The Rt. Rev’d Dr. Joseph Otieno-Wasonga
Board of Trustees Chairman and Non-Executive Member of the Board
Bishop Joseph holds Masters of Sacred Theology of Nashota House Theological Seminary in USA and another Masters of Divinity of the Episcopal Divinity School in Boston USA with trainings in Leadership and Finance for Non Finance Executives from Haggai Institute in Singapore, Dialogue and Peace building at New Port Beach California USA and Training of Trainers (TOT) in Counselling and Community Health with World Council of Churches Education Unit.
He works as the Dean of the Anglican Church Province of Kenya making him the Deputy of the Archbishop and Primate of Kenya, He is also the Diocesan Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Maseno West and a Part Time Lecturer at Great Lakes University of Kisumu Bishop Okullu College and Oasis Counselling Centre. He was previously The Principal of St. Johns School of Mission and Development and a Parish Minister responsible for Pastoral and Parochial administration. He has vast experience in Governance having led various National Bodies as National Chairman of National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK), National Chairman of Christian Health Association of Kenya (CHAK), Chairman of Mission for Essential Drugs and Supplies (MEDS), Chairman of Uzima Publishing House providing strategic direction and oversight and a Co-Chairman of Inter Parliamentary group that negotiated the minimum reforms in Kenya that paved way for the general elections in 1997.
He has been a member of various Boards and Trusteeships among them Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital, Anglican Consultative Council the worldwide body that determines policy and Doctrines in the Anglican Church, World Council of Churches Assembly a Worldwide Ecumenical movement that focuses on Justice, Peace, Faith and Order in the World, All African Council of Churches an African Continental ecumenical movement, ACK Staff Provident Fund a human resource retirement outfit that focuses on investments and retirement benefits all over the country and Tropical Institute of Community Health and Development (TICH) a research and development institute known for Championing Health systems in Kenya.
The Bishop Holds over 30 years’ experience in Strategy and Policy development, Change Management, roundtable negotiations, conflict resolution, Community service, Pastoral Counselling, Gender advocacy and Public Policy execution. He has written various papers in Gender issues in development, Human sexuality, Role of the Church in Development, pastoral letter on HIV and AIDS, Partnership, Mission and Stewardship and a 52-page book on Reflections on a decade of Evangelism Churches in solidarity with women.Close Window
The Rt. Rev’d Canon Joshua Owiti Ouma
Member of the Board of Trustees and Non Executive Member of the Board
Currently the Diocesan Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Maseno East and a holder of Bachelor of Divinity of Uganda Christian university and a Licentiate in Theology of St. Pauls University. Has attended Courses in Resource mobilization, guidance and counselling, youth leadership, substance abuse and HIV and AIDS trainings amongst others. As an Ordained Minister has worked as a Parish Priest providing Parochial oversight and rose up to the Position of the Provost a Key Church Position that deputies the Diocesan Bishop on Ecclesiastical responsibilities and Chairman of Liturgical Committee He has held various positions among them Chairman of NCCK Kisumu Region, Board member Community initiatives support services, Chairman of the Strategic Building and Development Committee at St. Stephens Cathedral in the See of Maseno South and the Chairman of the Board of Mission.Close Window
Mr. James AggreyAremo
Board of Directors Chairman
He is a holder of Masters in Development Economics of Victoria University in Manchester UK and B.sc in Economics and Political Science of Edinburgh University in Scotland. Until 2002 he was the CEO of Kenya Freedom from Hunger Council and has also been the National Co-ordinator Food policy secretariat under the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock in the Kenyan Government besides having been a Program Officer with FAO under the United Nations. He was conferred with the Head of State Commendation for distinguished service by the President of the Republic of Kenya in 2002 and Decorated with the Silver Star medal (SS) for distinguished service by the President of the Republic of Kenya. He has held various governance positions Chairing the Boards of Akoko, Nyamira, Nyangoma High Schools and Member of the University Councils of Maseno University and Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology. He held Directorships at The National Irrigation Board, Water Resources Management Authority and National Water and Pipeline.Close Window
Mr. Samwel Omondi Ochieng
The Executive Director
He is a holder of Master of Science in Community Health and Development of the Great Lakes University of Kisumu, a Bachelors of Arts in Sociology of the University of Nairobi and Higher Diploma in Community Health and Development of the Tropical Institute of Community Health and Development and Certified in Gender trainings and Counselling.
