BOMA field officers in Samburu County, Kenya

OUR TEAM

Our Team in Kenya

Nairobi Office

Sam Owilly

Sam Owilly

Country Director, Kenya
Sam's BIO
Country Director, Kenya
Dr. Sam Owilly is a people focused, competently driven and results oriented professional leader with over 12 years of experience in the NGO sector. Nine years of his experience has been in senior management positions working with International NGO’s. Sam works with BOMA Project as the Country Director in Kenya, managing over 212 staff and overseeing implementation of multiple donor portfolios including multilateral donors such as USAID. Sam has steered management of partnerships by BOMA Project under key USAID and USDA programs working with Land O’ Lakes ID, ACDI VOCA, Mercy Corps (MC), ILRI, Smart Regional Consultants (SRC). Sam also serves on BOMA/ Kenya Board as the Board Secretary. He holds a Masters in Climate Change and Adaptation and Project Planning and Management, and a Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Medicine, all from the University of Nairobi.
Erin Lewis

Erin Lewis

Regional Technical Director

Erin's Bio
Regional Technical Director
Erin Lewis joins BOMA as Regional Technical Advisor based in our Nanyuki, Kenya headquarters. Reporting to the Regional Director, Erin will support high-quality program design and delivery and continuous improvement of BOMA’s poverty graduation model. Erin has 10 years of experience with design and implementation of development and relief programs focused on livelihoods, financial inclusion, and food security. Prior to joining BOMA, Erin worked in programming positions with Catholic Relief Services in several countries: Togo, the Central African Republic, Burundi, and Rwanda. She has worked on adolescent health and urban agriculture initiatives in the urban US and was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Uganda. Erin holds an M.A. in International Political Economy and Development from the Fordham University, and a B.A. in Development Studies from Brown University.

 

Noreen Gitonga

Noreen Gitonga

People and Admin Officer
Noreen's BIO
People and Admin Officer
Noreen joins BOMA as a proactive and highly skilled People and Administrative Officer with 5 years of hands-on experience working in diverse office environments. She is a demonstrated team player who works collaboratively and communicates effectively with all levels of staff. Noreen holds a diploma in Human Resource Management from the Kenya Institute of Professional Studies.
Edward Lempoko

Edward Lempoko

Senior Finance Officer

Edward joined the BOMA Project in February 2019 as Finance Assistant in our Nanyuki office, and is now BOMA’s Senior Finance Officer. Edward has over six years’ experience working in finance and as a native of Samburu, a deep familiarity with the northern region of the country. He has worked for Lewa Trading and Northern Rangelands Trust, and most recently was at the Berbera Electricity Company in Somaliland. Edward holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting and a CPA, part 2 and is currently pursuing part 3.

Bill Clinton Owiti

Bill Clinton Owiti

Senior Systems Administrator
Bill's BIO
Senior Systems Administrator
Bill joins BOMA from The Information and Communication Technology Authority of Kenya (ICTA) where he served as an ICT assistant. Bill graduated with honors from Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology with a degree in Computer Science. After his graduation in 2015, Bill joined the United Nations Office in Nairobi (UNON) serving as an IT intern and Volunteer in the Technology Unit. Bill is a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Certified Cyber-Security Associate (CSA) and Certified Linux Professional (NDG). Bill has developed and deployed mobile apps and stand-alone and web-based computer systems including a Point of Sale (POS) system, Text Encoder Android App on Google Play store and Gobi-Crypt encryption algorithm for information security. Since joining BOMA, Bill has served in the capacity of an IT Associate and helped in Salesforce Administration.
Nancy Akale

Nancy Akale

Office Assistant
Dorine Genga

Dorine Genga

KSEIP Program Manager
Dorine's BIO
KSEIP Program Manager
Dorine joined BOMA in April 2021. She is a development assistance professional with 8 years of experience in Resilience Programming at USAID Kenya and East Africa mission. Prior to joining USAID she worked in human resources at the U.S. Embassy, and in the refugee resettlement program with Church World Service Resettlement Support Center, Africa. She holds a Bachelor of Education in Business Studies and Geography and a postgraduate diploma in Human Resources.
Maureen Gichana

