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

Dr. Abdi Adan Roda, Ph.D

Position: ADVISORY MEMBER
Categories: Our Advisory Board

Dr. (CPA) (FA) Abdi Adan Roba is a seasoned internal audit, corporate finance, risk management, quality assurance and operational efficiency, banking, financial management and organizational development professional with flair over and vast experience attained over the years in the banking and energy sectors in Kenya. He has attended numerous leadership and management training and also addressed senior executives of public and private organizations on thematic areas of finance, internal audit, banking, risk management, sustainability and organizational management.  He is a resource person and facilitator for the executive and management development trainings offered by the Kenya School of Monetary Studies. He has taught as adjunct lecturer at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies and Umma University. Dr. (CPA) (FA) Roba takes pride in having undertaken consultancy assignments both in Kenya and within the region that has enabled organizations turnaround their finances, corporate strategies, product offering and organizational management. He currently serves on the board of Global Alliance for a Healthy Society (GAHSO); a local NGO.

Dr. (CPA) (FA) Abdi Adan Roba holds a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Finance from Jomo Kenyatta University of Science & Technology (JKUAT), Masters in Business Administration (MBA) in Finance from the University of Nairobi and a First-Class Honours Degree in Finance from Maseno University. In addition, he holds an Executive Diploma in Islamic Banking & Finance from the AlHuda Centre of Islamic Banking and Economics in Pakistan. 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), the Institute of Certified Investments and Financial Analysts (ICIFA) and the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA- Kenya).  Outside his flair in financial and organizational management, Dr. (CPA) (FA) Abdi Adan Roba loves mentorship of young upcoming professionals and writes on topical issues covering Kenya and the region in national newspapers like Business Daily, Africa. He has written many articles and published in referred journals.

Dr. Abdi Adan Roda, Ph.D

ADVISORY MEMBER

Dr. (CPA) (FA) Abdi Adan Roba is a seasoned internal...

Peter Gregory

Position: CO-FOUNDER
Categories: Board

Mr. Gregory is a highly experienced financial management professional with over 5 years of experience in Grant’s administration of more than (5) Donor funds. Mr. Odhiambo’s 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 the African Women Development Fund (AWFD), he brings specific skills in accountability and management of large donor-funded projects.

Mr. Gregory has a proven ability to design and maintain accounting systems, prepare periodic financial reports, and supervise 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 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 a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (Finance Option) from The University of Nairobi.

He’s currently working as Finance and Operation Officer at Edrak Associates Limited, he has worked as a Finance 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. Gregory is a highly experienced financial management professional with...

Wicklife Odhiambo Okinda

Position: BOARD MEMBER
Categories: Board

Wickliffe brings over 20 years of consistent financial and operational practice. He works with AFIDEP as a Chief Operations Officer based in Malawi. He has previously worked at the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (USAID Partnership), as a Finance and Administration Director and AMREF Health Africa.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration (Accounting) with IT from Maseno University. He also holds a master’s in business administration from the University of Nairobi and is pursuing a PhD in Finance at the same University. He is a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya and has a master’s in ministry from Nation-to-Nation Christian University USA.

 

Wicklife Odhiambo Okinda

BOARD MEMBER

Wickliffe brings over 20 years of consistent financial and operational...

Priscilla Nyanchama Ombongi (PhD, MBA, BBA)

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)

BOARD MEMBER

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

Dafine Auma Paul

Position: Founder & Executive Director
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.

Dafine Auma Paul

Founder & Executive Director

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

Dr, Effie Mwalo

Position: HEALTH CO-ORDINATOR
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 CO-ORDINATOR

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

Dona Kamia

Position: BOARD MEMBER
Categories: Board

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

BOARD MEMBER

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

Dr.Otelemate Jacqueline

Position: ADVISORY - RESOURCE MOBILIZATION
Categories: Our Advisory Board

Otelemate Jacqueline Georgewill holds a doctorate in Leadership Studies with reference to Security and Development and a Master’s in Intelligence and International Security from King’s College London. She has her research interest in leadership, natural resource governance and environment, insurgency, counter-terrorism, migration and organised crime, policing reform and emerging markets.

