Liz joined Living Goods in 2014 as our Director of Product Strategy and was promoted to Kenya Country Director in 2015. She was instrumental in launching and scaling our operations in Kenya to reach more than 1.1 million Kenyans to date, while significantly strengthening community health systems through impactful partnerships with governments and other implementing partners beyond Kenya. At the end of 2017, she was promoted to Chief Strategy Officer, and was named CEO in June 2018. Born in Zambia, Liz spent a large portion of her career in the UK at Sainsbury’s, a $30 billion grocery business where she rose to Head of Product Development and led Sainsbury’s Fairtrade strategy. She ultimately decided to follow her heart and cross over to the social sector, moving to Kenya in 2012 to work with Fairtrade Africa before joining Living Goods.
Aubrey joins Living Goods as Chief Financial Officer with extensive international experience as fund executive within the international NGO and financial sectors. Over 25 years of financial operations and management experience within African having worked as CFOO at Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa and earlier as CFO at African Capacity Building Foundation. Prior to the not-for-profit sector, Aubrey worked as Senior Finance Manager for Standard Bank Group responsible for East and West Africa regions and later heading Finance in Botswana and Zambia. A Chartered Accountant by profession, Aubrey attended the University of Cape Town Graduate Business School leadership programme.
Emilie brings more than 15 years experience of management both in for profit organizations and non for profit organizations. She started in the health sector with the Clinton Health Access Initiative as Global Innovation Manager. Prior to that, Emilie worked in business development and marketing for various FMCG companies, including Kraft Foods (Mondelez) and Danone both in Europe and in South East Asia. Emilie holds a post graduate degree in management and business administration from Edhec business school, France.
Alfred joined Living Goods in early 2014 to help scale up the proven Living Goods model. Previously he was Country Director – Tanzania for KickStart International, which sells small-scale irrigation equipment for rural farmers. Prior to that, he was President of Washington, DC-based Community Wealth Partners, a leading social enterprise consulting firm., where he had the opportunity to develop strategies and business plans with many entrepreneurial nonprofit leaders and donors across the U.S. Alfred also served as SVP/General Manager at NYSE-listed Snyder Communications, Alfred holds a B.A. from Columbia University.
Brad joined Living Goods in 2013, and as the Director of Analytics focuses on how we can leverage data and technology to understand and maximize our impact. Prior to Living Goods, Brad worked at Acumen Fund, where he managed their metrics and impact work across a global portfolio of impact investments. Previously, he was with Google.org, where he led M&E efforts that built a culture of rigorous, thoughtful, analytical impact assessments. He joined Google.org from Google Inc., where he began, and later helped manage, the Business Analytics team in Google’s Online Sales and Operations department. Brad holds a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.
Lisa worked at Chemonics International Inc., leading strategy and design for large-scale development projects in Africa. As director of business development in East Africa, she oversaw all business development for the region, managing relationships with donors, implementation partners, foreign governments, and the private sector. She secured USAID funding opportunities up to $50 million in value, and coordinated programs for PlayPumps International and Save the Children. Lisa holds a B.A. in international development studies from the UCLA.
Caroline has worked in the technology sector for over 15 years. Most recently she worked with one of the largest public health organisation in Africa, where she was responsible for the development and implementation of the organisations eHealth programmes to include eLearning and mHealth across sub-Saharan Africa. She has extensive experience in driving large-scale mHealth deployments in multiple countries, initiating learning opportunities to better inform ICT4D programs and policies, testing technologies and integration, and developing new business opportunities through public-private partnerships in emerging markets.
Asif has joined Living Goods as a Chief Technology Officer with comprehensive experience in establishing, leading and directing multi-disciplinary teams for global brand leaders and FTSE companies. Asif was leading technical aspects of various public health projects in Imperial College, London and LKC School of Medicine, Singapore. Prior to that, Asif was part of the faculties of Cambridge University and Oxford University and actively contributing to various scientific and medical projects. Asif holds an MSc degree in Computer Science and BSc. degree in Chemical Engineering.
Anjali leads the development and execution of Living Goods’ research and impact strategy. She has spent more than 15 years working on public health programs, managing implementation and operations research and supporting evidence based program development. Her work has focused primarily on sexual and reproductive health and rights, family planning, maternal and child health and violence against girls and women. She has worked for PSI, UNFPA, FHI360, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Population Council amongst other organizations. She holds a PhD in Sociology from the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi.