Maureen Gichana

IT Associate Intern
Chrispin Kariuki

Chrispin Kariuki

Data Analyst
Monica Kundu

Monica Kundu

IT Manager
IT Manager
Monica joins BOMA as the IT Manager in the Nanyuki headquarters.  Monica graduated from Egerton University with a B.S. in Computer Science. Prior to joining BOMA, she worked as a project manager and technical support lead for Impax Business Solutions. She has also worked for Techbiz Limited as a technical support lead, and as lead technical consultant for the SAP HANA and distributor management systems. Monica has extensive experience in the deployment, training and support of computer systems.
Gabriel “Chacha” Mogaya

Gabriel “Chacha” Mogaya

Finance and Admin Manager
Gabriel's BIO
Finance and Admin Manager
Gabriel joins us in our Nanyuki headquarters as Finance Manager responsible for financial management, budgeting and tracking program activities and expenditures. Previously he had held the same position at the Norwegian Refugee Council for South Sudan and Yemen. Gabriel holds an MBA in Finance from Africa Nazarene University and a Bachelor of Commerce from Catholic University of East Africa. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.
Christine Muuthia

Christine Muuthia

Training Manager
Training Manager
Christine comes to BOMA after working for ten years in Northern Kenya with Practical Action and Rural Focus. Skilled in community training, using participatory methodologies as well as presentations, report writing and project planning and monitoring, Christine has a BS from Egerton University and a Masters in Project Planning and Management from the University of Nairobi.

 

 

 

Dorcas Ekelale

Dorcas Ekelale

Program Officer
Dorcas's Bio
Program Officer
Dorcas is our Program Officer based in our Nanyuki headquarters. She is a highly dedicated professional with over 8 years of experience in all aspects of project coordination and implementation within the NGO and humanitarian space, most recently at Mercy Corps. Prior to that she has worked at Helpage international, Oxfam International and World Food Program. She holds a Bachelor of Arts, Project Planning and Management from Nairobi University, and a Diploma in Development studies and Social Work from Kenya Institute of Professional Studies.

 

Stella Gakii

Stella Gakii

Data Analyst Officer
Susan Saruna

Susan Saruna

Finance Assistant
Francis Ngikito

Francis Ngikito

Project Manager - NAWIRI
Lisa Chao

Lisa Chao

Data Analyst
Nancy Matu

Nancy Matu

People Operations Officer
Mary Wanyeri

Mary Wanyeri

People Operations Manager
Mary's BIO
People Operations Manager
Mary is an HR Professional with over 10 years of experience in HR and Administration across E-Commerce, NGO, Financial Services/Fintech, Education & Health Care Industries. She joined BOMA in July 2020, overseeing all HR functions and rolling out learning and development initiatives, as well as new performance management systems. She holds a Masters degree in Human Resources Management and Strategic Management from Daystar University and a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Management from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa.
Duncan Kimani

Duncan Kimani

Assistant Systems Administrator
Duncan's BIO
Assistant Systems Administrator
As Assistant Systems Administrator, Duncan provides support to our teams on our Salesforce and TaroWorks platforms, and helps diagnose, troubleshoot and resolve a range of software, hardware and connectivity issues for our office staff. Duncan holds a Degree in Business Information Technology from Mt. Kenya University (Thika).
Megan Angulo

Megan Angulo

Program Coordinator - Special Initiatives/Projects

Megan's Bio
Program Coordinator - Special Initiatives/Projects
Megan Angulo joined BOMA as our 2018-2019 Princeton in Africa Monitoring & Evaluation Fellow, and is currently a Coordinator of Special Initiatives/Projects. Megan graduated from the University of Southern California in May 2017 with a major in Psychology and minor in International Relations. She has internship experience in the non-profit sector, as well as a strong background in research. Prior to joining BOMA, she worked as director of a research lab that studies non-democratic politics. She looks forward to supporting BOMA in its data collection, analysis and reporting needs.

