Meet the Taasa Team
Meet the amazing team at the Taasa Buvunya Clinic.
They work tirelessly every day to provide much needed medical care to mothers, children, and all who enter their doors.
Henry founded the Taasa Health Clinic in March of 2018. He was previously employed as a Clinician at the Engeye Health Clinic in Ddegeye as well as in Lubaga Hospital and the St. Louis Clinic in Kampala. Henry enjoys working with the lovely patients, the hard-working staff he is surrounded by, and supportive friends of the Taasa community. In the future, he hopes to work towards a Bachelors Degree in medicine and surgery. He is passionate about discovering new things, cracking jokes, and sharing ideas on issues.
Ntwasi Richard received a certificate in Enrolled Comprehensive Nursing from Kampala International University, Western Campus and a diploma in Clinical Medicine and Community Health from International Health Sciences University in Kampala. Before Joining the Taasa team in 2019, Richard spent time volunteering at the Engeye Health Clinic in Ddegeya, Uganda, where he did everything from assisting laboratory technicians to working as a Clinical interpreter for visiting US medical teams. He is very excited to bring his passion for community health to the Mabira Forest Region. Richard loves to be happy and believes his life’s purpose is to make others feel that way as well. “Life is good when I am happy, but it is best when I see others are happy because of me. When a patient comes crying but leaves smiling– that is my happiness!” Away from the clinic, Richard loves to play football (soccer), travel, and visit friends.
Irene started her career working at the Biva Maternity Health Clinic Rubaga Road from 2013-2017. She then earned her diploma in midwifery from Fort Portal International Nursing School in November 2017. She joined us at Taasa in 2018. What Irene loves most about her job is being able to help mothers through all stages of pregnancy. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family. She knew immediately after shadowing her midwife aunt deliver her first baby that bringing life into this world was what she was meant to do.
Founder & President
Vito is currently a student at Albany Law School pursuing a joint J.D. and MBA. Vito started his work in Uganda after being selected as a Minerva Fellow by Union College to travel to the Engeye Health Clinic. Vito worked with Henry while assisting the clinic with administrative duties, pharmacy duties, as well as business expansion for their female empowerment program producing artisan goods. Vito teamed up with Henry and Ted early in 2018 and founded Taasa Health Inc. to collect donations and oversee the development of the clinic. Vito intends to maximize its potential for delivering services in communities that need them most; both in Uganda and throughout the developing world.
Tom is a first-year law student at the University of Chicago. He graduated from Union College with a BA in Political Science and Classics, and a minor in Economics, in 2017. As Vice-President, Tom is responsible for the internal operations and security of Taasa Health Inc. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to, coordinating with attorneys for the successful incorporation and registration of Taasa Health Inc. as a 501(c)(3) organization, maintaining proper insurance coverage for Taasa Health Inc., and overseeing day to day operations and funding projects of Taasa Health Inc.
Dr. Theodore Hausler D.O.
Chief of Medicine
Theodore “Ted” Hausler is a graduate of New York Institute of Technology, and West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. He has traveled extensively, learning medical Spanish in Ecuador, and volunteering in many parts of Africa, South America and Asia. After completing medical school in 2012, Dr. Ted decided to use his knowledge and spent the year volunteering in medical facilities in Africa and South America. Dr. Ted completed his residency in Family Practice at Albany Medical Center in 2016. While in residency he went on a medical trip to Uganda where he worked with Henry. Dr. Ted and Henry stayed in touch and when Henry asked for help starting his own clinic he was more than willing. Together, they teamed up with Vito and the rest of the passionate Taasa team to make it a reality. Dr. Ted works at a family medicine office in Latham, NY with his wife and father. His passion is to travel and provide medical care to the underserved.
Nikhil works in investor relations at a technology company in San Francisco. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2016 with a BS in Economics, Concentrating in Finance, and minored in History. Nikhil joined the board of Taasa in December 2018 to help serve as an advocate for bringing healthcare and education to the developing world.
Regional Fundraising Head
Cole is currently a real estate advisor in New York City. He graduated from Union College in 2018 with a BA in Economics. Cole began helping Taasa with fundraising/marketing efforts in 2018 due to his passion for helping those in need. Cole hopes that in the future, Taasa will treat over 15,000 patients. Cole has been an instrumental asset in planning and executing our first two events and looks forward to many more successful events.