Dwayne Friesen

Dwayne knew Otino Waa founders, Bob and Carol Higgins, even before the founding of Otino Waa and he was inspired to support their efforts to respond to God's call to intervene on behalf of Ugandan orphans.

Since 2008, Dwayne has actively helped define and expand the vision of Otino Waa as a member of the Board. He is excited and inspired as he watches God provide the dedicated staff, donors, volunteers and physical resources to advance the God-inspired vision to address the physical and spiritual needs of the children of Otino Waa as well as the surrounding community.

Dwayne has lived in Bend since 1980 and was an owner and Vice President of Research for Bend Research, a pharmaceutical R&D company, until his retirement in 2017. He is passionate about encouraging Otino Waa to continue to follow God's leading to bless the people of Northern Uganda wherever and however their needs become evident.