Guyo Abduba Wako

Guyo Abduba Wako

Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning Manager
Guyo's BIO
Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning Manager
Guyo is Results-driven M&E specialist with 11 years of hands on experienced in designing monitoring, evaluation and learning systems, tools, and processes in an international development/humanitarian environment. He has provided leadership, support and guidance on Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) projects. Prior to joining BOMA, he has worked with International NGOs like Mercy Corps, ACDI/VOCA, Land O’ Lakes and Fintrac Inc. He has a Master of Arts in (Monitoring & Evaluation) from University of Nairobi and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology (BSc. IT) from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology..
Paul Bolo

Paul Bolo

Research and Learning Associate
David Kosgei Kanda

David Kosgei Kanda

Pastoral Market Systems and Resource Management Technical Manager
George Washingtone

George Washingtone

Data Analyst
Carolyne Karimi

Carolyne Karimi

People Operations Coordinator

Isiolo Field Office

Mengistu Seketeti

Mengistu Seketeti

Project Manager
Abdulhakin Hassan

Abdulhakin Hassan

BOMA Village Mentor
Dhiramu Jarso

Dhiramu Jarso

BOMA Village Mentor
Said Mohammed

Said Mohammed

BOMA Village Mentor
Abdi Mohamed Diba

Abdi Mohamed Diba

Driver
Boru Hussein

Boru Hussein

Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
Boru's BIO
Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
Boru is BOMA’s new Monitoring & Evaluation Officer in Isiolo, responsible for day-to-day-management of BOMA’s rigorous field-based monitoring and evaluation activities. He holds a degree in Accounting from Kenya College of Accountancy University (KCAU) and is currently studying for a Degree in Governance, Leadership & Election at Catholic University of East Africa (CUEA). Previously, he was a Project Assistant on the Feed the Future project with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), and was involved in implementation of the Accelerated Value Chain Development (AVCD) program in Isiolo County. He has also worked as a Research Assistant for Johns Hopkins University, conducting interviews on pastoral conflicts, pasture scarcity and climate change in Isiolo County.
Camilla Qamar

Camilla Qamar

BOMA Village Mentor
Francis Lemeteki

Francis Lemeteki

BOMA Village Mentor
Shana Abduba

Shana Abduba

Livelihoods Officer
Aziza Isaack Godana

Aziza Isaack Godana

Livelihood Officer

Field Officer
Aziza brings her passion for good health and nutrition for vulnerable populations to her role at BOMA. She will be working to build capacity in one of our new regions and help participants achieve self-sufficiency through livelihood opportunities.  She holds a diploma in Community Development and Social Work from the Technical Institute of Kenya and has a certificate in pharmaceutical technology. Most recently she was a Community Mobilizer with BRICS (Building Resilience in Civil Society).

 

 

 

Christine Lina

Christine Lina

Markets and Financial Linkages Officer - Isiolo Cluster Office
Rose Napeyok

Rose Napeyok

BOMA Village Mentor
Adan Abakula

Adan Abakula

BOMA Village Mentor

Maralal Field Office (Samburu Office)

Thomas Lmetingas Lenaruti

Thomas Lmetingas Lenaruti

Program Manager ILRI RCT
Thomas's BIO
Program Manager ILRI RCT
Thomas joins the BOMA Project after eight years of serving as a program officer with World Vision Kenya (4 years) and Child Fund Kenya (4 years). He also worked with the International Labor Organization to combat child labor in Kenya. Thomas earned his diploma in Community Development from Kenya Institute of Social Work and his undergraduate in Development Studies at Mount Kenya University. Clearly dedicated to improving his country, he now serves as the senior field officers in Samburu county.

 

 

