be part of this big and great team at Hope Smiles. What I like most about working for Hope Smiles is the smile of the person that you are working with, the satisfaction that patients can show after a good service provided by a great team!”

  Dr. Serge Riche  Dentist   “Working with Hope Smiles gave me the possibility to see a bigger picture of the dental health situation of my country. It allowed me to get out of my comfort zone, step up as a leader, and play my part in the changes that need to happen in our health system and the life of every single patient we touch!”

Dr. Serge Riche
Dentist

“Working with Hope Smiles gave me the possibility to see a bigger picture of the dental health situation of my country. It allowed me to get out of my comfort zone, step up as a leader, and play my part in the changes that need to happen in our health system and the life of every single patient we touch!”

  Riche Lamartiniere  Dental Assistant   "When I became a part of Hope Smiles I did not know it would make such an impact on my life. Many dental departments in my community were being shut down and my community was losing hope, yet Hope Smiles has given us the ability to stay open and provide access to great dental care to our community! I know my work brings the joy of hope to my community!”

Riche Lamartiniere
Dental Assistant

"When I became a part of Hope Smiles I did not know it would make such an impact on my life. Many dental departments in my community were being shut down and my community was losing hope, yet Hope Smiles has given us the ability to stay open and provide access to great dental care to our community! I know my work brings the joy of hope to my community!”