BOMA Board and Team Members, Kenya
November 2017

OUR BOARD

We are grateful to have the support and consultation of our visionary board members,

whose insight and guidance are invaluable to achieving BOMA’s mission.

H. Perry Boyle, Jr.

H. Perry Boyle, Jr.

Board Chair, Ketchum, ID
Perry's BIO
Board Chair
Perry helped lead Point72’s launch as a registered investment advisor, raising over $6.8bn in external capital. He originally joined S.A.C. Capital Advisors in 2004 as the firm’s first Director of Research. In January 2013 he became Head of Equities and, in January 2015, he became Head of Discretionary Investing at Point72. From June 2016 through December 2017 he served as the President and Chief Investment Officer of Stamford Harbor Capital, L.P., a company owned by Steven A. Cohen. He returned to Point72 in January 2018.

In his various leadership roles at the firm, Mr. Boyle managed the Long/Short and Macro PMs. He created and led the firm’s professional development programs, including P72 Academy and the 9s Program, and helped drive the Internationalization of the firm, overseeing offices in London, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore.

Prior to joining S.A.C., Mr. Boyle was a Founding Partner of Thomas Weisel Partners, and a Managing Director at Alex. Brown & Sons. He began his career as an investment banker with Salomon Brothers Inc.

Mr. Boyle received his A.B. in Economics from Stanford University and his M.B.A. from Dartmouth College and he is pursuing a masters degree at the Fletcher School at Tufts University. He has lectured on investing at Brown, Yale, Dartmouth, Harvard, Cambridge and UNC, and delivered testimony to Congress on financial regulation.

Mr. Boyle is a member of the Advisory Board of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), and a Director of The US Friends of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). He was a 2018 and 2019 delegate from the IISS to the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore. He is a Council Member of the Hoover Institution and a Lionel Curtis member of Chatham House. Mr. Boyle helps lead the annual Ride For Our Vets, the major source of funding for the Connecticut Veterans Legal Center.

Patricia L. Campbell

Patricia L. Campbell

Executive Vice President, Tufts University
Patricia Campbell joined BOMA’s board in January 2018. In her role as Executive Vice President for the Office of the Trustees of Tufts University, she is responsible for finance, budgeting, treasury functions, human resources, construction, buildings and grounds, academic and administrative computer services, internal auditing, real estate, and risk management. Patricia returned to Tufts after serving as Vice President for Finance and Administration at WGBH, Boston’s public broadcaster, for 3 years. At WGBH, she managed the construction and relocation to new studios in Brighton. Patricia formerly served for eight years as the Executive Associate Dean at the School of Dental Medicine, where she introduced a new IT system, established new financial controls, initiated a strategic planning process, and reorganized the dental clinic operations. Prior to Tufts, she served as the Deputy Commissioner for Administration and Finance at the New York State Office of Mental Health where she oversaw a budget well in excess of $1B. Ms. Campbell holds a B.A. and an M.L.S. from SUNY Albany and an M.P.H. from Tufts University.
Jacqueline Del Rossi

Jacqueline Del Rossi

Consultant, J Del Rossi Consulting, LLC (Retired)
Jacqueline's BIO
Consultant, J Del Rossi Consulting, LLC (retired)
Jacqueline Del Rossi joined BOMA in November of 2019. At the time of her retirement in 2014, Jacqueline was the Principal of J. Del Rossi Consulting, LLC. In that capacity, she provided management, project management, and information systems consulting as well as business process redesign to major universities and not for profit institutions. Prior to being an independent consultant, Jacqueline was Senior Vice President at Key Bank responsible for cross functional project management including an initiative that established Key Bank as the first regional bank to provide nationwide banking capabilities. As CIO of the Research Foundation for the State University of New York, she optimized application development activities and standardized the information technology technical architecture. She also held CIO positions at the New York State Workers Compensation Board and the New York State Office of Mental Health. During her tenure in state government, she was instrumental in establishing the New York State Forum for Information Technology. Jacqueline holds a Masters of Business Administration from New York University and a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science from Queens College, City University of New York. 
Spring Hollis

Spring Hollis

CEO and Founder, Star Strong Capital
Spring Hollis BIO
CEO & Founder, Star Strong Capital
Spring Hollis is the CEO and founder of Star Strong Capital, a boutique alternative investment firm. Ms. Hollis brings two decades of experience in financial services, previously serving as a portfolio manager at Park Cities Asset Manager and a managing director at Deutsche Bank in the Global Markets division.
Nancy Stroupe

Nancy Stroupe

Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor to IMA World Health, Reston, VA
Nancy's Bio
Nancy has over 10 years’ experience conducting community-based evaluations and research studies in the United States and internationally.  She recently accepted a new position as Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor to IMA World Health, after serving as Senior Officer, Planning and Evaluation, at John Templeton Foundation since 2012.  From 2008-2012, she served as the lead evaluator for a large, federally-funded mental health service project with the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and has been an evaluation consultant for multiple tribes in the Southwest and California. As the Associate Program Director of Research, Evaluation, and Analysis at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, Nancy worked with schools and communities to develop, implement, and evaluate public health programs and research studies. She has served on university and national evaluation advisory committees and continues to provide research and evaluation technical assistance to community organizations.  Internationally, she has conducted research projects in Burmese refugee communities in Thailand, in rural Kenya, and in urban areas of southern India. In 2015, she worked as the interim manager of Monitoring and Evaluation for the BOMA Project in Nanyuki, Kenya. She currently serves as a Senior Officer of Planning and Evaluation at the John Templeton Foundation. Mrs. Stroupe Kannappan has a MA in anthropology from the University of Wyoming, an MPH from the University of Arizona, and is a PhD candidate in Epidemiology at the University of Arizona.
William W. Ambrose