Abdi Hussen

Abdi Hussen

Driver
Gabriel Letinini

Gabriel Letinini

BOMA Village Mentor
Jackson Lempason Lesorogol

Jackson Lempason Lesorogol

BOMA Village Mentor
Josephine Leseewa

Josephine Leseewa

BOMA Village Mentor
Peter Boola Leteroi

Peter Boola Leteroi

BOMA Village Mentor
Simon Lesamana

Simon Lesamana

BOMA Village Mentor
Marko Choki Nkireu

Marko Choki Nkireu

BOMA Village Mentor
Jacob Tiberio Lenolkujuka

Jacob Tiberio Lenolkujuka

BOMA Village Mentor
Diana Lekopole

Diana Lekopole

BOMA Village Mentor
Christmas Lengeleshi

Christmas Lengeleshi

Driver
Veronica Lonyekei

Veronica Lonyekei

BOMA Village Mentor
Jacqueline Sereanae

Jacqueline Sereanae

Linkages Officer
Christine Sarah Lelesiit

Christine Sarah Lelesiit

BOMA Village Mentor
George Learpora

George Learpora

BOMA Village Mentor
Jeremiah Lenoltwalan

Jeremiah Lenoltwalan

BOMA Village Mentor
Peter Lebarleiya Mossi

Peter Lebarleiya Mossi

BOMA Village Mentor
Timothy Letura

Timothy Letura

BOMA Village Mentor
Stephen Leshorono

Stephen Leshorono

M&E Officer
Pauline Lepakiyo

Pauline Lepakiyo

BOMA Village Mentor
Lmari Lemiruni

Lmari Lemiruni

Guard
Jackson Ltepesin Lesilele

Jackson Ltepesin Lesilele

Field Officer - Samburu Cluster Office
Benedict Lechoe

Benedict Lechoe

BOMA Village Mentor
Tom Serenoy Lembara

Tom Serenoy Lembara

BOMA Village Mentor
Peter Lekiito

Peter Lekiito

Field Officer
Sarah Sein Lanyasunya

Sarah Sein Lanyasunya

Field Officer
Field Officer
Sarah grew up in Maralal, and now works as the first female Field Officer in the new Samburu office. She earned her Bachelors Degree in Education from Laikipia University, as well as a diploma in Computer Studies from Eldoret Polytechnic. Additionally, Sarah has been able to take a variety of short courses and receive on-job trainings. Most recently, Sarah worked as a Project Officer for Anglican Overseas Aid, where, for four years, she managed the partnership in Samburu County, aiding maternal child health. Sarah also has an additional four years of work experience with Compassion Kenya, as the Director of a Child Sponsorship Program.
Isabella Lengopito

Isabella Lengopito

Field Officer
Isabella's Bio
Field Officer
Isabella Lengopito is an accomplished, compassionate, and results driven professional with over three years of progressive experience working with children in various capacities, including working as a project officer with KIBA CDO, and as an untrained teacher with Kisima Mixed Day School and Karai Mixed Secondary School. Isabella graduated from the University of Nairobi with a Bachelors in Education Arts.
Ben Leumas Letuke

Ben Leumas Letuke

Field Officer
Fred Lelelit

Fred Lelelit

BOMA Village Mentor
Isaac Lesupuko

Isaac Lesupuko

Driver
Joseph Lenduda

Joseph Lenduda

Driver
Lolkirik Leorto Justice

Lolkirik Leorto Justice

BOMA Village Mentor
Stephen Lororua

Stephen Lororua

BOMA Village Mentor
Musa Letoto

Musa Letoto

BOMA Village Mentor
John Lenamatiyo

John Lenamatiyo

BOMA Village Mentor
Elizabeth Leluata

Elizabeth Leluata

BOMA Village Mentor
Victoria Ntania Lesoloyia

Victoria Ntania Lesoloyia

Cluster Office Administrator

Marsabit Field Office

Meshack Omarre

Meshack Omarre

Deputy Kenya Program Director
Meshack's BIO
Deputy Kenya Program Director
Meshack is based in BOMA’s field office in Marsabit. He is originally from Ngurunit, and aside from his time spent at university, he has lived throughout Northern Kenya. Meshack has a certificate in public relations and a diploma in human resources, both from the University of Nairobi. He is currently pursuing his degree in business administration from Kenya Methodist University.
Bety Lesiamito

Bety Lesiamito

M&E Officer - Marsabit Cluster
Bety's Bio
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer - Marsabit Cluster
Bety is a graduate of Laikipia University and holds a Bachelors Degree in Commerce with majors in Finance and Banking. She joined the BOMA team in September 2017, and is responsible for markets analysis and assessments, capacity building for BOMA participants and staff, markets linkages, livestock value chain and promotes financial access and inclusion. Prior to joining BOMA, she worked with various organizations including, Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (K.N.B.S) and Afya Timiza – Amref.
David Ltapwa

David Ltapwa

Field Officer
David's BIO
Field Officer
David joined BOMA in 2012 after working for the Kenya Red Cross, CARE International, and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRE). He was promoted from Village Mentor to Field Officer in 2015.

 

Adano Ramata

Adano Ramata

BOMA Village Mentor

Adano is a BOMA Village Mentor in the North Turbi region of Marsabit. He mentors 27 business and 5 savings groups.

Joseph Ndenge

Joseph Ndenge

BOMA Village Mentor

Joseph is a BOMA Village Mentor in the Kalacha region of Marsabit. He mentors 30 businesses and 6 savings groups.

