The CEED Board

Graham Hodgetts

CEED President

Mechanical engineer with patents, retired company president

James Stevens

Chair of the Board

Chief technical officer and managing partner at Agilarc LLC

Pete Cady

Treasurer and Secretary

Civil and environmental engineer, retired small business owner

Daniel (Flip) Thompson

Board Member

Government contracts manager for Accent Controls Inc

Frank Klein

Board Member

Retired small business owner, current property manager

Jim West

Chief Drilling Consultant

Retired master plumber

Mark Lodico

Board Member

Clinic director at Advanced Pain Medicine

Gregory M Kobulnicky

Board Member

Real estate developer and investor

Worth Helms

Board Member

Retired, Northwestern Mutual


Michael J Passineau, PhD

Board Member

Vice president of

Salivary Gland Therapeutics at MeiraGTx

John (Jake) Vagias

Board Member

Retired executive director Butler Co.

Assistance Office, current flight instructor

Herbert Asiimwe, CPA –  Managing Director for CEED Uganda

Herbert is one of CEED’s farm managers as well as the Ugandan Director for all of our development projects. Herbert feels that one of the major obstacles to progress in his country is corruption and that CPAs can be instrumental in preventing it by strict adherence to financial accountability.  He lives in the town of Hoima, Uganda with his wife, Justine, their three sons, and one daughter.

Herbert Asiimwe

Kate Kuzko – U.S. Based Business Manager

Kate is a new hire, having come on board in September of 2021. She first learned of CEED from the now-retired Jill Whitecap and fell in love with the work. She hasn’t been to Uganda but is hoping to change that in the future.