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.
Beth-Ann Kutchma, Special Advisor
Beth-Ann is a multi-media designer and producer of Without a Fight,
a feature-length, award-winning documentary that tells the story of CFK youth competing in a soccer league championship in Kibera. She has served on CFK’s Board of Directors and as Senior Program Officer at the UNC Center for Global Initiatives.
Aaron Melcher, Administrative Coordinator
Aaron brings a unique mix of foreign language skills, group and self-management experience, and work experience that emphasizes teaching, training, and fostering growth in others. He has logged hundreds of hours in the classroom and on the soccer field, as well as corresponding time spent in the office coordinating and administering these efforts. His education brings together Spanish and business administration through a Liberal Arts education in the U.S., as well as Spain, Italy, Uruguay, and New Zealand. Aaron's long-term goal is to continue to work in an international capacity, and contribute to the lives of others across boundaries.