One Team. Two Locations.

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Hillary Okhidi Omala

Executive Director | Kenya
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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.

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Andrew Sullivan

Director of Operations & Communications | USA
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Andrew is a mission-driven and relational international nonprofit director with 10+ years of programmatic and full-scale organizational development experience. He connects deeply with CFK’s focused commitment to healthcare, education and girls empowerment. In his previous role as Director of Global Impact at Rise Against Hunger, Andrew developed and managed the annual food aid program, sustainable development programs and crisis assistance around the globe. As Director of International Affiliates, he led Rise Against Hunger’s expansion to open new locations in the Philippines, Peru and India while managing existing locations in South Africa, Malaysia and Italy.

Andrew has vast experience in strategic planning, visioning and alignment on a global level with added skills in fundraising and communications. He holds a Business Management Degree from Asbury University where his passion for international development work began. He firmly believes that trust is the foundation of every relationship and building strong relationships while working collaboratively with all stakeholders is key to creating sustainable shared impact.

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Mark Muasa

Head of Programs | Kenya
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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.

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Mercy Owuor

Head of Research, Development & Policy | Kenya
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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.

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Toni Marraccini

Development Officer | USA
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Toni is a seasoned social science researcher and fundraising professional. With her background in public health, she feels a personal connection to CFK’s multitude of health initiatives, as well as their commitment to young women and girls. Previously, Toni worked at Rise Against Hunger in a variety of development and account management roles, supporting fundraising efforts with corporate partners, helping to build sustainable philanthropic relationships. Toni holds her Masters in Public Health from the University of Cape Town in South Africa and has spent two-plus years living and traveling throughout southern Africa. Toni has always had a passion for helping others, but it was during this time that her commitment to global health initiatives was strengthened. She believes that good health and well-being is a human right and that it’s up to all of us to build a better future for everyone.

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Doreen Nkatha

Head of Operations | Kenya
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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.

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Jane Ojijo

Head of Finance | Kenya
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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.

Board of Trustees, Kenya

George Kuria, Chair – Chief Executive Officer, ACRE Africa

Stellah Bosire, M.D., M.B.A. – Co-Executive Director UHAI The East African Sexual Health & Rights Initiative

Sammy Kemmey – Manager, Diamond Trust Bank

Anne Khasakhala, Ph.D. – Senior Lecturer and Director of Population Studies and Research Institute, University of Nairobi

Christine Ng’ang’a –  Managing Director, Strategia Advisors Limited

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

Board of Directors

Kathleen L. McGinn, Ph.D., Chair – Cahners-Rabb Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School, Harvard University

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

Beth-Ann Kutchma, Secretary – Founder & CEO, Chasing the Mad Lion Productions

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

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

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

Claire Rotich – Senior Associate, Health Industries Advisory at PwC

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