Meet our team in Kenya and the U.S.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Leann Bankoski, Executive Director
Leann is the Executive Director of CFK, Inc., in the United States. Working closely with CFK’s Kenyan staff, the US Board of Directors and an army of volunteers, Leann coordinates CFK’s activities nationally and on the UNC-CH campus. She has over 10 years of experience in nonprofit management including administration, fundraising, and program development. She has a passion for designing and implementing systems that empower people, improve operations, and inspire innovation. Leann graduated from Guilford College in Greensboro, NC with a degree in Sociology and concentration in Environmental Studies.
Andrew Kerr, Director of Development
Andrew came to CFK at the end of 2012 to head up the fundraising initiatives in the US. He will be working on expanding and growing partnerships with corporations, foundations and individuals wishing to make an impact in Kenya. Before joining CFK, Andrew spent 4 ½ years as the director of development for an international disaster response nonprofit.
Salim Mohamed, Interim Executive Director
Salim is CFK-Kenya’s Interim Executive Director. Salim co-founded and led CFK for 8 years before beginning a Master’s Degree in Management and Implementation of Development Projects at the University of Manchester in Manchester, England. Afterwards, he moved back to Kenya, where he began working for Ashoka: Innovators for the Public as their East African Regional Representative. In the last year, he also began working as a social consultant for CESVI, an organization that develops socioeconomic programs for women in three conflict regions of Somalia.
Mark Muasa Musyoki, Head of Health Services Department
Mark is the Head of CFK’s Health Services Department and has been working at CFK since 2006, where he was first the manager of the Tabitha Clinic. Mark has a BA in Education from Moi University, a diploma in Project Management from the Institute of Finance and Project Management and is pursuing his Masters in Arts and Sociology from the University of Nairobi. In his free time, he enjoys reading, watching football, playing football, traveling and music.
Hellen Onyango, Head of Social Services Department
(2011 – Present)
Hellen is the Head of Social Services at CFK. She was formerly in charge of the Safe Spaces program under the Daughters United (Binti Pamoja) Program. She has a Bachelors degree in Social Work from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa. Before working at CFK, Hellen was an Intern at Vugu Vugu Mashinani.
Stella Sigana, Head of Economic & Entrepreneurship Department
Stella began working with CFK in October 2013, and is the head of CFK’s Economic & Entrepreneurship Department (EED). She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Clothing, Textiles and Interior Design from Egerton University, as well as a Master’s Degree in Entrepreneurship Development. Working with a range of organizations across Kenya, including the British Council and the GoDown Arts Centre, Stella has trained designers, artists, handcraft artisans, dancers, web designers and photographers in product development, entrepreneurship and marketing.
Kennedy Juma, Sports Association Program Officer
(2008 – Present)
Kennedy is the Program Officer for the Sports Program. Initially, he coordinated the activities of the Community of Kibera (Jamii ya Kibera) initiative formed after the post-election violence in Kenya (2008). Kennedy has been with the Sports program at CFK since 2004. He has a certificate in Web Design from the Nairobi School of Web Design.
Sarah Waithera, Daughters United Core Program Officer
(2008 – Present)
Sarah is a Program Officer of Daughters United (Binti Pamoja). Sarah has a Diploma in Community Development and Project Management from the Premise Africa Institute, a certificate in Mass Communication from the Magenta Training Institute and currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts Degree at the Catholic University of East Africa. Before joining CFK, Sarah worked for Econews Africa as a project associate.
Mercy Kwamboka, Social Worker
Mercy is a social worker for CFK’s Daughters United program (Binti Pamoja in Swahili). Mercy joined Binti Pamoja while in high school in 2003. She later became a leader of 30 younger girls whom she used to train on reproductive health and financial literacy. After graduating, she became the village coordinator of 5 Safe Space groups. In 2010, she was awarded a scholarship through CFK and enrolled in the Platinum School of Business Management. In 2012, she graduated with a diploma in social work and community development.