William W. Ambrose

Board Vice Chair. Principal, Stone Silo Advisors, LLC Chairman, Bluefield Research
Bill's BIO
Bill is a business information entrepreneur and industry analysis expert with over 30 years’ experience in the telecommunications, energy and infrastructure industries. He is principal of Stone Silo LLC, a consultancy that supports industry-insight start-ups, and is founding partner and chairman of Bluefield Research, a start-up in the global water sector. In addition to his role as board chair of The BOMA Project, he is a director of Saha Global, working with women entrepreneurs to provide clean water in Northern Ghana, and is on the board of the New England Center for Investigative Reporting, whose mission is to support investigative journalism. Mr. Ambrose received an MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business with a concentration in international business, strategy, and industry analysis.  He holds a BA in economics and intercultural studies (Africa specialization) from Trinity College, Hartford CT.
Greg Coussa

Greg Coussa

Independent Consultant; U.S. Founder, Spring Impact
Greg'sBio
Greg Coussa is an independent strategy and operations consultant; previously he had founded the U.S. branch of Spring Impact (formerly ICSF: International Centre for Social Franchising), which is dedicated to helping nonprofits replicate their programs and scale their impact. In addition to building the U.S. organization, Greg oversaw a portfolio of domestic and international projects in the social sector for clients including the Hewlett Foundation, PSI, Sistema.bio, Rent to Own, Foundation for Ecological Security, the Shell Foundation, Lava Mae, and USAID/Senegal. Greg first worked with the BOMA Project on a business plan and value proposition as BOMA developed a strategy to scale their work. “The BOMA Project is one of those rare examples of a sustainable, scalable and highly-effective model that has the potential to impact millions of lives. I’m incredibly honored to join the board of directors as we do just that,” Greg says. Greg received his MBA from the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School, and his bachelor’s degree in business economics from UCLA, graduating cum laude, with university honors and department of economics honors. Prior to his role at Spring Impact, Greg was a consultant at a boutique strategy and management consultancy serving mid and large cap financial services companies in the U.S.  He is currently an independent strategy and operations consultant to social impact organizations.
Mark S. Flynn

Mark S. Flynn

Executive Vice President (Retired), Vitrus Investments
MarkFlynn' BIO
Executive Vice President
Mark joined The BOMA Project board in November, 2019. Previously he served as EVP, General Counsel and Secretary of Virtus Investment Partners, Inc., a publicly traded asset management firm based in Hartford, CT, until his retirement in July, 2019. Virtus is a premiere provider of investment management services to individual and institutional clients, including open and closed end mutual funds and ETFs, employing a multi-boutique structure of affiliated managers and select sub-advisers. From the time Mark joined the company in 2011 Virtus has grown assets under management from approximately $28 to $105 billion, as of June 30, 2019.

In his role as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary Mark was responsible for directing and providing oversight of the legal, governance and compliance functions of Virtus. As a member of the senior management team he participated in the setting and implementation of overall corporate strategy and initiatives.

Throughout his career as C-Suite legal executive and governance professional Mark has served as a trusted adviser to boards of directors helping to guide organizations through major transactions, regulatory investigations, significant litigation and other business challenges. He also has had the opportunity to observe and learn from accomplished and dedicated board members operating in both routine and stressed circumstances. He understands well not only the role and responsibility of boards but the importance of the diligence, independence and collegiality with which its members must operate.

Prior to joining Virtus in 2011, Mark was chief legal officer and corporate secretary for iBasis, Inc. (NASDAQ), an international wholesale telecom carrier (2007-2011). Prior to that, he served as vice president, general counsel and secretary for Imagistics International Inc. (NYSE), a document imaging equipment company (2001-2006), and earlier as a partner in the Business Practice Group of Wiggin & Dana, LLP, where he focused on business transactions and general corporate representation. He has also served in senior legal executive positions at public and private companies in the chemicals and health care industries.

Mark holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Fordham University Gabelli School of Business (1976), and a Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law (1980), where he served on the staff of the Fordham Law Review and the Fordham International Law Journal. Mark has also served as an Advisory Board Member for Integra Ventures, and as a Board Member for Stanford Theater Works.