After starting her career at Human Rights Watch, Jennifer spent three years as a Beijing-based journalist with the South China Morning Post, where she wrote extensively about health and human rights issues. Her first role after returning to the U.S. was serving as the managing editor of the Global Health Council’s magazine Global AIDSLink. For the past 15 years, she has held tenures leading global communications for several NGOs, including Global Communities (formerly known as CHF International), Land O’Lakes International Development, and the International Women’s Media Foundation. She has an M.A. in International Policy and Practice from The George Washington University and a B.A. in East Asian Studies from Columbia University. She has worked and traveled in around 50 countries and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.
Crystal Lander is a senior public health professional who launched the advocacy and global policy portfolios for two global non-governmental organizations. As the Director of Advocacy for Living Goods, she manages engagement on global health policy to drive the organization’s vision for lasting and systemic impact that will enable every family to access quality health care in the community in which they live. Prior to Living Goods, Ms. Lander led the advocacy unit at Management Sciences for Health (MSH) for more than seven years.
Ms. Lander is a graduate of the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and Economics and a Master of Public Health from Tulane’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine with a degree in International Health Policy.
Bronwyn joined Living Goods in November 2017. Originally from the UK, she moved to the US last year. She spent the last 6+ years at Save the Children focused on securing and cultivating relationships with the private sector and leading a team delivering award winning multi-million pound partnerships. As Head of the Partnership Management Team, Bronwyn lead, developed and oversaw strategic partnerships with the likes of Unilever, GSK and Bulgari. She played a key leadership role and helped to build capacity for Shared Value partnerships in support of various strategic priorities. Bronwyn stared her career in social care, and brings over 12 years’ experience in partnership and business development spanning both the non-profit and for profit sectors. She is an American Express non-profit leadership alumni and 2016 Commonwealth Study Conferences (CSC) Leaders graduate. She is passionate about innovative and collaborative leadership, and building long term strategic relationships.
Henriette works in Myanmar supporting our partner Population Services International to replicate and scale the Living Goods model. She began her career at Unilever where she managed project teams developing social impact innovations in emerging markets. At Unilever she worked on water saving wash products and developed innovative business models to create livelihoods in Kenya. Henriette is French and holds a Masters in Management from ESCP Europe Business School.
Anina is a passionate social sector advocate with diverse experience spanning gender equality, economic opportunity, and community health, both globally and domestically. Most recently, she managed funding relationships and special initiatives with large institutional donors as Development and Communications Officer at the Low Income Investment Fund, a nonprofit loan fund working to channel increased investment into low-income communities throughout the United States. In her role, Anina secured more than $13 million in funding from government, foundation, bank, and corporate donors and helped establish a national initiative to encourage collective impact in community development alongside Citi Foundation. Anina holds a B.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies from UC Berkeley.
Rita leads Living Goods’ strategic partnerships to grow the organization’s impact, and catalyze a fundamental shift in community health systems. She spent the last seven years as a consultant with Accenture and strategic advisor, facilitating and managing partnerships with governments, corporations, NGOs, and donors across Africa. While with Accenture she worked on a variety of innovative development initiatives including with The Coca-Cola Company, Ghanaian Ministry of Health, and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to redesign how vaccine cold chains are managed. Rita holds a Master’s in global human development from Georgetown University.
Nayantara leads business development efforts to grow catalytic funding to help increase the scale and impact of the Living Goods community health model. She spent the last six years working at PSI leading strategy development global health projects across Africa, Asia, and Latin America including managing relationships with donors, partners and governments to successfully secure funding from bilateral/multilateral donors and foundations. She had a specific focus on fundraising for PSI’s social enterprises and designing a development impact bond on maternal and child health in Rajasthan, India. Nayantara holds a dual Master¹s in Public Health and Business Administration from Johns Hopkins.
Annie brings over ten years of non-profit experience, primarily in major gifts fundraising. She most recently comes from Room to Read, where she worked with HNW North American investors. Her international experience includes development and research roles in Cambodia, Argentina and Ghana. Annie holds a B.A. in Journalism from Indiana University and a M.A. in International Development from The New School.