Jeffrey Okoro, Education Program Officer
(2009 – Present)
Jeffrey is the program officer for the Angaza Education Program. Formerly, Jeff served as administrative assistant and visit coordinator. Jeffrey has taken courses in CPA and computers.
Cathrine Wagude, Sexual and Reproductive Health Program Officer
(2009 – Present)
Cathrine joined CFK in 2009 as a HTC Counselor (HIV Counseling and Testing). She is currently the Project Officer of Sexual Reproductive Health & HIV/AIDS project. Cathrine has a Diploma in Psychology Counseling from the Kenya Association of Professional Counselors and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology at University of Nairobi.
Yunus Mohammed, Community Outreach Project Officer
Yunus Mohammed is the Community Outreach Project Officer for CFK. Born and raised in Kibera, Yunus became involved with the community as a liaison officer between the community health workers and the African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) under Kibera’s community-based Health Center in Laini Saba village. Later, he held positions at the Africa Network for Health Management and Communication and the KEMRI/CDC program STH Study as a community reporter and assistant study coordinator respectively. Yunus also holds a certificate from the Premese Africa Development Institute in community development and project management.
Joseph Wairoto, HTC Counselor
Joseph joined CFK in 2013. In addition to serving as an HTC counselor, he also oversees the youth peer provider (YPP) program, water, sanitation, and hygiene initiatives, and family planning initiatives. Joseph holds a Higher Diploma in Counseling Psychology.
Victrine Oluoch, HTC Counselor
Victrine is an HTC (HIV Testing and Counseling) counselor with CFK. She holds a Higher Diploma in Psychological Counseling from Kenya Institute of Psychological Counseling, as well as certificates in voluntary counseling and testing and couples’ counseling. She is currently pursuing a degree course in psychology at Egerton university. In her free time she likes making friends, reading, and traveling.
Moses Ojwang, Taka ni Pato Program Officer
Moses joined Carolina for Kibera as a peer youth educator in 2008. Afterwards, he progressed to peer youth leader and eventually to a position as field officer for the Trash is Cash program. Now, he serves as project officer for Trash is Cash. Moses has a diploma in Purchasing and Suppliers Management from the Kenya Institute of Management.
Daniel Mjee, EED Field Officer
Daniel joined CFK in 2010. He was born and raised in Kibera’s village of Soweto West. After finishing high school, Daniel joined Nair Obits School of Web Design and got a certificate in web design. Daniel has participated in the Taka ni Pato activities since 2006 as the secretary of a community cleaning service started by CFK within the Taka Ni Pato program. He now works as a part-time field officer with CFK’s Economic & Entrepreneurship Department (EED).
Botul Bsebit Abubakar, EED Field Officer
Born and raised in Kibera’s Makina village, Botul knew about CFK from a young age and joined CFK in 2009. Botul has participated in the Taka ni Pato activities since 2004, working specifically with the Zero Waste Youth Group. Botul has a certificate in Early Childhood Education and now owrks as a part-time field officer for the Economic & Entrepreneurship Department.
Irene Muriithi, Finance & Administration Manager
Irene began working with CFK in March 2013. Irene holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the Catholic University, CPA (K) and has over 10 years of work experience. She previously worked for the Kenya Society for the blind where she had served in a similar capacity since 2009.
Elizabeth Ng’ang’a, Resource Mobilization Officer
Elizabeth Ng’ang’a joined CFK in June 2013. She heads the Partnership and Sustainability department which mobilizes resources for the organization. Elizabeth has over 10 years experience of working with civil society organizations and engaging communities. She is a social worker by profession and is passionate about making lasting positive change in people’s lives.
Onesmus Langat, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Officer
Onesmus is the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer for CFK. Onesmus holds a Bachelors Degree in Development Studies from Makerere University. Previously, Onesmus worked with the Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED) as an Appraisal, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer in livelihood-related projects in the arid and semi-arid lands of Karamoja, Pokot and Turkana. Onesmus has also worked with Heshima Kenya. Being passionate about Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning, Onesmus plans to pursue and specialize in the field in the longer term. He is currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Monitoring and Evaluation from Maseno University.