Elsie Mbugua

Elsie Mbugua

Founder of Elcy Investments Ltd
Elsie Mbugua BIO
Founder of Elcy Investments Ltd

Elsie is the Founder of Elcy Investments Ltd with its power subsidiary Leadwood Energy; a specialist energy advisory company focused on renewable energy projects. She is also one of the financial transaction advisors to the Government of Kenya on the country’s crude oil and natural gas prospects and is considered a thought leader and a key policy maker in East Africa’s energy markets. She is well known for working on what she terms as ‘first of a kind’ energy transactions in the region. She has been involved in restructuring various parastatals in the country through Financial Independent Business Reviews, developing the framework for a local currency Power Purchase Agreement, negotiating the Heads of Terms for Kenya’s Upstream Crude Project and the sale of Kenya’s first crude oil cargo.

She was voted 2019 Young Emerging Energy Leader and also received an award recognition for her exceptional leadership in Africa’s energy sector. In 2020, her Firm was voted Best Renewable Energy Consulting Firm in East Africa by CV Magazine. Her thoughts on Africa’s energy transformation are widely published in numerous energy journals.

Elsie started her career as an energy trader and has more than a decade of experience as a physical energy trader for some of the world’s largest trading houses – Goldman Sachs and J.P Morgan – covering markets in coal, emissions, power, natural gas, liquefied natural gas, and crude oil.

During her time as a trader, she participated in the first market-based effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the US. She also assisted in the management and optimization of 3000 MW of power generating assets in California.

Her success at quickly learning the intricacies of physical energy markets as well as how to derive value from assets provided her with an opportunity to build J.P Morgan’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) business as lead North America LNG trader. The business had LNG import rights for up to 2 billion cubic feet per day of gas at the Cheniere Sabine Pass import terminal in Louisiana.

In 2012, she relocated to London as a physical crude oil trader covering the dated Brent and West African crude oil markets. She was one of the youngest physical oil traders in London.

In 2015, with her heart drawn to improving and transforming East Africa’s energy sector, she moved to Nairobi to start her energy entrepreneurship career. Today her firm is involved in some of the largest energy transactions in the region and plays a central role advising on Kenya’s energy policies.

In addition to this, Elsie was recently appointed to the Board of State Corporation Kenya Pipeline Company and made the chairlady of the Technical Committee. She is the founder of a US 501c3 called Ekenywa which builds water infrastructure projects with the goal of ensuring all public schools in Kenya have access to clean water. So far, more than 50,000 Kenyans rely on this infrastructure for their daily access to clean water.

Kathleen Colson

Kathleen Colson

Founder, The BOMA Project Dorset, VT
Kathleen's BIO
Kathleen has more than 20 years in nonprofit fundraising for African causes. After 12 years as BOMA’s CEO, Kathleen is stepping back from that role while continuing to advise BOMA’s senior leadership and actively champion BOMA on all fronts. Kathleen graduated from St. Lawrence University with a B.A. in government; as a SLU student, she participated in the Kenya Semester program.
Frank F. DeGiovanni

Frank F. DeGiovanni

Senior Advisor to the President of the Ford Foundation (Retired)
Frank's Bio
Frank F. DeGiovanni retired from the Ford Foundation in April, 2016. At the time of his retirement, he was Senior Advisor to the President of the foundation, advising the foundation’s regional offices and thematic areas on strategy development. Previously, he served as Director of the Financial Assets unit at the foundation, where he led the foundation’s worldwide efforts to build financial assets for disadvantaged people through grants and program-related investments. This work focused on savings, individual asset development, rural livelihood development, and consumer financial services, as well as program-related investments to organizations that use capital to achieve their charitable mission. He currently consults to nonprofit organizations and serves on the board of the New Hampshire Endowment for Health and Trickle Up. He has a Ph.D. and master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Moges Gebremedhin

Moges Gebremedhin

Development Consultant
Moges' BIO
Development Consulant
Moges Gebremedhin is a development consultant based in Nairobi Kenya. Born in Ethiopia and raised in Kenya, he has a background in media advocacy and behavior change interventions for international development programs. He has Masters Degrees from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and Johns Hopkins University, in addition to a bachelors degree from Ohio Wesleyan University.
Allyson Souza

Allyson Souza

Strategic Partner Manager - Online Partnerships Group at Google
Allie's Bio
Allie got to know BOMA well as a Yale University Donald Dell Fellow working for BOMA in Kenya, where she focused on scaling our Rural Entrepreneurship Access Program to additional regions of East Africa. Currently Allie works for Google’s Online Partnerships Group, a partner-focused organization whose vision is to fund the world’s information by enabling content creators. Allie graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from Yale University, served as captain of the university’s Varsity Softball team, and started up the university’s chapter of Special Olympics Unified Sports. She is passionate about BOMA’s mission and we look forward to the energy, enthusiasm and generational perspective she will bring.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS (Kenya)

Sam Owilly

SECRETARY

Kenya Program Director

Perry Boyle

U.S. Board Chair

Ketchum, ID

Ret. Major Iltsayon James Neepe

CHAIR

(Ret.) Pilot, Ladylori Helicopter
Charter Service, Ltd.
Nairobi, Kenya

William Ambrose

VICE CHAIR

Principal, Stone Silo Advisors,
LLC Chairman, Bluefield Research
Boston, MA

Asha Ngoley

TREASURER

Senior Finance
Operations Manager
Kenya Red Cross
Nairobi, Kenya

John Stephens

Executive Director, The BOMA Project

Portland, OR, USA