OUR TEAM

Nairobi Office

Sam Owilly

Sam Owilly

Chief Executive Officer
Sam's BIO
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Sam Owilly is a recognized leader with more than 15 years of experience in building and leading large and high-performing teams and a respected subject matter expert in business strategy, organizational management, poverty graduation/economic inclusion, climate adaption and resilience building, livestock market systems and rangeland resource management in Kenya and Eastern Africa.
Mary Wanyeri

Mary Wanyeri

Chief People and Culture Officer
Mary's BIO
Director of People and Culture
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.
Guyo Abduba Wako

Guyo Abduba Wako

Director M&E, Accountability and Reporting
Guyo's BIO
Director M&E, Accountability and Reporting
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..
Nancy Akale

Nancy Akale

Office Assistant
Lorian Egesa

Lorian Egesa

Financial Controller
Terry Kemuma Rombo

Terry Kemuma Rombo

People Operations Officer
Carolyne Karimi

Carolyne Karimi

People Operations Coordinator
Pamela Ncabira

Pamela Ncabira

Training Assistant
Nancy Matu

Nancy Matu

People & Culture Manager
Gerishom Miheso Kidaha

Gerishom Miheso Kidaha

Finance Officer
Chrispin Kariuki

Chrispin Kariuki

Data Analyst
Nelson Nyabola

Nelson Nyabola

Training Officer
Keziah Chege

Keziah Chege

Grants Officer
Eunice Chege

Eunice Chege

Training and Curriculum Coordinator-LIFT NK
Irene Opondo

Irene Opondo

Research and Learning Coordinator
Kayose Kidake

Kayose Kidake

Research and Learning Coordinator
Thomas Kong’ong’o

Thomas Kong’ong’o

Chief Technology & Performance Officer
Monica Kundu

Monica Kundu

Director, IT Solutions
Director, IT Solutions
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.
Michael Kiburi

Michael Kiburi

Portfolio Director - REAP for Government
Noreen Gitonga

Noreen Gitonga

Procurement and Logistics Manager
Noreen's BIO
Procurement and Logistics Manager
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.
Duncan Kimani

Duncan Kimani

IT Service Delivery Manager
Duncan's BIO
IT Service Delivery Manager
As IT Service Delivery Manager, 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).
Mbithi Munyoki

Mbithi Munyoki

Monitoring and Evaluation Manager
Kristina Musili

Kristina Musili

Executive Assistant to the C.E.O
Mary Mbuve

Mary Mbuve

Director of Training and Capacity Development
Dorcus Onyango

Dorcus Onyango

SalesForce System Administrator
Simon Gitonga Mbuki

Simon Gitonga Mbuki

Program Manager - NAWIRI
Stella Gakii

Stella Gakii

Data Analyst Officer
Susan Saruna

Susan Saruna

Finance Assistant
Patrick Mwangi

Patrick Mwangi

Monitoring and Evaluations Officer
Lisa Chao

Lisa Chao

Data Manager
Florence Bonita

Florence Bonita

Senior SalesForce System Administrator
Merab Nyasuguta

Merab Nyasuguta

Finance Officer-LIFT NK
Markdonald Mukholi

Markdonald Mukholi

People Operations Assistant
Gabriel “Chacha” Mogaya

Gabriel “Chacha” Mogaya

Director of Finance and Administration
Gabriel's BIO
Director of Finance and Administration
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.
Nancy Wamwea

Nancy Wamwea

Portfolio Director, Standard REAP

Nancy Wamwea isthe  Portfolio Director, Standard REAP with over 29 years’ experience working in the Civic Society sector. She started her career as a high school teacher and later joined the Civil Society Sector. Her work has focused on the socio-economic empowerment of poor and marginalized children, youth and communities in urban informal settlements and rural areas, as well as empowering Kenyan citizens to internalize and exercise their constitutional rights, promoting gender equality and socio-political empowerment of women and girls, and civil society strengthening. Nancy holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Education both from Kenyatta University. Nancy also holds a Diploma in Good Governance and Urban Public Planning from the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS)- Netherlands. She loves serving others, more so the less privileged in society. During her free time, she loves listening to motivational talks or gospel music.

Edward Lempoko

Edward Lempoko

Finance Manager

Edward joined the BOMA Project in February 2019 as Finance Assistant in our Nanyuki office, and is now BOMA’s Finance Manager. 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.

