John Wanda is a principal and vice president of finance at Chapman, Cubine, Allen & Hussey Inc. in Arlington, Virginia. He and his wife Joyce are the founders of the Arlington Academy of Hope (AAH) in the United States and in Uganda, where they have built and run Arlington Junior School and two medical clinics. Each year they provide scholarships for more than 500 secondary and tertiary students. Their work has earned numerous humanitarian awards, including recognition by the Uganda Embassy in Washington, DC for Outstanding Service to the Country of Uganda during the 50th Independence Anniversary. Born and raised in Bududa, Uganda, John completed his education at Makerere University, Kampala, with a degree in accounting. He received an MBA at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. He earned a CPA from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Certified Accountants.