Augostine Kilio

Augostine Kilio

BOMA Village Mentor

Augostine is a BOMA Village mentor in Merille and Laisamis. He mentors 30 businesses and 4 savings groups.

Festus Letuya

Festus Letuya

BOMA Village Mentor

Festus is a BOMA Village Mentor in Sereolipi. He supervises 30 businesses and 2 savings groups.

Samuel Ltarara

Samuel Ltarara

BOMA Village Mentor

Samuel is a BOMA Village Mentor in Waso west. He supervises 40 business groups and 4 savings groups.

Ali Roba Bachu

Ali Roba Bachu

BOMA Village Mentor

Ali is a BOMA Village Mentor in Hellu-Manyatta from the Moyale region. He mentors 82 business groups and 12 savings groups.

Guyo Kanu

Guyo Kanu

BOMA Village Mentor

Guyo is a BOMA Village Mentor from the Moyale Region. He mentors 80 business groups and 10 savings groups.

Zeinabu Qalla

Zeinabu Qalla

BOMA Village Mentor

Zeinabu is a BOMA Village Mentor in Badasa in the central region of Marsabit. She mentors 18 business groups and 5 savings groups.

Anthony Lminting Lbalanga

Anthony Lminting Lbalanga

BOMA Village Mentor

Anthony is a BOMA Village Mentor in Namarey. He mentors 30 business groups and 4 savings groups.

Halima Arbele

Halima Arbele

BOMA Village Mentor

Halima Arbele is a BOMA Village Mentor in Korr. She mentors 35 business groups and 5 savings groups.

Selina Lintayon Gambare

Selina Lintayon Gambare

BOMA Village Mentor

Selina is a BOMA Village Mentor in Karare. She mentors 30 business groups and 4 savings groups.

Mariana Turolo

Mariana Turolo

Office Administrator
Mariana's BIO
Office Administrator
Mariana joined BOMA in December 2013 as office administrator in BOMA’s field office in Marsabit Town. She attended secondary school in Laisamis, attended the Imenti Secretarial and Computer College in Meru, and earned a diploma in computer studies from Digital Computer College. She has worked as an assistant at Marsabit Boys Secondary School, Laisamis CDF, Cyber Com Marsabit and Meru National Park.
Celestine Heibor

Celestine Heibor

Field Officer
Field Officer
Celestine joins the BOMA team as our second female Field Officer. Celestine has both a certificate and degree in Community Development from St. Paul’s University, and she has previously worked with the Red Cross Society, Radio Jangwani 106.3, and Kargi and Chalbi Primary Schools. Celestine is a Field Officer, supervising 8 mentors (5 male and 3 female). She supervises a total of 260 business groups and 34 savings groups.
Chukule Wato

Chukule Wato

BOMA Village Mentor

Chukule is a BOMA Village Mentor in the Bubisa region of Marsabit. She mentors 23 businesses and 4 savings groups.

Hellen Lebacha

Hellen Lebacha

BOMA Village Mentor

Hellen is a BOMA Village Mentor at the Archers post. She supervises 10 business groups.

Galgallo D. Jillo

Galgallo D. Jillo

Field Officer

Galgallo is the Field Officer for the Moyale and Central regions. He supervises 10 mentors.

Osman Abakullu

Osman Abakullu

BOMA Village Mentor

Osman is a BOMA Village Mentor in Sololo in the Moyale Region. He mentors 80 business groups and 10 savings groups.

Sadia Abdi

Sadia Abdi

BOMA Village Mentor

Sadia is a BOMA Village Mentor from the Moyale region. She mentors 66 business groups and 11 savings groups.

Qabale Gababo Boru

Qabale Gababo Boru

BOMA Village Mentor

Qabale is a BOMA Village Mentor in Qilta from the central region. She mentors 35 business groups and several savings groups.

John Lomorut Lmaliwan

John Lomorut Lmaliwan

BOMA Village Mentor

John is a BOMA Village Mentor in Illaut. He mentors 35 business groups and 3 savings groups.

