Dr. Makena L. Mbungu

Position: CHAIR ADVISORY BOARD
Categories: Our Advisory Board

A graduate of Kenyatta University, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine and Surgery. Currently Heads the Critical Care Department at Embu Level 5 Hospital. Has an admirable passion for creative arts and is looking forward to seeing how best we can leverage our individual skills to bring value to the people in our country and continent, through self-development!

Dr. Makena L. Mbungu

CHAIR ADVISORY BOARD

A graduate of Kenyatta University, with a Bachelor’s Degree in...

Martijn Knottnerus

Position: ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER
Categories: Our Advisory Board

Martijn Knottnerus . Experienced Internal Audit Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the food production industry, IT peripherals, insurance & telecommunications. Skilled in Soft controls, Enterprise Risk Management, Business Process Improvement, Auditing, and Finance. Strong internal audit, risk & compliance professional with an Executive Master of Internal Auditing focused in soft controls from University of Amsterdam (Amsterdam, The Netherlands).

Martijn Knottnerus

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER

Martijn Knottnerus . Experienced Internal Audit Manager with a demonstrated...

Bernadette Ojao

Position: PEER EDUCATOR & CREATIVE ACTIVIST
Categories: Our Advisory Board

Bernadette Ojao

PEER EDUCATOR & CREATIVE ACTIVIST

CPA FA Abdi Adan Roba

Position: ADVISORY MEMBER
Categories: Our Advisory Board

CPA FA Roba Adan Abdi has vast experience in risk management, quality assurance process, operations efficiency, Islamic banking, internal audit, financial management and general organizational management. He has been a resource person for trainings organized by Kenya School of Monetary Studies (KSMS) and Kenya Bankers Association (KBA).
He was overall coordinator of Organizational Performance Index (OPI) teams that were preparing Gulf African Bank for Company of the Year (COYA) awards. The Bank won in two categories. He has attended numerous leadership and management trainings and also addressed senior executives of public and private organizations on organizational excellence.
He has written articles in peer reviewed journals and premier magazines. He is a fellow of Gandhi Smarak Fund of the University of Nairobi and Higher Education Loans Board (HELB) postgraduate awards. Roba holds a first class honours degree in Finance from Maseno University and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) in Finance from the University of Nairobi. Currently, he is undertaking his doctoral degree thesis in Finance (PhD Finance).
He is a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (CPA), a Certified Investments and Financial Analyst (CIFA) and a Certified Pension Trustee by the College of Insurance, Retirement Benefits Authority (RBA) and Humber Centre for Employee Benefits (Toronto, Canada). He is a full member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK), Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA- Kenya) and the Institute of Certified Investments and Financial Analysts (ICIFA).
CPA FA ABDI ADAN ROBA

CPA FA Abdi Adan Roba

ADVISORY MEMBER

CPA FA Roba Adan Abdi has vast experience in risk...

Peter Gregory

Position: CO-FOUNDER
Categories: Board

Mr. Odhiambo is a highly experienced financial management professional with over 5 years of experience in Grants administration of more than (5) Donor funds. Mr. Odhiambo strong program management includes launch through closeout, human resource management, financial planning, cooperative agreement compliance, Sub –award management and reporting. and reporting. Having worked with multiple donors, including USAID, Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Catholic Relief Services, Uhai Eashri and African Women Development Fund (AWFD), he brings specific skills in accountability and management of large donor-funded projects.

Mr Odhiambo has a proven ability to design and maintain accounting systems, preparing periodic financial reports and supervising the work of the staff accountants. Proficient in assessing risks and internal controls by identifying areas of non-compliance; evaluating manual and automated financial processes; identifying process weaknesses and inefficiencies and operational issues. Possessing excellent communication skills and having the ability to communicate professionally with clients and colleagues on financial issues.

He holds a degree in Business Administration with IT (Finance Option) from Maseno University and currently undertaking his Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Nairobi.

He has worked as a Financer Officer with Kenya Widows and Orphans Support Programme (KWOSP) and Nyanza Reproductive Health Society (NRHS). He has also worked with Intrahealth International and Marie Stopes Kenya.

Peter Gregory

CO-FOUNDER

Mr. Odhiambo is a highly experienced financial management professional with...