Ben served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Mali, and subsequently held positions at Samsung Electronics, where he headed marketing for their Africa office, and Bain & Co. Before joining Living Goods he worked at the Clinton Health Access Initiative, evaluating new health technologies. He holds an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
Angela joined the training team at Living Goods first as an Assistant Health Trainer before becoming a Health Trainer. Previously, she spent 5 years working with AHF Uganda Cares, a HIV clinic, where she focused on nutrition, EMTCT, and family planning. She has a diploma in comprehensive nursing, and is happy to train people who are role models in the community.
Anita is a health trainer building the capacity of community health workers to improve outcomes. She is a graduate in public health who has always enjoyed equipping people with knowledge and skills to change their lives. Prior to joining Living Goods, Anita worked with Pulse Uganda as a health educator. She joined Living Goods in 2010 as an Assistant Branch Manager and was promoted to Branch Manager of the Mpigi branch.
Betty is a midwife by profession and before Living Goods volunteered at Uganda’s government hospitals and owned a small drug shop of her own. She joined Living Goods as a Community Health Promoter in 2009. After excelling in sales and health, she was promoted to take charge of the Tula branch as its Branch Manager. She is a mother of three and had the privilege to represent the organization at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York in 2011.
Brenda has over 7 years experience in finance, administration and taxation across organizations ranging from private companies to internationally NGOs. She has worked with PANOS Eastern Africa, BBC World Service Trust (now BBC Media in Action), and Watoto Ministries. Brenda brings strong experience in managing audits, developing company finance policies and procedures, drawing and monitoring of budgets and data analysis.
Christa joined Living Goods as a Health Trainer after completing the Trainer Training program. Prior to joining Living Goods, Christa worked with Bugolobi Medical Center as a midwife. She holds a degree in nursing and a diploma in midwifery, and is passionate about equipping CHPs with the necessary skills to support maternal and child healthcare in the community.
Daniel supports the implementation of mobile apps, SMS analysis and field deployment. Before joining Living Goods, he spent three years as systems consultant at RBM Systems Ltd., a financial, management and software development company. He has experience in ERP solutions, especially POS, with a focus on the planning and deployment of optimum IT systems. Daniel holds a BS in Information Technology from Makerere University.
Dickson is a Health Trainer who joined Living Goods from Benedict Medical Center, a private, not-for-profit health center located in Kampala, where he worked as a clinical officer. Previously, he worked at Kyembogo Health Center in Kyenjojo district as the Health Center In Charge. He has a diploma in Clinical Medicine and Community Health and a Certificate in Health Services Management from Makerere University.
Julius started his finance career at Pagerr Consulting, a management and finance consulting firm, where he did strategic planning, financial management and resource mobilization in various social enterprises and farmer groups under the NAADs programme in eastern Uganda. Julius also worked as an intern in the internal audit department of Kumi District local government and worked in the accounts back office at Finca Bank. He holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and is currently pursuing a CPA.
Prior to Living Goods, Maria worked with Arcadia University at the Nyerere Centre for Peace Research in Tanzania as an Administrative and Finance Assistant. She is a graduate of Business Administration and Management with a specialization in accounting and finance and also holds a Masters in Business Administration and Management from Eastern and Southern Management Institute (ESAMI).
Michael is Living Goods first health trainer in Uganda, and has been with the organization for more than 5 years. Previously, Michael worked with Mildmay International, an NGO that deals with the care, training and education of HIV infected and affected people, where he was a Health Training Officer focused on training staff and caregivers how to effectively communicate with HIV infected and affected people. Michael was also a Child Development Officer with Compassion International, an organization helping orphans and vulnerable children.
Moses leads Living Goods’ Android Field Support Team, giving full time support to both CHPs and the Field Support Teams on Andro-Tech. He previously worked with BRAC Africa, jointly managing the Electronic Data Sections in Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan. He is a graduate of Makerere University.
