Uche Uwahemu, MBA

Director, Government Affairs

Uche Uwahemu joined CEI in 2022, bringing extensive hands-on experience in coalition building, public and community engagement, and government affairs. Prior to CEI, he served as Senior Policy Advisor and Senior District Field Representative for California’s 15th Assembly District, which covers much of CEI’s East Bay service area. He also founded a business and consulting firm that for nine years delivered support and services to non-profit organizations and small businesses (primarily healthcare). His skills in building key partnerships with local, regional, state, and federal government agencies help CEI forge meaningful connections with elected officials and legislative staff who make policies that affect healthcare and social services for seniors.

Uche is the current vice chair of the Richmond Workforce Development Board and also serves on the board of New Way Homes. He holds a master’s degree in business administration from Golden Gate University and a bachelor’s degree in criminology and criminal justice from the University of Maryland. When not working, he spends time with his two boys and enjoys coaching Little League Baseball and Youth Football.