Maureen Bichanga

Grants and Compliance Manager
Mercy Mwanzia

Mercy Mwanzia

Communications Manager
Paul Bolo

Paul Bolo

Research and Learning Manager
Calvin Wasonga

Calvin Wasonga

IT Associate
Catherine Mawia Mwema

Catherine Mawia Mwema

Director of Research and Learning
Edgar Makona

Edgar Makona

Monitoring and Evaluation Manager
Evans Misigo

Evans Misigo

Sr. Finance Manager - Projects
Wanjema Wilson Waithaka

Wanjema Wilson Waithaka

IT Associate
Isabella Lengopito

Isabella Lengopito

Program Coordinator - NAWIRI
Isabella's Bio
Program Coordinator - KSEIP
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.
Daniel Wenwa

Daniel Wenwa

Monitoring and Evaluation Manager-LIFT NK
Jane Maina

Jane Maina

Procurement and Logistics Officer
Alphonse Ouma

Alphonse Ouma

Training Manager
Mohamed Osman

Mohamed Osman

Training Officer

Isiolo Field Office

Mengistu Seketeti

Mengistu Seketeti

Program Manager
Sylivia Migide Masia

Sylivia Migide Masia

Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
Florence Ali

Florence Ali

Field Officer - SEED
Dorcas Ekelale

Dorcas Ekelale

Program Coordinator - SEED
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.

 

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.
Shana Abduba

Shana Abduba

Livelihoods Officer
Aziza Isaack Godana

Aziza Isaack Godana

Program Coordinator - REAP for Nutrition

Program Coordinator - REAP for Nutrition
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
John Dida

John Dida

Kuza Jamii County Coordinator (Isiolo/ Marsabit)

Maralal Field Office (Samburu Office)

Thomas Lmetingas Lenaruti

Thomas Lmetingas Lenaruti

Program Manager - REAP General - Samburu
Thomas's BIO
Program Manager - REAP General
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.

 

 

Rosebella Saniki

Rosebella Saniki

Cluster Office Administrator
Bertha Achieng

Bertha Achieng

Training Officer- LIFT NK
David Kosgei Kanda

David Kosgei Kanda

Program Manager, Natural Resource Management - LIFT NK
George Learpora

George Learpora

Field Officer
Mathew Lentaam

Mathew Lentaam

Field Officer- LIFT NK
Peter Lemongi

Peter Lemongi

Field Officer - REAP
Sarah Sein Lanyasunya

Sarah Sein Lanyasunya

Program Coordinator - NAWIRI
Program Coordinator - NAWIRI
Sarah grew up in Maralal, and was 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.
Festus Letuya

Festus Letuya

Field Officer
Ben Leumas Letuke

Ben Leumas Letuke

Field Officer

Marsabit Field Office

Meshack Omarre

Meshack Omarre

Program Manager, Standard REAP
Meshack's BIO
Program Manager, Standard REAP
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.
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.

 

Leparie K Nicholas

Leparie K Nicholas

Field Officer
Bilala Kalla Bilala

Bilala Kalla Bilala

M&E Officer
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.
Helena Lesiyampe

Helena Lesiyampe

Markets & Financial Linkages Officer
Mathew Molu Guyo

Mathew Molu Guyo

SEED Field Officer
Abdul Godana Roba

Abdul Godana Roba

SEED Program Manager
Abudho Dokata Yara

Abudho Dokata Yara

Field Officer
Yattani Tura Duba

Yattani Tura Duba

Program Coordinator - LIFT NK, Marsabit
Noor Umoro Hassan

Noor Umoro Hassan

Field Officer
Mary Qabale

Mary Qabale

Cluster Office Administrator

Turkana Field Office

Francis Elim Ngikito

Francis Elim Ngikito

Program Manager - LIFT NK, Turkana

Francis hails from Turkana County. He was immediate Project manager for USAID NAWIRI and former Graduation Advisor under USAID KLMS sub-award and worked closely with ACDI-VOCA and Mercy Corps team at LMS Project. Francis works on all aspects of programs implementation with over 13 years of experience working for local and international development organizations. Francis joined BOMA in January 2018 from Kenya Aid NGO’s Consortium (KANCO) where he was Project’s coordinator for USAID funded governance and accountability (Wezesha mashinani) project, alongside community TB program funded by the Global Fund. Prior, Francis worked at the Kenya Livestock Marketing Council (KLMC) on strengthening livestock marketing systems for resilience program funded by USADF as the Project coordinator and World Vision Kenya and Share International in different leadership portfolio.

Francis holds a Master of Science Degree in Development Studies from Jomo Kenyatta University, a Bachelor’s Degree in Development Studies, Degree Associate in Theology, and a Diploma in Human Resource Management with certificates in community development, personnel management, and industrial relations.

Geodfrey Akolong

Geodfrey Akolong

Program Coordinator - Nawiri
Sylvia Nandalo

Sylvia Nandalo

Cluster Office Administrator
Everlyne Lomoruki

Everlyne Lomoruki

Field Officer, LIFT NK
Bob Opiyo

Bob Opiyo

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer-LIFT NK
Dimphine Longor

Dimphine Longor

Field Officer (LIFT NK)
Robert Lobe

Robert Lobe

Field Officer - REAP
Francis Areet Eleman

Francis Areet Eleman

Field Officer, Turkana
Daniel Namuya

Daniel Namuya

Field Officer
Elizabeth Watih

Elizabeth Watih

Field Officer
John Bosco Ekaale

John Bosco Ekaale

Field Officer- NAWIRI
Robert Lokipeet Ekiru

Robert Lokipeet Ekiru

Field Officer- LIFT NK
Moses Ekal Ebei

Moses Ekal Ebei

Field Officer- LIFT NK
Jackline Alimlim Eregae

Jackline Alimlim Eregae

Field Officer
Dickson Elimlim

Dickson Elimlim

Markets and Financial Linkages Officer
Elimo Gervanson Eregae

Elimo Gervanson Eregae

Field Officer, LIFT NK
Simon Mugoh Wangu

Simon Mugoh Wangu

Training and Capacity Development Manager- LIFT NK
Veronica Awoi

Veronica Awoi

Field Officer-LIFT NK
Collins Koech

Collins Koech

Data Analyst - LIFT NK
Lydia Loposh

Lydia Loposh

Field Officer (LIFT NK)

