Policy

Please take time to review the AZISWA Constitution as well as the policies and procedures that guide the decision-making process of the Board. This document depicts the rules by which the entity will operate and the restrictions, powers, and duties of its officers and board members.   In addition to Federal requirements, all Non-Profits and Charities in the State of Washington must follow specific State guidelines and it is a good idea to become familiar with them. Most States have codified Non-Profit Board responsibilities under three main “duties”: Care, Loyalty and Obedience.

Leaders

AZISWA President

ZAKEYO NGOMA

PRESIDENT

Zakeyo represents the Association of Zambians in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. He is the point of contact for the organizational and financial matters of the Association, as well as all other business concerning the Association based on policies and guidelines set and approved by the Executive Board Of Directors (EBOD) or the Association. 

The President also presides over EBOD general and special meetings. 

AZISWA Vice President

DEBORAH LUMBA

VICE PRESIDENT

Deborah is a long-time community member. Her primary responsibility as Vice President is to assist the Association President and the Board with business matters concerning the Association. She also assists the President in all business concerning Association membership and the establishment of programs aimed at the professional and cultural development of the community.

Besides co-chairing all meetings with the President, she will chair the meetings in his absence.

LORRAINE MIYANDA

BOARD MEMBER

Lorraine is a long-time community member. As a Board Member, her primary responsibilities include advising and assisting the Vice President and President with business matters concerning the Association and community.

Board Member

MODESTER CHATTA

BOARD MEMBER

Modester is a long-time community member. As a Board Member, her primary responsibilities include advising and assisting the Vice President and President with business matters concerning the Association and community.