Leadership Team

Meet our leaders in Kenya and the U.S.

Kibera, Kenya

Mark, Head of Carolina for Kibera's Health Services Department.

Mark Muasa, Head of Health Services Department

Mark Muasa is the Head of Carolina for Kibera’s Health Services Department. He 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, a Bachelor of Arts from Moi University and a post-graduate diploma in Project Management from the Institute of Finance and Project Management. Mark epitomizes driving performance at CFK.

Sarah, Daughters United Program Officer for Carolina for Kibera.

Sarah Waithira, Daughters United Program Officer

Sarah is the Daughters United (Binti Pamoja) Program Officer and the acting Head of CFK’s Social Services Department. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Communication from Catholic University. Sarah has 9 years of experience in social and community work with a passion for working on issues related to adolescent girls. Sarah’s career objective is to mobilize, work with and realize social and economic transformation of girls from poor backgrounds; she is a strong advocate of social justice. Her competencies include but are not limited to participatory development, monitoring and evaluation, program management, social economic analysis and lobbying for policy change for vulnerable groups. She supports CFK in growing talent and capability within the community in which we work.

Jeffrey, Education Program Officer for Carolina for Kibera.

Jeffrey Okoro, Education Program Officer

Jeffrey Okoro is CFK’s Education Program Officer. His focus is in developing academic-related programs and interventions that include scholarships and sponsorship at the high school and university level. He has strong roots the Kibera community and finds joy in providing services that help uplift the lives of the deprived. Jeffrey holds a B.Sc in Project Planning and Management from Moi University and has a certificate in businesses mathematics. He is a firm believer in playing his role as a catalyst for change, empowering people to empower themselves. He is a manifestation of a success story for CFK and the community of Kibera, and therefore serves as a powerful role model for youth in the Kibera community.

Elizabeth, Partnership and Sustainability Manager for Carolina for Kibera.

Elizabeth Ng’ang’a, Partnership and Sustainability Manager

Elizabeth is the Partnership and Sustainability Manager at Carolina for Kibera. Elizabeth has a wealth of experience in partnership development spanning 14 years. Her passion is facilitating the empowerment of marginalized communities and the emancipation of the poor through resource mobilization for programs designed to bridge critical gaps in services. Her role is a critical success factor to the larger aspirations of CFK, as she serves as the official ambassador to the community at large. She is also pursuing a formal degree in community development from Daystar University.

Chapel Hill, North Carolina


Shamecca Bryant, Deputy Director

Shamecca is CFK’s Deputy Director, leading the U.S. office’s operations, fundraising, and programmatic efforts in collaboration with the organization’s main office in Nairobi. Shamecca has a long and accomplished history working with local, national, and international nonprofit organizations. Most notably, she led the monumental growth of the Orange County Rape Crisis Center (OCRCC) in Chapel Hill as its Executive Director from 2010 to 2015. At the end of 2015 she started her own consulting firm for nonprofits. Shamecca holds a Master’s Degree in sociology from American University and a Bachleor’s Degree in women’s studies from Hollins University.


Nick Johnson, Communications & Administrative Manager

Nick is the lead communications officer for Carolina for Kibera. In addition to communications duties, he also manages the annual Peacock Fellowship program, and maintains the administrative health of the organization. Nick progressed from a CFK communications intern during his final semester of college to become a full-time employee. In 2013, Nick graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a dual degree in Global Studies and Spanish, as well as a concentration in Social & Economic Justice.  During his course of study, he volunteered with participatory development projects in Honduras and conducted oral history research with students from Mexico, Colombia, and Ecuador. To build partnerships and learn best practices from other nonprofit leaders in the Triangle, Nick also joined the board of the Triangle NC chapter of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) in 2015.



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