Kenyan Team

Dr. Kakenya Ntaiya

Founder & President

Mercy Ngeno

Country Manager

Daniel Kishoyian

Director of Programs

Diana Kendi

Communications & Development Manager

Michael Chepkwony​

Communications Officer

Caroline Laitei

Network for Excellence Program Officer

Alice Naisoi Letoluo

Finance & Administrative Officer

Charles Amenya Masiemo

Monitoring, Evaluation, & Learning Officer

Rhoda Ndayia

Health & Leadership Training Program Officer

Faith Nainyeyie Parsaloi

Centers for Excellence Program Officer

Anne Naanyu Elizabeth

School Counselor

Maureen Wanjiku Waweru

Program Accountant

Michael Keriako

Health & Leadership Training Program Assistant

Lydia Peyiai

Network for Excellence Program Assistant

Mikaila Harper

Princeton in Africa Fellow | Program & Communications Officer

Sarah Louis

Princeton in Africa Fellow | Education & Program Officer

U.S. Team

Jessica Hammond

Chief Operating Officer

Kristina Lederer

Director of Development

Zoe Blossom

Communications Manager

Beth Cosby

Finance & Operations Manager

Emma Wen

Development Coordinator

Kenya Board of Directors

NAIROBI OFFICERS

Hillary Omala

Executive Director, Carolina for Kibera

Board Chair

Rehema Kahurananga

Regional Communications and Constituency Manager, International Union for Conservation of Nature

Board Secretary

COMMUNITY OFFICERS

James Merinyo

Pastor and Overseer, Dominion Chapel, Keyian Division

Board Chair

Anna Ntaiya

Co-Founder, Rehema Widows Group

Board Treasurer

Johnson Shai

Pastor, Dominion Chapel, Olgos

Board Secretary

NAIROBI & COMMUNITY DIRECTORS

Purity Kagwiria

Director, With and For Girls Initiative

Leah Kiguatha

Lead Counsel, Kiguatha & Company Advocates Lecturer, Kenya School of Law

Roseline Komoni

Teacher, Mapashi Primary School

Jeremiah Ole Koshal

Assistant Professor of Leadership, United States International University – Africa (USIU)

Florence Koskei

Teacher, Mapashi Primary School

U.S. Board of Directors

OFFICERS

ANISA S. TOOTLA

Executive Director, American Health Information Management Association Foundation

Board Chair

Pamela Ress Reeves

Founder, Reeves Advisory

Board Vice Chair

Michael O’Kane

Entrepreneur, Business Consultant, Philanthropist

Board Treasurer

KATHY HALL

Director, Equality for Women and Girls Program, Summit Foundation

Board Secretary

DIRECTORS

Amy Blackwood

Deputy General Counsel and Head of Ethics at Save the Children, US

Kathleen Bonk

Strategic Communications Consultant

Tara Bunch

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, American Kidney Fund

Leslie J. Calman, PhD

Retired CEO, Engineering World Health

SARAH CRAVEN

Director, United Nations Population Fund, Washington, D.C

Folake Fabunmi-Vining

Business Development Executive, IBM

Dr. Anne-Marea Griffin

Senior Director, UNICEF USA, Global Cause Partnerships

Betty Hudson

President, Hudson & Associates

Marlene M. Johnson

Executive Director Emerita, NAFSA

Jeanie Milbauer

Co-Founder, Momentum

Advisory Council

Kakenya’s Dream partners with a diverse group of recognized experts and innovative thought leaders to help us best support the girls and young women in our programs. We look to our Advisory Council to offer advice on issues affecting our community and technical expertise on nonprofit management and/or program design and delivery.

Erika Asikoye
Director of Freedom School of Literacy Academy, The Center for Black Educator Development

LaNitra M. Berger
Senior Director of the Office of Fellowships and Associate Director of the African and African American Studies Program, George Mason University

Wendell Chambliss
Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Freddie Mac

Kathryn Graves
Senior Associate Dean for Development and External Relations, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

Shira Kilcoyne
Director, Government Affairs, Emerging Markets & Asia Pacific, GlaxoSmithKline

Samuel Martinez
Founder and Managing Director of CFO + Accounting Outsourcing Solutions LLC

Dr. Shannon Marquez
Dean of Global Engagement and Director of the Center for Undergraduate Global Engagement (UGE), Columbia University

Judith Fiske Moak
Former Nonprofit Leader and Founder, Complete Circle Consulting (retired)

Kevin Moak
Former Chairman and Chief Executive, Gibbs & Cox (retired)

Travis Ning
U.S. Executive Director, MAIA Impact

Kristin Stubbins
Senior Partner at PwC & Primary LBW Trust Contact

Elizabeth A. (Betsy) Tyson
Former Vice President for Government Affairs, Emerging Markets and Asia Pacific, GlaxoSmithKline (retired)

David Vaux
Chairman, Learning for a Better World (LBW) Trust

Lee Wood
Former Nonprofit Consultant, Strategies for Growth (retired)

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