We take pride in our work to empower the people of Kibera through our interactive programs. We aim to develop the whole person by educating minds, promoting healthy habits, and securing finances. Our accomplishments are all possible thanks to the hard work of our dedicated volunteers and staff members.
Kenya Office - Olympic Estate in Kibera, Nairobi
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.
U.S. Office - Chapel Hill, N.C.
Shamecca Bryant, Head of U.S. Operations
Shamecca leads the U.S. office’s fundraising and programmatic efforts, and provides technical leadership and direction for strategic partnership in collaboration with CFK'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. Prior to joining CFK, she ran her own consulting firm for nonprofits. Shamecca holds a Master of Arts in Sociology from American University and a Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies from Hollins University.
Krista Park Berry, Communications and Development Manager
In addition to managing communications and brand strategy for both the U.S. and Kenya offices, Krista directs annual fundraising campaigns, assists with donor stewardship and operations management, and oversees the annual Peacock Fellowship program. With over 18 years of mission-driven communications experience, Krista has helped to develop strategic communication and marketing campaigns that raise awareness, affect change, and increase engagement. She harnesses a critical lens for accessible and inclusive language, messaging, and service provision. Krista holds both a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communications and a Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.