David Leparsanti

David Leparsanti

Driver
Alexander Roba Dima

Alexander Roba Dima

BOMA Village Mentor
Dabello Elema

Dabello Elema

Driver
Helena Lesiyampe

Helena Lesiyampe

Market Linkages Officer
Barnabas Shosso Barmin

Barnabas Shosso Barmin

KSEIP Mentor Supervisor - Saku
Semeji Lekuton

Semeji Lekuton

Field Support & Security
Field Support & Security
Semeji is BOMA’s part-time staff in Laisamis District, providing field support and securities for all of our training programs and grant disbursements. He is referred to as the “entertainment mentor” for his gift of making everyone laugh and for his soulful warrior songs.
Sabdio Doti

Sabdio Doti

Office Administrator - Marsabit Cluster
Sabdio's BIO
Office Administrator - Marsabit Cluster
Sabdio received a certificate in sustainable agriculture and rural development from Baraka Agricultural College in Molo. She first worked with CARE International as a registration clerk and then with Solidarity International as a food security promoter. Sabdio has served as a community-based monitor with the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and more recently with the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) as a clerk and deputy presiding officer. She also brings monitoring and evaluation experience from Research Guide Africa as an enumerator.
Abutho Dokata

Abutho Dokata

BOMA Village Mentor

Abutho is a BOMA Village Mentor working in Galas. He mentors 30 businesses and 6 savings groups.

Gumato Wario

Gumato Wario

BOMA Village Mentor

Gumato is a BOMA Village Mentor in the Dukana region of Marsabit. She mentors 20 businesses and 4 savings groups.

Zeinabu Kalicha

Zeinabu Kalicha

BOMA Village Mentor

Zeinabu is a BOMA Village Mentor in North Horr. She mentors 30 businesses and 6 savings groups.

Eunice Emilio

Eunice Emilio

BOMA Village Mentor

Eunice is a BOMA Village mentor in Ndonyo wasin. She supervises 30 businesses and 2 savings groups.

Joseph Lesakale

Joseph Lesakale

BOMA Village Mentor

Joseph is a BOMA Village Mentor in Wamba and Ngilai west. He mentors 35 businesses and 3 savings groups.

Justice Wario Dullo

Justice Wario Dullo

BOMA Village Mentor

Justice is an Uran Mentor from the Moyale region. He mentors 80 business groups and 11 savings groups.

Ibrahim Abdulla

Ibrahim Abdulla

BOMA Village Mentor

Ibrahim is a BOMA Village Mentor from the Moyale Region. He mentors 81 business groups and 12 savings groups.

Hawo Mohamed

Hawo Mohamed

BOMA Village Mentor

Hawo is a BOMA Village Mentor from the Moyale Region. She mentors 81 business groups and 9 savings groups.

Ben Lepulelei

Ben Lepulelei

BOMA Village Mentor

Ben is BOMA Village Mentor in Southhorr. He mentors 40 business groups and 6 savings groups.

Jane Nadungukura Naimirdik

Jane Nadungukura Naimirdik

BOMA Village Mentor

Jane is a BOMA Village Mentor in Logologo. She mentors 20 business groups and 2 savings groups.

Peter Leamo

Peter Leamo

BOMA Village Mentor

Peter is a BOMA Village Mentor in Ngurunit. He mentors 30 business groups and 4 savings groups.

