Hillary Okhidi Omala, Executive Director
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.
Mark Muasa, Head of Programs
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.
Mercy Owuor, Head of Research, Development & Policy
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.
Doreen Nkatha, Head of Finance and Administration
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.
Andrew Sullivan, Director of Operations & Communications
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 youth, sustainable peace, affordable healthcare, and increasing opportunities for girls' economic advancement. 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 trust is the foundation of every relationship and building strong relationships while working collaboratively with all stakeholders is key to creating sustainable shared impact.
Toni Marraccini, Development Associate
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.
Rebecca Burton, Administrative Associate
Rebecca is an innovative and passionate non-profit administrator with a knack for cultivating engaging content and communication materials. Her background in environmental studies sparked her interest in environmental justice initiatives, which ultimately led her into the non-profit sector. Rebecca’s previous experiences working with local NC organization Don’t Waste Durham solidified her commitment to working alongside organizations that focus on people first.
Rebecca holds an Environmental Science Degree from North Carolina State University where she began exploring the issues surrounding food security, education, and youth engagement within the environmental justice sphere. She firmly believes a person’s birthplace shouldn’t determine their potential for success, and that it is our job to help break down the barriers inhibiting growth.