CFK LEADERSHIP TEAM

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Hillary Okhidi Omala

Executive Director | Kenya
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Hillary has 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 ten years focused on strategic planning and implementation work for non-governmental organizations with an emphasis on capacity building and monitoring and evaluation. Hillary has previously worked with CFK through his role with the CDC in Kenya and served a three-year term as a board member. Hillary serves on six government committees, ensuring the government considers the challenges faced by informal settlements when making decisions and policies. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Communication from the University of Nairobi and has a postgraduate diploma in Project Management form Nairobi’s Centre for Finance and Project Management. Hillary is a finalist for a Master of Public Health (MPH) at the University of Nairobi, majoring in Health Economics and Policy Development, researching healthcare financing. 

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Mercy Owuor

Head of Research, Development & Policy | Kenya
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Mercy, A Heroine of Health 2017 Awardee form GE and Women in Global Health, has more than ten years of program management and research experience. She previously worked with Lwala Community Alliance, where she led a team of community health workers to improve maternal and child health outcomes in rural Kenya. She also served as a Field Study Coordinator for the University of Nairobi’s College of Health Sciences. Mercy earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Moi University and a Master of Science in Community Health and Development from Great Lakes University 

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Mark Muasa

Head of Programs | Kenya
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Mark is a champion of community-driven solutions for transformative development. He has more than ten years of experience in the development sector. He served as the Head of Health Services with CFK and previously worked with the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)/CDC within the International Emerging Infectious Disease program. Mark is passionate about community-driven change to improve the health of women and children. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Moi University, a Master of Arts in Medical Sociology from the University of Nairobi, and a postgraduate diploma in Project Planning and Management from the Institute of Finance and Project Management.  

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Jane Ojijo

Head of Finance | Kenya
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Jane is a financial professional with more than ten years of financial management experience. Jane has extensive experience overseeing and managing diverse financial portfolios, including multi-year and multi-funded donor programs. She has managed projects from individuals, foundations, international and local agencies, state departments, and UN agencies through her work with organizations including AVSI and Centre for Rights and Education Awareness (CREAW). Jane is a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (CPA-K) and earned a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) from KCA University and a diploma in Accounts from the Kenya Technical University of Mombasa.  

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Doreen Nkatha

Head of Operations | Kenya
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Doreen is a finance and administration professional with more than seven years of experience in non-profit organization management. She previously served as CFK’s Finance and Administration OfficerBefore CFK, Doreen served as a Financial Officer with Jhpiego and World Concern. She champions the improvement of internal controls to ensure the effective use of financial resources within the organization and promotes a culture of transparency and accountability.  She earned a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology and is a registered CPA.  

CFK's Ann Kungu

Ann Kungu

Partnership Manager | Kenya
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Ann has served with CFK for more than eight years. She started as a program officer and then led a USAIDfunded Orphan and Vulnerable Children Program. She served as the CFK Impact Manger and recently transitioned into the role of Partnership Manager. Ann has experience working with women and children in informal settlements in Nairobi. She earned a Bachelor of Technology in Information Technology from the Technical University of Kenya and is a candidate for a Masters in Public Policy from Kenyatta University. 

CFK's Eddah Ogogo

Eddah Ogogo

Primary Healthcare Manager | Kenya
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Eddah is a progressive community health advocate with more than seven years of experience in community health and health service delivery. Eddah has served as a health Surveillance Officer for various organizations including Washington State University, Avo Global Enterprise, and KEMRI/CDC. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Health Systems Management from the Kenya Methodist University and a diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery from the Kenya Medical Training College.  

CFK's Jeffrey Okoro

Jeffrey Okoro

Program Coordinator, YEP | Kenya
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Jeffrey has been a part of CFK for more than ten years. He has strong roots in the Kibera community and finds joy in providing services that help uplift the lives of the deprived. Jeffery is a manifestation of a success story for CFK and the community of Kibera, as he is a graduate of the Angaza Scholarship Program and serves as a powerful role model for youth in the Kibera community. Jeffery is committed to empowering people to empower themselves. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Project Planning and Management from Moi University and a certificate in Business Mathematics.  

CFK's Sarah Waithera

Sarah Waithera

Program Coordinator, GEP | Kenya
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Sarah is a social justice advocate with more than ten years of experience in social and community work. She has professional experience in participatory development, monitoring and evaluation, program management, social economic analysis, and lobbying for policy change for vulnerable groups. Sarah is passionate about working on issues related to adolescent girls and is working to realize social and economic transformation of girls from poor backgrounds. Sarah earned a Bachelor of Arts in Social Communication from Catholic University.  

CFK's Beth-Ann Kutchma

Beth-Ann Kutchma

Director of Strategic Partnerships | United States
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Beth-Ann is a multi-media producer, higher education administrator, and non-profit leader with 20 years of experience specializing in global education, grant administration, media development, and research and evaluation. She has completed professional work with organizations including Carnegie Mellon University, the Nature Conservancy, the UNC Mathematics and Science Education Network, and served as a Senior Program Officer and Fulbright Program Advisor at the UNC Center for Global Initiatives. Beth-Ann served over three terms on CFK’s Board of Directors and produced Without a Fight, an award-winning documentary that explores how soccer can facilitate social change in Kibera. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Terrestrial Ecology from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.

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Katrina Kulik

Operations & Development Manager | United States
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Katrina is a dedicated humanitarian health professional with more than eight years of experience in the nonprofit sector. She has worked with a community development corporation,free medical clinic, a refugee resettlement agency, and has international volunteer experience. Katrina’s mission is to improve the lives of people around the world. She visited Kibera in 2019 before learning about CFK’s work and is honored to be a part of the CFK teamShe earned a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising from the University of Georgia and a Masters of Applied Science in Humanitarian Health from Johns Hopkins University.  

CFKs Hannah Bain

Hannah Bain

Communications Manager | United States
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Hannah is a creative storyteller with experience in developing and implementing marketing and communication strategies for international nonprofits. She has also volunteered for organizations offering legal and healthcare services to immigrants and low-income communities. Hannah is passionate about women’s empowerment and the intersection of education and public health.  She received Bachelors degrees in Communications, Spanish, and International Studies from North Carolina State University.

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 – Executive Director, Smart Power Africa, Power Initiative, The Rockefeller Foundation

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 Division in Kenya

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
Demographer, 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

Past Board Chairs

CFK has benefited from tremendous leadership on the ground and on our boards for nearly 20 years. We recognize the tenure of our past Board Chairs, who volunteered and helped us grow at each stage of our movement to be a model of participatory development and responsible research in informal settlements gripped by cycles of extreme poverty and ethnic violence around the world:

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

George Kuria
Chief Executive Officer, ACRE Africa

Kathleen McGinn, Ph.D.
Cahners-Rabb Professor of Business Administration Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Strategy and Recruiting, Harvard University

Ben Mshila
Training Facilitator, SelectTempStaffing

David Mshila
Senior Advisor, GIZ-PSDA

Joseph N’gna’ga
Executive Director, Smart Power Africa, Power Initiative, The Rockefeller Foundation

Kim Chapman Page
Owner of Bull City Running Co.

Fred Wasike
Division Director of Human Resources, Isuzu East Africa Ltd.