Ann Kungu, IT Assistant and Art for Change Coordinator
Ann is the IT Assistant for Carolina for Kibera, and is also in charge of the Art for Change program at CFK. She is currently in her third year pursuing a Bachelor of Technology in Information Technology, and currently holds a diploma in computer science. With information technology as her background and a love for children and art, she uses these to serve in the IT department and train girls under the various CFK programs on how to use art (drawing, photography and videography) as a tool to express themselves and also a possible avenue to be pursued as a career.
Tabitha Medical Clinic Staff
Daniel Ondari Mogeni, Clinical Officer
Daniel is a Clinical Officer in the Tabitha Clinic and has been working in the clinic since 2006. He interned at Coast Provincial General Hospital, has a degree in Clinical Medicine and Surgery from Kenya Medical Training College and is currently pursuing a degree in Community Development from Daystar University. In his spare time, Ondari enjoys reading, charity and adventure.
Maina Kiregu Kevin, HIV Clinical Coordinator
Maina is the HIV Clinical Coordinator in the Tabitha Clinic and has been working in the clinic since 2007. He has a diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery from Kenya Medial Training College and is currently pursuing a degree in Sociology and Psychology from the University of Nairobi. In his free time, Maina enjoys music, soccer and camping.
Peterson Kamau Kagika, Clinical Officer
Peterson is a Clinical Officer in the Tabitha Clinic and has been working in the clinic since 2007. He has a diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery from Kenya Medical Training College. In his spare time, Peterson enjoys reading, socializing and traveling.
Annette Akiso Musa, Clinical Officer
Annette is a Clinical Officer in the Tabitha Clinic and has been working in the Clinic since 2009. Annette has a diploma in Clinical Medicine from Kenya Medical College. In her free time, she enjoys watching movies and listening to music.
Regina Waithaka Gathoni, Clinical Officer
Regina is a Clinical Officer in the Tabitha Clinic and has been working in the Clinic since 2007. Regina has a diploma in Clinical Medicine from Kenya Medical College. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, making friends and serving the community.
Mjete Tim, Data Specialist
Mjete is a Data Specialist in the Tabitha Clinic and has been working in the Clinic since 2009. Mjete has a degree in Business Information Technology from Kenya Methodist University. In his spare time, he enjoys music, cooking and traveling.
Juliet Nyawira Ngambi, Nursing Officer
Juliet is a Nursing Officer in the Tabitha Clinic and has been working in the clinic since 2007. She has a diploma in Nursing from Kenya Medical Training College. In her spare time, Juliet enjoys community work, swimming and reading.
Dzame Eddah, Nursing Officer
Dzame is a Nursing Officer in the Tabitha Clinic and she has been working in the Clinic since 2009. Dzame has a diploma in Nursing from Kenya Medical Training College, a higher diploma in Counseling from Kenya Association of Professional Counselors and a certificate in HIV Management for Adults and Pediatrics. In her free time, she enjoys reading, dancing and serving the community.
Patricia Jebet Tunge, Nursing Officer
Patricia is a Nursing Officer in the Tabitha Clinic and has been working in the Clinic since 2009. Patricia has a diploma in Nursing from Kenya Medical Training College. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, listening to music and traveling.
Teresiah Kamau Nduta, Nursing Officer
Teresiah is a Nursing Officer in the Tabitha Clinic and has been working in the clinic since 2006. She is a Graduate from the Mevu Consolata School of Nursing, has educational training in VCT (Voluntary Counseling and Testing), Family Planning, Psychological Counseling, Reproductive Healthcare, Customer Service, HIV Prevention and Management (Pediatric and Adult), Adherence Counseling, and Basic Life Support. In her free time, Teresiah enjoys reading, listening to music and spending time with family.
Lucy Akoth Owire, Nursing Officer
Lucy is a Nursing Officer in the Tabitha Clinic and has been working in the Clinic since 2006. Lucy has a diploma in Community Health and Nursing (KRCHN) from Kenya Medical Training College. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, singing and playing with children.