Kakuma Field Office

Chris Sunday

Chris Sunday

Program Manager – Refugee Livelihood LIFT-NK
Simon Ekai Loron

Simon Ekai Loron

Field Officer- LIFT NK
Philip Nakosowa

Philip Nakosowa

Field Officer- LIFT NK
Yannick Unk

Yannick Unk

Communications Assistant
Simon Ekeno

Simon Ekeno

Field Officer- LIFT NK
Philip Lotieng

Philip Lotieng

Field Officer- LIFT NK

Wajir Field Office

Hamdi Barre Abdi

Hamdi Barre Abdi

Field Officer
Nuria Affey

Nuria Affey

Cluster Office Administrator

Abdi Ibrahim Mohamed

Senior Graduation Advisor
Jimale Diis Ahmed

Jimale Diis Ahmed

Field Officer

Garissa Field Office

Mohamed Mogow

Mohamed Mogow

Field Officer
Issack Dahir

Issack Dahir

Kuza Jamii County Coordinator

Ethiopia

Natnael Endale

Natnael Endale

Associate SalesForce System Administrator
Daniel Shirefaw

Daniel Shirefaw

Graduation Advisor
Kadija Kadiro

Kadija Kadiro

Training Officer

Niger

Mahaman Moro Diakite Ismael

Mahaman Moro Diakite Ismael

SalesForce System Administrator

Burkina Faso

Moumouni Yougbare

Moumouni Yougbare

Senior Mentoring and Evaluation Officer
Komivi Tete Edoh

Komivi Tete Edoh

Training Officer

Our Global Team.

Jaya Tiwari

Jaya Tiwari

Vice President & Chief Impact Officer
Jaya's BIO
Vice President & Chief Impact Officer

Jaya currently serves as the Vice President & Chief Impact Officer at the BOMA Project.

Jaya brings over 20 years of experience in international development, nonprofit management and social impact innovation and scaling. Prior of 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 travelled extensively in Africa. In addition to her organizational management and new business development expertise, Jaya has published numerous articles, issue briefs, reports and books chapters on issues ranging from international development, global and community health and international security. She has provided briefings on these topics to members of the United States 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@boma.ngo

Taryn Cocheo

Taryn Cocheo

Donor Relations and Database Officer
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.
Aurelie Somda

Aurelie Somda

Scaling Coordinator (Francophone)
Stephen J. Kelly

Stephen J. Kelly

Chief Operations 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.
Anjum Khalidi

Anjum Khalidi

Senior Director of Development

In her role as BOMA’s Senior Director of Development, Anjum Khalidi a key member of BOMA’s senior leadership team responsible for cultivating and expanding BOMA’s individual, foundation and corporate donor revenue. Anjum has dedicated her career to SDG1, ending poverty, and is especially passionate about women’s economic justice. She is a collaborative leader with an extensive track record of building lasting partnerships with funders and other key stakeholders—most recently at Trickle Up and prior to that at Women’s World Banking. Anjum holds an MPA from Columbia University and a BA from Syracuse University in Economics with a focus on women’s studies. In her spare time, you can find her reading or on the soccer field with her two kids.

Anna Mecagni

Anna Mecagni

Chief Program Officer

Anna Mecagni brings over 20 years of experience supporting the inclusive development of marginalized populations around the world. She most recently served as the Chief of Program Operations at AmeriCorps, a U.S. government agency that tackles the country’s most pressing problems through national service and volunteerism. Previously, she led program strategy and design at Women for Women International (WfWI), an NGO that supports women survivors of war through a gender-transformative graduation program focused on social and economic empowerment. Previously, Ms. Mecagni managed USAID-funded civil society and peacebuilding programs with FHI 360 focused on supporting community-led development activities, the organizational and technical development of local NGOs and engaging young people as positive agents of change. Ms. Mecagni started her career working on issues of forced migration and refugee rights both abroad and in the U.S. with the International Rescue Committee (IRC), World Relief, Human Rights First and Catholic Charities. She earned her Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University and her Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology at the University of New Hampshire. Ms. Mecagni has lived and worked in Chad, Burundi, Mozambique and Senegal and she speaks French.

Robert (Bobby) Irven

Robert (Bobby) Irven

Director of Communications & Marketing
Lisa Kern

Lisa Kern

Finance Associate