KEY PEOPLE

Pure Professionalism

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JAMES AGUEK

President/CEO of the Board of Directors

In-kind will oversee the project and supervise all organization operations. Mr. Aguek, graduated from Khartoum, Sudan High School. Completed multiple technical careers and Leadership training. At mid Florida tech. He served for 6 years as the President of the Sudanese Community in Florida. He was a translator for the resettlement program classes for newly arrived refugees, with Catholic Charities of Florida, where he interpreted during orientations. He currently works for Iowa State Ready-Mix.

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JOHN ANTOON

Senior Board Advisor

John Antoon II (born May 16, 1946) is an American lawyer and Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Antoon was a prosecutor for the City of Cocoa, Florida from 1971 to 1972 and was in private practice from 1971 to 1984. He was an associate with Gleason, Walker, Pearson, and Shreve (1971) and as a partner with Shreve, Antoon, and Clifton (1972–1974), Antoon and Clifton, P.A. (1974–1976), and Stromire, Westman, Lintz, Baugh, McKinley, and Antoon, P.A. (1976–1984). He served as an assistant public defender for the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida from 1972 to 1976 and a circuit judge of the Eighteenth Circuit from 1985 to 1995. Antoon served as a judge on the Florida Fifth District Court of Appeal from 1995 to 2000.

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ERIC H. BAGHO

Chairman of the Board of Directors

In-kind will organize ANCAUS.INC. resources in support of the project. Mr. Bagho holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with a Concentration in Energy and Power Systems from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. He is currently an acquisition professional for the United States Navy overseeing contracts award and execution of Training Systems (Simulators). Currently, Mr. Bagho is the Lead Systems Engineer for two projects: the T-45C Technology Refresh Project

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 ASHLEY CAYCEDO

Board Advisor

I am originally from Miami, Florida, but have called Des Moines, Iowa home for the past 6 years. Since a young age I have had a strong passion for working with children and youth. From volunteering in children’s ministry to being a camp counselor, I always knew my gifts were best used serving others. In 2011, I completed my Bachelors in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida and my second year serving through AmeriCorps. Despite loving these experiences I still had a strong desire to focus on serving internationally. In 2013, I completed my MBA in Economic Development at Easter University and then spent 4 months serving in NE India through American Baptist International Ministries. Moving to Des Moines led me to inherit Jonathan’s House International and spend 8 months in Sierra Leone. My experiences over seas and my mentor relationship with South Sudanese youth have created in me a deep love for African people and their culture. Serving through ANCAUS is the perfect blend of my passions and am honored to serve alongside such strong South Sudanese leadership.

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NYANDENG MENUER

Project Director

will be responsible for the successful implementation of the SAMS Project as outlined in the framework and according to the strategic direction of ANCAUS Board of Directors. This individual will facilitate educational workshops, training, and forums while coordinating volunteer efforts as ANCAUS works to address substance misuse rates. Ms. Menuer obtained a B.S. in Biology with a Minor in Psychology from Le Moyne College in Upstate New York. She has an extensive background in healthcare and social services field. She is a member of several non-profit organizations including Habitat for Humanity, Operation Southern Comfort Disaster Relief, and American Red Cross.

 

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