As a consultant, she works with civil society organisations, public and private sector, multinational corporations and international organisations, where she helps with research, strategy, planning, analysis, advisory and development of policy documents.  Otelemate is currently a Research Associate at the African Leadership Centre, King’s College London, co-founder of Bliss Aid Foundation- an organisation with a mandate to help underprivileged children and widows and Managing Partner Topbrand Consult in Nigeria.

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Dr.Otelemate Jacqueline

ADVISORY - RESOURCE MOBILIZATION

Otelemate Jacqueline Georgewill holds a doctorate in Leadership Studies with...

Joy Anyango Mboya

Position: Advocacy Manager
Categories: Board

Ms. Joy is a program management specialist with strong M & E background; She has over 3 years’ experience providing technical and programmatic support in implementation of HIV/AIDS, Nutrition, TB, Malaria, Family Planning Methods, vaccine preventable disease, community health and integrated health programs including WASH. Joy has acquired experience over the last 2 years in program management and technical support for all stages of project development including proposal design, proposal development, grants and contracts management, implementation, Monitoring and evaluations and high-level donor reporting. She has passion for Health System Strengthening work, facilitation of learning processes, staff supervision, mentorship and working as part of a team to achieve desired portfolio objectives. Joy holds skills in resource mobilization, creating collaborative partnerships and networks to fosters growth and sustainability of given portfolio. She has extensive experience tracking performance, donor representation and relationship building at national, subnational government and with key stakeholders both in Kenya and is highly adept at making strategic decisions to achieve desired goal.

Joy is a Bachelor of Science (BSC) degree holder in Actuarial Science from Egerton University and she is currently undertaking Master’s Degree in Program Management.

Joy Anyango Mboya

Advocacy Manager

Ms. Joy is a program management specialist with strong M...

Candy Feedy

Position: ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Categories: Staff Members

I am a graduate with a bachelor’s Degree in Public Policy and Administration. I possess expertise in policy-making, formulation, advocacy, operations management and acumen for maximizing performance and inspiring colleagues. I am able to visualize success and identify unconventional yet highly effective strategies for achieving it. My personal philosophy is rooted in empowering others and creating a positive perspective of life circumstances. As an adept humanitarian with a genuine and nurturing nature, combined with a professional and
ambitious approach, I possess the primary skills needed in my field, including supply chain, research and logistics process optimization. Additionally, communication and planning are part of my skill set, with proficiency in teamwork. Experience in interacting with diverse populations
has given me an in-depth understanding and awareness of differences in both individuals and organizations.I have skillfully balanced organizational objectives and productive relationships, strategizing and recommending ways in which to achieve and maintain policies. My planning and problem-solving talent have supported my professional growth. I am detail-oriented and results-driven.

Candy Feedy

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

I am a graduate with a bachelor’s Degree in Public...

Zencky James Otieno

Position: ADVISORY MEMBER
Categories: Our Advisory Board

I’m Zencky James Otieno Odhiambo, an experienced administration officer with a strong background in Business Administration (Finance) with IT and a Higher Diploma in Police Science. With over a decade of expertise, I specialize in collecting vital criminal information, managing databases related to corruption and other crimes, and producing intelligence reports.

Key Achievements:
– Completed Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) Training at YALI Regional Leadership Center East Africa in 2018.
– Completed Leadership Development Course 247/14 at Kenya School of Adventure and Leadership (KESAL) in 2014.
– Received training in The Humanitarian Peace Support School ICSO1-VOL1 at KESAL Base Camp in 2014.

I am a strategic thinker and problem solver, committed to identifying community development needs and providing effective solutions. My dedication to my profession and my ability to turn ideas into action with precision are my driving forces.

Zencky James Otieno

ADVISORY MEMBER

I’m Zencky James Otieno Odhiambo, an experienced administration officer with...

