BOMA Board and Team Members, Kenya
November 2017

OUR BOARD

William W. Ambrose

William W. Ambrose

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.
H. Perry Boyle, Jr.

H. Perry Boyle, Jr.

Managing Director, Head of Equities and Investor Relations Point72 Darien, CT
Perry's BIO
Perry is Managing Director of Point72, owned by Steven A. Cohen. Prior to joining the firm in 2004, Mr. Boyle was a Founding Partner of Thomas Weisel Partners, and a Managing Director at Alex. Brown & Sons. He began his career at Salomon Brothers Inc. Mr. Boyle received his A.B. in Economics from Stanford University and his M.B.A. from Dartmouth College. He is the founding donor of the Tuck Capital Management Program, and has lectured on investing at Yale, Dartmouth, Harvard and UNC, and delivered testimony to Congress on financial regulation. He is a former board member of the Connecticut Hedge Fund Association, a member of the Board of The US Friends of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) and a Council Member of the Hoover Institution.
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.
Ham Zamberu Learamo

Ham Zamberu Learamo

Deputy Country Director, Norwegian Refugee Council in Somalia
Ham's Bio
Ham Zamberu Learamo is an accomplished humanitarian professional with over 10 year’s experience in humanitarian Finance and Administration, having held senior managerial roles with organizations in challenging environments such as Somalia, South Sudan and northern Kenya. Ham has experience in administering multi-donor, multi-year and multi-sector programming, including Humanitarian Administration, Human Resources Management, Supply Chain Management, and Audits Facilitation, Compliance and Risk Management. Mr. Zamberu is also a certified public accountant of Kenya. Mr. Zamberu has a unique relationship with the BOMA Project, not only because he is a member of the Board of Directors and chair of the BOMA NGO Board, but because he hails from Marsabit County, where BOMA first launched its poverty alleviation program. He has seen first-hand how BOMA’s program has created long-lasting, sustainable transformation in the lives of ultra-poor women and their families. Ham currently serves as the Deputy Country Director for the Norwegian Refugee Council, Somalia program. He is also a board member of Kulal girls’ secondary school in Marsabit, Kenya. Ham is married to Dr. Habiba Nabosu; they are blessed with three lovely children. He divides his time between Somalia, Nairobi (Kenya) and his beloved country home in Mt Kulal, which he visits with family at every opportunity.
James P. Young

James P. Young

Vice Chair President, Davidoff North America St. Petersburg, FL
Jim's BIO
Jim is the President of Davidoff North America based in Pinellas Park, Florida, where he oversees the global luxury company’s US and Canadian cigar and accessories business, including a number of retail boutiques. Prior to Davidoff he held senior leadership roles in the US and abroad at London-based Diageo plc, including President of Guinness USA as well as at Joseph E Seagram & Sons.  He holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BS from the United States Merchant Marine Academy, from where he graduated with highest honors. Jim joined BOMA’s board in 2010.
Katharine Kenyon Kelley

Katharine Kenyon Kelley

Consultant, Kenyon Business Consulting Manchester, VT
Katie has been involved with The BOMA Project for 10 years, virtually since inception.  She continues to be honored to be part of, and contribute to, such an innovative, high-impact organization addressing extreme poverty in the arid lands of Africa.  Katie’s career has centered on entertainment finance, and she recently completed 6 years as CFO of Yonder, a digital software company. In addition, she has extensive experience providing management consulting services to non-profits through her Kenyon Business Consulting LLC.  Her latest projects involve strategic planning and financial advisory services for non-profits in the education sphere. Katie holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, a MAT from George Washington University and a BS from Brown University. She splits her time and work between Florida and Vermont.
Frank F. DeGiovanni

Frank F. DeGiovanni

Senior Advisor to the President of the Ford Foundation (Ret.)
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.
Katherine Roome

Katherine Roome

VP, Associate General Counsel (retired) The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. Greenwich, NY
Kathy retired from S&P Global (formerly The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.)  as Vice President, Associate General Counsel in 2012. Previous to that, she was with the Chadbourne Parke law firm in New York City.  She has served as the Chair of the Agricultural Stewardship Association, a land trust based in Greenwich, New York, since 2013. She is also currently on the board of The Mary McClellan Foundation, Inc. She was previously on the Greenwich Central School District Board of Education (2002-2010) and the Emma Willard School (2012-2014).  She is a graduate of Williams College and the Cornell Law School. She is also the author of two novels published by Random House, Lucifer Land and The Letter of the Law. She and her husband Hugh have two grown children and live in Greenwich, New York.
Kathleen Colson

Kathleen Colson

Co-Founder & CEO 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.
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.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS (Kenya)

Ham Zamberu Learamo

CHAIR

Deputy Country Director
Norwegian Refugee Council
Nairobi, Kenya

Ret. Major Iltsayon James Neepe

VICE CHAIR

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

Asha Ngoley

TREASURER

Senior Finance
Operations Manager
Kenya Red Cross
Nairobi, Kenya

Helena Dalton

SECRETARY

East Africa Regional Director
The BOMA Project
Nanyuki, Kenya

William Ambrose

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

Douglas Colson

President
Dorset Capital Partners
Dorset, VT

Kathleen Colson

Founder
The BOMA Project
Dorset, VT