Galgallo Bonaya Sabdio

Galgallo Bonaya Sabdio

KSEIP Mentor Supervisor - North Horr

Turkana Field Office

Geodfrey Akolong

Geodfrey Akolong

Graduation Advisor
Jackson Kerio

Jackson Kerio

BOMA Village Mentor
Alice Egule Engomo

Alice Egule Engomo

BOMA Village Mentor
Jackline Alimlim Eregae

Jackline Alimlim Eregae

Field Officer

Wajir Field Office

Nunay Jelle Hassan

Nunay Jelle Hassan

BOMA Village Mentor
Kalil Saney Santur

Kalil Saney Santur

BOMA Village Mentor
Abdinoor Mohamednur Abdille

Abdinoor Mohamednur Abdille

BOMA Village Mentor
Abdi Noor Muhumed

Abdi Noor Muhumed

BOMA Village Mentor
Hassan Noor

Hassan Noor

BOMA Village Mentor
Fatuma Billow

Fatuma Billow

Field Officer
Abdikadir Osman Omar

Abdikadir Osman Omar

BOMA Village Mentor
Jimale Diis Ahmed

Jimale Diis Ahmed

Field Officer
Mohamed Ismail Mohamed

Mohamed Ismail Mohamed

BOMA Village Mentor
Dahir Sheikh Ali

Dahir Sheikh Ali

BOMA Village Mentor

Garissa Field Office

Yussuf Ibrahim Dagane

Yussuf Ibrahim Dagane

BOMA Village Mentor
Said Aden Duwane

Said Aden Duwane

Field Officer
Said Abdi Ali-Waberi

Said Abdi Ali-Waberi

BOMA Village Mentor
Fahat Abdi Mahat

Fahat Abdi Mahat

BOMA Village Mentor
Mujamud Sugow Gamadid

Mujamud Sugow Gamadid

BOMA Village Mentor
Dahir Magan Abdi

Dahir Magan Abdi

BOMA Village Mentor

Kenya Social and Economic Inclusion Project (KSEIP)

Stanlus Ndala Mukwate

Stanlus Ndala Mukwate

KSEIP Mentor Supervisor - Kibwezi East, Makueni
Winnie Kato

Winnie Kato

Mentor - Kibwezi, Makueni
Peter Kikonyo

Peter Kikonyo

Mentor, Makueni
Mary Kiheti Kiruka

Mary Kiheti Kiruka

Mentor - Kambiti, Muranga
Jennifer Muthoki

Jennifer Muthoki

Mentor - Kibwezi, Makueni
Eric Mutua Simon

Eric Mutua Simon

Mentor, Makueni
Ephantus Kimani

Ephantus Kimani

Mentor, Maranja Muranga
Caroline Munyowoki

Caroline Munyowoki

Mentor, Makueni
Murega Julius

Murega Julius

KSEIP Mentor Supervisor - Maragwa, Muranga
Peter Mwangi Kirago

Peter Mwangi Kirago

Mentor - Kiriaini, Maragwa
Njeri Melba Mwangi

Njeri Melba Mwangi

Mentor - Kambiti, Muranga
Magdalene Muthoki Mutua

Magdalene Muthoki Mutua

Mentor, Makueni
Gladys Wamaitha Mwangi

Gladys Wamaitha Mwangi

Mentor, Maranju Muranga
Alvin Muchoki

Alvin Muchoki

Mentor, Maranja Muranga
Elizabeth Lucas

Elizabeth Lucas

Mentor, Makueni
Mary Wali Mgoda

Mary Wali Mgoda

KSEIP Mentor Supervisor - Mwatate, Taita Taveta
Sharon Mwende Mutisya

Sharon Mwende Mutisya

Mentor, Makueni
Mwongeli Musau

Mwongeli Musau

Mentor, Makueni
Lena Wanja Wambui

Lena Wanja Wambui

Mentor - Kambiti, Muranga
Eunice Kinyili

Eunice Kinyili

Mentor, Makueni
Susan Syokau

Susan Syokau

Mentor, Makueni
Celestine Mwende

Celestine Mwende

Mentor, Makueni

Our Team in the U.S.

John Stephens

John Stephens

CEO
John's BIO
CEO
John joins the BOMA team after serving on our Board of Directors for more than a year. He is a seasoned humanitarian professional committed to bringing transformational solutions to the world’s most urgent problems. As Senior Director of Program & Partnerships at The Vibrant Village Foundation, based in Portland, Oregon, he oversaw 26 grant partners as well as three field teams based in Ecuador, Ghana and Kenya. Previously, John held a number of positions over twelve years at Mercy Corps, supporting staff and programs in the field with technical operational and program support, security management and proposal-writing. John was also deployed as part of Mercy Corps’ emergency response team to natural disasters such as the Indian Ocean tsunami, the Pakistan earthquake, and the Lushan earthquake in China. John’s last few years at Mercy Corps were spent supporting programs in the West & Central Africa portfolio. John is based in Portland, Oregon, is married and has two children