Macrine Achieng Okeloh, Nurse
(2004 – Present)
Macrine is a Nurse in the Tabitha Clinic. She is an Enrolled Community Health Nurse with a certificate from the Kisare Nursing Training Center in Tanzania. She is licensed to practice by the Nursing Council of Kenya.
Judy Anjejo, Nurse
Judy is a Nurse in the Tabitha Clinic and has been working in the clinic since 2007. She has a diploma as a Registered Nurse from Kenya Medical Training College. In her spare time, Judy enjoys singing, cooking and socializing.
Adah Molle Alati, Nurse
Adah joined CFK in October of 2012. She previously worked for Shining hope for communities (SHOFCO) and has a very good understanding of Kibera. She has a diploma in Community Health Nursing and has been practicing for over 4 years.
George Awiti, Lab Technician
George is a Laboratory Technician in the Tabitha Clinic and has been working in the Clinic since 2009. George has a higher diploma in Biochemistry from Kenya Medical Training College and is pursuing a degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences from Mount Kenya University. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, watching football and listening to music.
Maina Robert Mugoh, Lab Technician
Maina is a Laboratory Technician in the Tabitha Clinic and has been working in the Clinic since 2009. Maina has a diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences from Kenya Medical Training College. In his spare time, he enjoys reading to learn, listening to music and watching soccer.
Regina Ngore, Lab Technician
Regina is a Laboratory Technician in the Tabitha Clinic and has been working for the Clinic since 2008. Regina has a certificate in Biomedical Studies from Nairobi Institute and is currently pursuing a diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology from Kenya Polytechnic University College. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music, reading novels and participating in the choir in her church.
Evelyne Abisinwa, Lab Technician
Everlyne is a Laboratory Technician at the Tabitha Clinic and has been working in the clinic since 2009. She has a Higher Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences from Kenya Polytechnic University. In her free time, Everlyne enjoys singing, making friends and traveling.
Fredrick Ochenge Ochieng’, Pharmacist
Fredrick is the Pharmacist in Charge in the Tabitha Clinic and has been working in the Clinic since 2000. Fredrick has gone through a Pharmacy Training Course at Kenya Medical Training College and is pursuing a degree in Health Care System Management at Kenya Methodist University. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, listening to music and making friends.
Julius Odinga Otieno, Pharmacy Technologist
Julius is a Pharmacy Technologist in the Tabitha Clinic and has been working in the Clinic since 2008. Julius has Pharmacy Training from the Kenya Polytechnic University College as well as a higher national diploma in Medical Biotechnology from Kenya Polytechnic University College. In his free time, he enjoys listening to music, watching sports and traveling.
John Warah Obura, Patient Attendant
John is the Patient Attendant at the Tabitha Clinic and has been working at the Clinic since 2003. He graduated as a Nurse’s Aid from the Comprehensive Nursing College of Nairobi, has a higher diploma in Psychological Counseling from the Kenya Institute of Professional Counseling and a Certificate in Training of Trainers in Psychological Counseling from Kenya Institute of Professional Counseling. In his free time, John enjoys listening to music, reading books and singing.
Lishe Bora Mtaani (Nutrition Center) Staff
Esther Opana, Nutritionist
Esther joined the CFK team in 2012. She has a Diploma in Dietetic Management and Infant and Young Child Feeding and is currently registered with the Kenya Nutritionist and Dietician Institute.
Jackline Simiyu, Data Entry Clerk
Jackline joined CFK in November 2012. She works as a Data Entry Clerk at the nutrition center. Previously, she has worked at Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO) as a Community Health Worker and as a Record Keeper. She graduated from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology with degrees in Information Technology and Management.
Mable Madahana, ECDE Teacher
Mable joined CFK in 2013 as a teacher at CFK’s Nutrition Center. Previously, she worked at Bridge of Hope Education Centre where she learned a lot about child development and was motivated to work as a team. She holds both a certificate and a diploma in Early Childhood Development and Education (ECDE).
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