Juliet Ofafa – MPH

Position: SECRETARY TO THE BOARD
Categories: Board

Experienced Program Development and Management expert with a demonstrated history of over 10 years working in the NGO sector. Have extensive experience running mult-sectoral programs in key sectors of Health (mHealth, Maternal – MCH, reproductive, HIV/AIDS, Ophthalmic, dental, orthopaedic, mental, nutrition, etc; Food Security; building community resilience against Climate Change. I have also run other various development and humanitarian response initiatives. Am an effective, results-oriented individual. Skilled in donor contract management, sustainable development, analytical research, program designing, implementation, budget and financial management, M&E, and fundraising. Expert ability to distil operational complexities and cultural sensitives while ensuring meaningful and sustainable impacts and outcomes.

Juliet Ofafa – MPH

SECRETARY TO THE BOARD

Experienced Program Development and Management expert with a demonstrated history...

Dr.Anne D.Smith

Position: BOARD MEMBER
Categories: Board

Anne D. Smith (B.S., McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia; MBA & Ph.D., Kenan-Flagler Business School, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) is the King and Judy Rogers Professor in Business and Head of Management Department at the Haslam College of Business, University of Tennessee Knoxville.

She primarily researches topics related to processes: how qualitative research is undertaken and how leaders orchestrate organizational change. She enjoys making sense of textual and photographic data using Computer-Aided Qualitative Data Analysis Software (CAQDAS). Her research has been published in leading management and organization journals such as Organization Science, Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management, Journal of Operations Management, Journal of Management Inquiry, and other academic journals. She has published several articles in Organizational Research Methods where she was an Associate Editor for five years and is currently an editorial board member. Anne is a co-editor of the series Research Methodology in Strategy and Management (Emerald). Anne is also a fellow and instructor for the Consortium for the Advancement in Research Methods (CARMA).

Dr.Anne D.Smith

BOARD MEMBER

Anne D. Smith (B.S., McIntire School of Commerce, University of...

REBECCA JANE COOPER

Position: BOARD MEMBER
Categories: Board

Specialties: International Recruiting, Nonprofits, Relief and Development Sector Recruiting, Disaster Relief Recruiting, Interviewing, Communication, Coaching. I have 5 years of International Recruitment experience within the non-profit sector. I enjoy connecting applicants to the right job at the right time, and providing hiring managers with great talent for their team. I recruit and source people from different technical and cultural backgrounds with a wide range of experience levels from entry level positions to senior leadership roles. I strive to attract and recruit people with the desire to use their skills and experiences to serve in the most difficult places on earth.

Recruiter, International Relief @ Summary: I serve as a part of a dynamic Human Resources recruiting team with Samaritan’s Purse. I attract and recruit candidates for our offices in Africa; recruiting talent internationally to fill critical positions serving people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease and famine. I enjoy advising hiring managers on hiring the best fit candidate for their open positions, and believe it’s a top priority to build partnerships with the hiring manager’s I serve with. Detailed Responsibilities: • Execute full-cycle recruitment for International positions based in Africa • Source, attract, screen, interview and hire the best-fit qualified job candidates for open positions • Develop, implement and execute a sourcing strategy for requisitions • Improve the delivery of qualified/”right fit” candidates in a timely and cost effective manner • Source in pools that attract diverse, qualified candidates • Conduct interviews with candidates for current vacancies and conduct exploratory interviews for potential future vacancies • Actively build a pool of qualified candidates for future vacancies across the ministry by building networks and developing relationships with top talent • Continuously improve the quality and efficiency of recruiting processes to ensure they are simple, effective, repeatable, scalable, and integrated with systems • Build HR and Recruiting trust and credibility across the organization • Cultivate and maintain effective, collaborative, consultative relationships with assigned departments and hiring managers • Provide customer focused service to candidates, internal customers and other staff From November 2011 to Present (4 years 2 months) Recruiting Coordinator, International Relief @ As the coordinator I worked on both recruiting candidates for our positions, as well as becoming well-versed on the administration that goes with recruiting and hiring candidates. I was exposed and gained knowledge in many areas of HR including recruiting, compensation and benefits. From December 2010 to October 2011 (11 months) Staffing Assistant, International Field Staff @ As the Staffing Assistant, International Field Staff I was the gatekeeper for applicants interested in working overseas. I reviewed all new applications, responded to job inquiries, and worked with the Recruiter and hiring managers to place applicants in our project sites overseas. From January 2009 to November 2010 (1 year 11 months) Manager Assistant @ I worked at Back Yard Burgers in Boone, NC for almost 8 years where I learned valuable customer service skills and leadership skills. I know how to work in a fast-pasted, diverse environment, where teamwork is encouraged and valued. From August 2001 to April 2009 (7 years 9 months) Donor Ministries Representative @ As a Representative I had the responsibility of corresponding with Samaritan’s Purse donors via phone, email, and letter. Not only did I take donor donations and answer questions, but also helped solve problems and come up with solutions for our customer base.