Gigi Louisa

Position: DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS
Categories: Staff Members

With thirteen years working in the field of Human rights, Gender and Sexuality Kenya, East Africa and Africa on various levels and with various partners, allies, duty bearers, policymakers, funders etc. Gigi is an expert on cross-sectional and specific matters concerning gender and sexuality, health, human rights, advocacy, coalition and movement building. Louisa has over the years positively contribute to addressing issues related to discrimination, unlawful imprisonment, security and safety, sexual and gender based violence, access to specific information and health services, and advocacy strategies at National, regional and international mechanisms and platforms. Her ability to understand the negative impact of exclusions, she can identify the capacity gaps, engage with partners, allies and relevant duty bearers to address types of systemic intolerance towards women, girls and other minority groups such as the LGBTIQ community.
Gigi has an experience in security planning, response and management, research, national, regional and international advocacy, capacity building, organization and movement building, program development management, media engagement, fundraising and resource mobilization and working with refugees and asylum seekers. In addition, Gigi is a demonstrated leader who continues to, through a feministic lens; use her expertise through capacity strengthening programs and initiatives such as workshops, trainings, public speaking and customized panels and mentorship initiatives etc. Her skills and experience in working on topics based on gender, sexuality, research, security and policy advocacy at national and regional level continue to be visible in her work as a human rights defender.
As one of the vocal voices and frontline activists in the Kenyan human rights movement, she continues to advocate for equality, inclusion, access to fair justice, non-discrimination and climate change.
Gigi Louisa is an Alumni of Human Rights Advocacy Program at the Columbia University, New York; Sexuality and Leadership Fellowship, Lagos; CREA-SGRI Capalbio, Italy and and EAHRP-EQUITAS.

Gigi Louisa

DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS

With thirteen years working in the field of Human rights,...

Keline Osano

Position: MERL DIRECTOR
Categories: Staff Members

Keline Osano is an accomplished tech innovator and director of monitoring and Evaluation at GAHSO. Armed with a Bachelor’s degree in Biostatistics and over four years of intensive experience in research and development, Keline is a visionary entrepreneur. Her passion for leveraging technology for transformative change led her to establish GRise Systems Solutions, a pioneering tech firm excelling in digital solutions, data analytics, mobile apps, web development, and cybersecurity. Under her dynamic leadership, GRise has emerged as a trailblazer in the tech industry.

Keline’s dedication to fostering innovation and inclusivity echoes in her role at GAHSO, where she actively contributes to creating profound social impacts in the communities they serve. With a vision for a future where technology propels sustainable development and economic growth across Africa, Keline Osano stands as a testament to the power of determination, innovation, and a relentless commitment to making a difference through transformative technology solutions

Keline Osano

MERL DIRECTOR

Keline Osano is an accomplished tech innovator and director of...

MERCY NYABUTI

Position: FINANCE & PROGRAMS COORDINATOR
Categories: Staff Members

Ms. Nyabuti is a highly organized administration and finance coordinator with a bachelor of commerce degree from Kenyatta University and 6 years’ experience within the human rights sector in oversees prudent financial management including fundraising, management and reporting of grant funds. Skilled in developing and managing financial strategy, she has played a crucial role in results-oriented practices within coaching and developing the capacity of grassroots Kenyan and refugee-led gender-based organizations with a track record of success in creating, implementing and managing financial processes.

Presently, Ms. Nyabuti continues to support programmatic initiatives through use of her identity as a feminist, activist, and human rights defender to advocate for the social justice of women and girls. She is very passionate about gender equality advocacy and is actively engaged in organizing and linking international and regional mechanisms for advocacy. Over the years, she has been key in providing critical support to marginalized populations in the advocacy arena including participation at high-level meetings with both state and non-state actors.

MERCY NYABUTI

FINANCE & PROGRAMS COORDINATOR

Ms. Nyabuti is a highly organized administration and finance coordinator...