Hillary Okhidi Omala

Executive Director | Kenya

Hillary joins CFK with a long history in the nonprofit sector managing health systems, leading research and policy development, providing program direction and technical assistance and leading strategic partnerships. He has spent the past 10 years focused on strategic planning and implementation work for non-governmental organizations with an emphasis on capacity building as well as monitoring and evaluation. His expertise includes operations management, resource mobilization, strategic partnership development and board and staff development.

Prior to his appointment, Hillary served one three-year term as a member of the Board of Trustees for CFK in Kenya. In addition, he owns and operates Enai Group, a consulting firm advising health practitioners, companies and nonprofits on how health education and treatment intersects with environmental sustainability. Hillary earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Communication from the University of Nairobi and has a postgraduate diploma in Project Management from Nairobi’s Centre for Finance and Project Management. He is a finalist for a Master of Public Health (MPH) at the University of Nairobi, majoring in health economics and policy development and is currently undertaking research in the area of healthcare financing.


Mercy Owuor

Head of Research, Development & Policy | Kenya

A Heroine of Health 2017 Awardee from GE and Women in Global Health, Mercy comes to CFK with over 10 years of program management and research experience. She leads our efforts in growth and strategy development, capacity development, advocacy and partnerships. In addition, she provides oversight of monitoring, evaluation and learning for all initiatives, fundraising and proposal development. Previously, Mercy served as the director of community programs for Lwala Community Alliance, leading design and development, planning, implementation, evaluation and reporting for their community programs including public health outreach, education and economic empowerment. She also worked at the University of Nairobi’s College of Health Sciences as a field study coordinator.


Mark Muasa

Head of Programs | Kenya

Mark Muasa is passionate about working for an organization that promotes community-driven solutions and initiatives in order to implement transformative development programs, specifically in public health. Mark has previously worked for KEMRI/CDC in the International Emerging Infectious Disease Program, an active population-based study of major infectious diseases in the urban part of Nairobi. He holds a Master of Arts in Medical Sociology and a Bachelor of Arts from Moi University, and a post-graduate diploma in Project Management from the Institute of Finance and Project Management.


Jane Ojijo

Head of Finance | Kenya

Jane is a seasoned financial management professional with over ten years of experience with organizations like AVSI, an international NGO, and Centre for Rights and Education Awareness (CREAW), a national NGO in humanitarian and development sectors. Jane has extensive experience overseeing and managing diverse financial portfolios including multi-year and multi funded donor program and has managed projects from individuals, foundations, bilateral donors, international agencies and local agencies state departments and UN agencies. Examples include but aren’t limited to USAID, DFID, Embassy of Finland, UN Agencies, EU.

Jane is a certified Public Accountant of Kenya (CPA-K) and earned a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) from KCA University and Diploma in Accounts from Kenya technical University of Mombasa.

As the Head of Finance at Carolina for Kibera, Jane feels her role is to achieve a seamless, efficient, effective and well-coordinated finance function that drives the overall strategy and responsible for offering my high level advice in developing and maintaining proper financial systems and procedures that facilitate Good Finance Practice (GFPs) within the organization, furthermore act as the Internal Auditor of the organization, continuously reviewing and strengthening the internal financial control systems and procedures to enhance compliance while championing for compliance on all statutory requirements with regulators, government agencies, development partners and with reference to the internal policies and manuals of the CFK.


Doreen Nkatha

Head of Operations | Kenya

Doreen Nkatha first began working at CFK in July 2014 as our finance and administration officer. Prior to CFK, she was a finance officer with Jhpiego and World Concern. Doreen holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, and is a registered CPA.

Board of Directors

Rye Barcott, Chair Co-Founder, Carolina for Kibera and Co-Founder and CEO, With Honor

Brett Bullington – Angel Investor and Advisor to Start-ups, Technology Entrepreneur

Jennifer Coffman, Ph.D. Associate Executive Director, Center for Global Engagement and Professor of Integrated Science and Technology, James Madison University

Jim Herrington, Ph.D. – Professor, Department of Health Behavior, UNC-Chapel Hill

Francis Kibet, Treasurer – Manager, IT Audit Services Duke Energy Corporation

George KuriaChief Executive Officer, ACRE Africa

Joseph Ng’ang’a, Secretary – Regional Director, responsAbility Africa Ltd., and Managing Director, responsAbility Renewable Energy Holding

Dickson Omondi – Regional Director, Southern and East Africa, National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI)

Claire Rotich – Senior Associate, Health Industries Advisory at PwC

Dr. Ron Strauss, D.M.D., Ph.D.
  Executive Vice Provost, UNC-Chapel Hill

James Peacock, Ph.D. [Honorary Member] – Kenan Professor of Anthropology, UNC-Chapel Hill

Advisory Council

Madeleine Albright 
64th U.S. Secretary of State

Karen Austrian
Senior Associate, Population Council 

Yaniv Barzilai
Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State

Stellah Bosire
Co-Executive DirectorUHAI: East African Sexual Health & Rights Initiative

Robert Breiman
Emory University Professor; Former Director, CDC Global Disease Detection 

Peter Dixon
Founder and CEO, Second Front; Former CFK Peacock Fellow

Bill George
Professor, Harvard Business School; former CEO, Medtronic 

Chris Howard
President, Robert Morris University

Christopher Hunt
Partner, Riverstone; Professor of Practice, Imperial Business School in London 

Anne Khaskhala
Professor of Medicine, University of Nairobi

Sammy Kemmey
Executive, DTB Africa

Orlando Lyomu
Group CEO and Managing Director, The Standard Group Pl 

Joseph Nye
Harvard University Distinguished Service ProfessorHarvard University Center for the Environment, Harvard Kennedy SchoolBelfer Center for Science and International Affairs

William Roper
Interim President, UNC System; Former Director, US CDC 

English Sall
Board Member, Sall Family Foundation; Adjunct Professor, UNC School of Public Health