REBECCA JANE COOPER

BOARD MEMBER

Specialties: International Recruiting, Nonprofits, Relief and Development Sector Recruiting, Disaster...

Priscilla Nyanchama Ombongi (PhD, MBA, BBA with I.T)

Position: BOARD MEMBER
Categories: Board

Dr. Priscilla Nyanchama Ombongi holds a Doctor of Philosophy Degree (PhD) in Industrial Economics obtained from Wuhan University of Technology, People’s Republic of China. She also Holds a Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of Nairobi and a Bachelor of Business Administration with Information Technology from Maseno University. Having worked both in private and public institutions, Dr. Ombongi has diverse experience of more than ten years which has enabled her proficiency on matters financial management, economics, administration, strategic communication, research and development. Dr. Ombongi’s current interests and research areas include Industrial & financial development, Innovation &Technology, SDGs and other trending issues of national, regional and international nature. Dr. Ombongi also has a special interest of mentoring young people in different areas with main focus on how to cross various bridges in life regardless of the background with an emphasis on education as a key to not only acquiring knowledge but also to success.

 

Priscilla Nyanchama Ombongi (PhD, MBA, BBA with I.T)

BOARD MEMBER

Dr. Priscilla Nyanchama Ombongi holds a Doctor of Philosophy Degree...

Juliet Ofafa – MPH

Position: DIRECTOR
Categories: Staff Members

Experienced Program Development and Management expert with a demonstrated history of over 10 years working in the NGO sector. Have extensive experience running mult-sectoral programs in key sectors of Health (mHealth, Maternal – MCH, reproductive, HIV/AIDS, Ophthalmic, dental, orthopaedic, mental, nutrition, etc; Food Security; building community resilience against Climate Change. I have also run other various development and humanitarian response initiatives. Am an effective, results-oriented individual. Skilled in donor contract management, sustainable development, analytical research, program designing, implementation, budget and financial management, M&E, and fundraising. Expert ability to distil operational complexities and cultural sensitives while ensuring meaningful and sustainable impacts and outcomes.

Juliet Ofafa – MPH

DIRECTOR

Experienced Program Development and Management expert with a demonstrated history...

Daphne Auma Paul

Position: CO-FOUNDER & ADVOCACY MANAGER
Categories: Staff Members

Undergraduate student at KENYATTA UNIVERSITY pursuing Bachelor Degree in education Arts ( English and Literature of English) in her final year of study. Having served as a student leader, her leadership skills have vastly developed to higher level. She has cheerfully gotten involved in numerous voluntary community outreaches which have inspired her spiritually and boosted her art of giving back to the community. She has drastically improved her communication skills to perfection. Humility, calmness and dedication in her interaction with her peers.

Daphne Auma Paul

CO-FOUNDER & ADVOCACY MANAGER

Undergraduate student at KENYATTA UNIVERSITY pursuing Bachelor Degree in education...

Cynthia Rose Nyamolo

Position: ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE COORDINATOR
Categories: Staff Members

Cynthia holds a bachelor’s degree in Economic and Statistics from Kenyatta University .She is highly experienced public health professional with 2 years of experience managing complex programs. She has over the years displayed exceptional leadership skills as portrayed in the various leadership positions she has held.

Cynthia Rose Nyamolo

ADMINISTRATION & FINANCE COORDINATOR

Cynthia holds a bachelor’s degree in Economic and Statistics from...

Dr, Effie Mwalo

Position: HEALTH COORDINATOR
Categories: Staff Members

Effie Mwalo is a passionate medical doctor with 3  year cumulative  first hand experience in  managing various medical conditions .Has great determination to leave my society better than I found it through organizing community outreach and social work Expos  .Has reputable skills in team building and project management.