He has vast experience of over 20 years in Strategy Development, Management of Consortiums of organisations and resource mobilization, Monitoring, evaluation and researchHas held various Board Directorships amongst them the Board of Social Services of the Anglican Church of Kenya Countrywide, Kenya Community Based Health Financing outfit, Great Lakes University of Kisumu Bishop Okullu Campus Board and Chairman of Various School Boards of Management Previously worked as a Hospital Administrator, Gender Cordinator covering the entire country and a Program Manager charged with among other Designing community interventions providing oversight and advice for successful implementation of programs. He is a Part time Lecturer and researcher and has made publications on food securityClose Window
The Rev’d Mary Jalang’o
Non-Executive Member of the Board
A holder of Masters in Theological Education and a Bachelor’s degree in Basic Education and Development. She is a Certified Inspector of Schools and was previously the Principal of Christian Industrial Training Centre in Kisumu (CITC) besides being a Certified Curriculum Developer.Has served in various governance levels amongst them she was the Vice President of The All Africa Conference of Churches a continental Ecumenical body and has been a National Steering Committee member of NCCK.Close Window
The Venerable Canon John Olang’o Odanga
Non-Executive Member of the Board
A holder of Bachelor’s degree in Theology and Diploma in Theology from St Pauls University. The Ven. Canon John has served as a career civil servant in the office of the President as a Human Resource Officer and with the Ministry of Planning and Natural Development as a District information and Documentation Officer. He joined Ordained Church Ministry became a Parish Minister responsible for Pastoral and Parochial administration. He has risen within the ranks to become the Vicar General of the Anglican Diocese of Southern Nyanza making him the Deputy of the Diocesan Bishop of the said Episcopal see within the Province of Kenya He has served as a member of the Board of Social Services at the Provincial level in the Anglican Church and in various Schools Boards of Management.Close Window
CS Sam Dennis Awuor
The Company Secretary
A Certified Public Secretary in accordance with the provisions of the Certified Public Secretaries Act Cap 534 of the Laws of Kenya. Has served as a council member of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (The Regulatory body of Company Secretaries) He was the Managing Director of Church Commissioners for Kenya the trustee of all property of the Anglican Church in the entire Country and was also the Registrar Administration and Finance at Great Lakes University of Kisumu Currently serves as the Company Secretary for SMEP Microfinance Bank and Take off Ventures Limited He has vast experience in Corporate Governance, human Resource, Retirement benefits management and investments.Close Window
CS Sam Dennis Awuor
The Company Secretary
A holder of Masters of Science in Community Health and Development of Great Lakes University of Kisumu and Bachelors of Public Health of JKUAT Besides being a Kenya Registered Nurse through Kenya Medical Training College. Currently she works as the Director of Nursing for the County Government of Kisumu and previously was the District Public Health Nurse at the Ministry of Health in Kisumu District. She has also been the Nurse Manager at Kakamega, Kisii and Kisumu District Hospitals. She has received recognition Nationally as the Nyanza Provincial Champion in implementation of community health services. She serves as the lay Vice Chairman of St. Stephens Cathedral and has previously been the Peoples Warden in the same Church.Close Window
Mr David W. Odera Kabunge
The Honorary Treasurer and Finance and Administration Committee Chairman
David is a member of the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) and holds a Masters of Arts in Economics of York University in Canada, a Bachelors degree of Philosophy in Economics of University of Nairobi and a Bachelors of Arts in Economics of Makerere University in Uganda He has worked as the Planning Officer at Treasury in charge of Tourism wildlife shipping sectors, He was the Planning officer for Eastern Province where he was responsible for planning and appraising District Development plans. At Kenya Posts and Telecommunications Corporation he was the Corporate Planning Officer responsible for driving Strategy development, Change Management and Business Development. He has been the Trust Secretary and Administrator for the Pension Scheme and Teleposta Provident Fund. At Governance level he has been the Chairman Administrative Council Pan African Telecommunications Union. He is the Chairman of the Theological Education Fund and Sustainability Committees in the Anglican Diocese of Maseno West besides Chairing the House of Laity and Board of Finance.Close Window