Email: john.stephens@bomaproject.org

Jaya Tiwari

Jaya Tiwari

Vice President
Jaya's BIO
Vice President
Jaya has over 15 years of experience in nonprofit management and fundraising. Prior to joining the BOMA Project, Jaya served as the Executive Director of South Africa-Washington International Program in Washington, D.C., the Executive Director of Suffolk Partnership for Healthy Community in Suffolk, VA, Director of Global Health Programs at Physicians for Peace in Norfolk, VA, and the Director of Research for Physicians for Social Responsibility in Washington, D.C. As an experienced nonprofit leader and manager, Jaya has worked and traveled extensively in Africa. In addition to her management and fundraising expertise, Jaya has published numerous articles, issue briefs, reports and book chapters on issues ranging from global and community health, international security, nuclear nonproliferation and arms control, nuclear energy, and military budget and spending. She has provided briefings on these topics to members of the House of Representatives, the United States Senate, and the United Nations. She has been interviewed and quoted by many news sources including Reuters TV, CNN Money, the Associated Press, the Times of India, the Times News Service, National Public Radio, and the Voice of America. Jaya holds master’s degrees in International Studies from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA, and in Political Science & Public Administration from Benares Hindu University, Varanasi, India. Jaya completed her Ph.D. course work in International Studies at Old Dominion University in 2000.

Email: jaya.tiwari@bomaproject.org

Stephen J. Kelly

Stephen J. Kelly

Chief Financial Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Steve has 30 years of financial experience in international banking, real estate development and social services. After working in London, Chicago and New York as an investment banker with expertise in capital markets and commodity finances, Steve turned to real estate development to enable him to stay closer to home and be active in his local community in the Hudson Valley. Serving on the boards of several nonprofits, includes years as Vice Chairman of Nyack Hospital, Steve most recently worked as CFO for Rockland County’s largest senior services agency. Steve spent his childhood years in Aden, Yemen and the rolling downs of Sussex, England before moving to the U.S. in 1986. He has a B.A. (Hons), M.A. in philosophy, politics and economics from Oxford University.
Wendy Scott Keeney

Wendy Scott Keeney

Director of Philanthropy
Wendy's BIO
Director of Philanthropy
Wendy is an accomplished fundraising professional with over 30 years of experience. Prior to BOMA, Wendy served as the Chief Development Officer for CAST Inc.; the Vice President for Business Development, Philanthropy and Marketing at CRDF Global; and lead philanthropy teams at various educational institutions including American University in Cairo, Scripps Research Institute, University of New Hampshire, and the University of Michigan. She has lived and worked all over the world, including in Germany, Jordan, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt. Wendy has a BA in Art History from Wayne State University, a Masters in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Michigan, and she participated in the Ph.D. program in Mesopotamian Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of Chicago. Her dedication to making a difference through philanthropy is a great asset to the BOMA team.
Taryn Cocheo

Taryn Cocheo

Finance Associate
Taryn's Bio
Finance Associate
Taryn started working in the non profit field in 2001.  After doing case management work for several years in New York City she left to open a restaurant, catering and events company with her husband.  Throughout that time she stayed active in the non profit world, was on the board of a local community center and has volunteered for Girls on the Run as well as doing various volunteering for a local cancer center.  Taryn is passionate about showing her 3 daughters that we can make a difference in the world and was inspired when she heard about the BOMA project.  She is excited to be a part of the BOMA team as the Finance Associate.
Cherise Forbes

Cherise Forbes

Communications and Marketing Manager
Cherise's BIO
Communications and Marketing Manager
Cherise Forbes is an experienced communications professional and former journalist with love for the written word, photography, and graphic design. Prior to BOMA, Cherise led communications for Stratton Mountain School, an elite ski academy in Southern Vermont, and served as Editor-in-Chief for The Manchester Journal. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Political Science and International Studies from Nazareth College, where she also led a small non-profit organization and participated in the Clinton Global Initiative University. Cherise is passionate about sustainable development, women’s empowerment, and environmental conservation. In her free time, she enjoys running, hiking, and cross-country skiing through Vermont’s green mountains.
Lily Himmelman

Lily Himmelman

Program Officer
Lily'sBIO
Program Officer
Lily graduated from Northwestern University with a BA in French and is passionate about sustainable global development. She has experience in French translation and has worked for non-profit and educational organizations in France and around the world. She is excited to be a part of the BOMA team.
Deborah Kendall

Deborah Kendall

Financial Manager
Deborah's BIO
Financial Manager
Deborah has over 25 years of financial management and administration experience with for-profit and nonprofit organizations throughout New England.  In her career, Deborah has consistently decreased costs and maximized resources utilizing her fluency in software integration and proficiency in numerous accounting and finance systems. Prior to joining BOMA, Deborah served as the financial manager for two regional social services and community health agencies in Maine. Deborah is passionate about mission driven organizations and is an active member in local community organizations.

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