Dr, Effie Mwalo

HEALTH COORDINATOR

Effie Mwalo is a passionate medical doctor with 3  year...

LAWRENCE OJWANG

Position: PROGRAMMES MANAGER
Categories: Staff Members

Lawrence Ojwang Athiambo is a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree Holder in (Humanities and Social Sciences):- from the University of Nairobi (UoN); Sociology, Economics and Literature options. He has a Certificate in Project Management and is a Master Trainer of Trainers (ToT) on Life Skills and Entrepreneurship. He is very proactive, social and resourceful individual, with over fifteen (15) years hands-on experience and in-depth understanding of project design, planning, administration and management, resource mobilization, project and community needs’ identification and assessment, capacity building and Life skills facilitation, conflict management and resolution, advocacy, social, health and economic research and survey, project documentation, monitoring and evaluation. He has successfully jump-started six (6) different pilot projects. He invoked teamwork, active community participation, project ownership and stakeholders’ involvement.

He has worked with Equity East Africa (E.A.) Investigations as Office Administrator, World Vision Kenya as Community Program Facilitator, African Health Foundation as Programme and Administration Coordinator, Water Sector Trust Fund as Social Field Monitor-WASH, Rafiki wa Maendeleo Trust as Project Manager-WASH, Intra-Africa Research Centre as Programmes and Administration Manager and Dudi Development Program under WELLTHUNGERHILFE where he implemented a community WASH and Education Infrastructure project from the community compensation funding resulting from Boeng Plane crash in Ethiopia. He has consulted on business development services for Medium and Small Micro Enterprises (MSMEs) for Kenya Innovation for Climate Change (KCIC), Equity Group Foundation (EGF), Aayden Consulting Group, Life Skills Promoters, Alpha Executive Ltd, Rift Valley Institute of Business Studies (RVIBS) and Dorcas Aid International (DAI) on WASH project review and evaluation. He is flexible, innovative and can comfortably handle multiple projects and ensure projects are delivered to the highest quality, within budget and timelines. He has experience working and living in Arid and Semi-Arid (ASAL) areas of Turkana, West Pokot, Baringo, Elgeyo Marakwet, Machakos, Kitui, Uasin Gishu, Nakuru, Siaya, Kisii, Kakamega, Kisumu, Migori, Kilifi, Mombasa, Isiolo, Nyandarua and Lake Basin Counties of Homa-bay, Kisumu, Migori, Siaya and Busia Counties.

LAWRENCE OJWANG

PROGRAMMES MANAGER

Lawrence Ojwang Athiambo is a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree...

DONA KAMIA

Position: MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION COORDINATOR
Categories: Staff Members

Dona Kamia is a talented and immensely creative journalist with a commitment to high-quality research and writing. Excellent in writing and reporting across a variety of platforms, including radio and online social media platforms. She is a team leader who values teamwork and that has enabled her to achieve more.
Her passion for humanity is what drives her to assist the vulnerable girls in society. She is a leader in her own capacity because when given a task or role she gives her best

DONA KAMIA

MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION COORDINATOR

Dona Kamia is a talented and immensely creative journalist with...

FLORENCE OKAL

Position: BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
Categories: Staff Members

Florence Okal is a diligent, resourceful and Certified Public Accountant with over 2 years’ multi-disciplinary experience in administration management operations and sales in high business environments. Excellent knowledge in developing and implementing business process and systems and improve existing procedures for general administration, business management, and sales. Proven ability to drive out inefficiencies through process improvement as well as assist in the maintenance & development of financial systems and accounting procedures.

FLORENCE OKAL

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER

Florence Okal is a diligent, resourceful and Certified Public Accountant...

Melvin Achieng

Position: PROGRAM OFFICER
Categories: Staff Members

A highly passionate, enthusiastic and goal oriented educationist with vast years’ experience achieved through hands- on experience in planning, facilitating, mentorship and coaching diverse groups of people such as students and communities.

She holds a Bachelor Degree in Education from kenyatta University, an Advanced Diploma in Project Management and currently pursuing her M.Ed Education in Emergencies at UoN

Melvin Achieng

PROGRAM OFFICER

A highly passionate, enthusiastic and goal oriented educationist with vast...