The ACLENet Executive Committee provides the core leadership for the organization. It consists of:
Mary Ann Cooper
Mary Ann Cooper
Dr Cooper is an emergency physician with a thirty year career in lightning injury prevention and work with lightning and electrical injury survivors. Because of her lightning work internationally, she is the only physician to be elected a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society.
She is Professor Emerita of Emergency Medicine at the University of Illinois @ Chicago , USA, and Founding Director of ACLENet.
Administrative Head and Centre Manager
Mr Ataremwa was awarded a BS in Biochemistry from Mbarara University of Science and Technology and holds a Diploma in Environment Science. His passion is improving public health and saving lives.
He serves as the Administrative Head and Centre Manager for ACLE at Makerere University School of Business, the academic home of ACLENet.
Tel: +256774394526 / +256701833906
Postal: P O Box 75385, Kampala, Uganda
Mr Tushemereirwe was the guiding force behind the formation of ACLE. He is an experienced educator at both the secondary and university levels and holds a Diploma in Business Administration.
Also trained as a biochemist, he currently serves as Senior Presidential Advisor on Science and Technology to H.E. the President of the Republic of Uganda and as Relationships Manager for ACLENet.
Ron Holle is a meteorological consultant in Oro Valley, Arizona in the United States. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in meteorology from Florida State University. He retired from NOAA Research Laboratories after three decades of research. He has worked extensively in meteorological education issues relating to lightning safety and the demographics of lightning victims and damages and has authored or co-authored numerous journal papers, books and book chapters, and informal papers in these areas. He has spoken on lightning safety at many technical conferences, civic groups, and has been interviewed for television programs, magazines, and newspapers. Mr. Holle is a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society and received the Fujita Research Achievement Award from the National Weather Association.
Ron Holle is a meteorological consultant in Oro Valley, Arizona in the United States.
Ian Jandrell, PhD
Ian Jandrell, PhD
Ian Jandrell, PhD, is Dean of Engineering and the Built Environment, at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (UWits). He has mentored countless engineering and interdisciplinary graduate students and is Personal Professor in the School of Electrical and Information Engineering at Wits, where he holds the CBI-electric Chair of Lightning. At Wits, Dr Jandrell is joint leader of the High Voltage and the Lightning/EMC Research Group. He is the author or co-author of more than 100 papers in the areas of High Voltage Engineering, Earthing and Lightning Protection and Industrial EMC. Dr Jandrell is a Member of the Scientific Committee of the International Conference on Lightning Protection (ICLP). Due to the efforts of the UWits team, ICLP2022 will be held in South Africa co-sponsored by UWits and ACLENetNet.
Ian Jandrell, PhD, is Dean of Engineering and the Built Environment, at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (UWits).
Jean Blaise Ngamini
Mr Ngamini is a senior meteorologist with an MS in Meteorology as well as an MS in Management Science from the University of Miami, Florida, USA. He has participated as an operational expert in several regional projects in Africa such as AMMA (African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis).
Mr Ngamini worked more than 20 years with ASECNA, a company in charge of Air Navigation Safety in Africa and Madagascar, where he was responsible for meteorological networks and data processing for ASECNA. He plays a vital role in promoting lightning safety and protection in French speaking countries and is fluent in English and French.
A Pan-African Network of Centres dedicated to reducing deaths, injuries and property damage from Lightning.
To protect lives and property from damage by lightning throughout an interconnected African continent.