Ronald joined Living Goods when the organization was starting in Uganda in 2008. Previously, Ronald worked with MTN Uganda where he was a field team leader for a Grameen Foundation-funded project of Community Knowledge Workers in eastern Uganda. He managed 65 CKWs who used mobile phones to empower communities to get health, business and agricultural information. Ronald also served as Project Officer for KOKA on a UNICEF/Belgium Survival Fund funded project. Ronald earned a Post Graduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management, a Bachelors of Arts in Organizational Studies, and a Diploma in Education.
Moses has over 10 years of experience in procurement and logistics management drawn from not-for-profit and for profit organizations that include Plan Uganda, Management Sciences for Health and Expo Logistics (U) Ltd, among others. He was inspired to join Living Goods because of its visionary new approach to development work.
Sarah joined the Human Capital team at Living Goods in 2015 before transitioning onto the Field Operations team in 2017. Previously, she worked at Ashoka Ireland for 2 years, where she focused on finding and electing Ashoka Fellows, while also growing the network of diaspora funders. She then helped Ashoka Fellow Neil McCabe to establish and scale his organization, The Green Plan. Sarah studied Sociology and French at Boston College, where she also dedicated time to promoting local and sustainable foods on campus.
Peter brings over 10 years of experience in public health, program management and health systems strengthening to his work at Living Goods. Peter has worked with Nyenga Hospital, Kisubi Hospital and Wakiso District Local Government. He provided technical direction to a multi-disciplinary team of 20 professionals at Protecting Families Against HIV/AIDS to implement EMTCT, Saving Lives at Birth (SLAB) and combination HIV prevention projects in 20 districts of Uganda. Peter is a visiting lecturer at the International Health Sciences University in Kampala and holds an MPH from the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) in the Netherlands and a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degree from Makerere University.
Gerald brings more than 6 years of experience in sales, distribution and marketing to the Field Operations team. Prior to joining Living Goods, he worked at Core Electronics as a Regional Sales Manager. Previously, he worked at Uganda Breweries and Warid Telecom (now part of Airtel). Gerald holds a Bachelors degree in Social Sciences from Makerere University.
Adson joined Living Goods as an Assistant Branch Manager, before becoming Branch Manager in Mukono. Prior to joining Living Goods, he was a Sales and Marketing Representative at both ABACUS Pharma Africa and Gittoes Pharmaceuticals. He received a certificate in environmental sciences from the Paramedical Schools at Mulago Hospital, before supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom in Baghdad with Siber International Security. He calls Kiruhura district in Western Uganda home and is the proud father of one.
Rosemary joined Living Goods in 2010 as an Assistant Branch Manager. She was made Branch Manager in 2013 and oversees the Tula branch in Kawempe. Prior to Living Goods, Rosemary was a loan officer with the Uganda Microfinance Institution. She also worked in the loan department with Mission for All. Additionally, Rosemary was Programmes Manager for Action for Fundamental Change and Development (AFCAD). She graduated from Makerere University Business School and is excited about waking up every day and changing people’s lives.
Angela joins Living Goods as a Branch Manager at Masajja, after completing the Branch Management Training Program. Previously, she worked at ABC Capital Bank as an Operations Supervisor for one year. She also worked at Centenary Bank as a Branch Supervisor for eight years. She studied Development Studies at Uganda Martyrs University and is passionate about entrepreneurship.
Annet is a Branch Manager in Bwaise. Before joining Living Goods, she was an independent distributor for Forever Living, a nutrition supplement company. She has a Bachelor’s in Education from Makerere University and hails from Sheema district in Western Uganda. Annet loves traveling and is passionate about community development, specifically focusing on eradicating needless illness.
Judith joined Living Goods as Assistant Branch Manager of Tula before becoming Branch Manager of Nsangi. Previously, she was a Research Assistant at Malaria Consortium and a drug dispenser in Roots Pharmacy and Plus Medic Pharmacy. She received a Diploma in Nursing and Midwifery, is passionate about serving children, and loves seeing results.
After completing the Branch Management Training Program in 2014, Robinah joined Living Goods as an Assistant Branch Manager in Lira before becoming Branch Manager. Previously, she worked with AYINET Uganda as a Medical Clinical Officer rehabilitating physically tortured victims of the LRA war for three years. She has a Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Community Health from Gulu School of Clinical Officers. She is passionate about using her skills and knowledge to help the vulnerable community thrive.
Afisha joined Living Goods as a Branch Manager after completing the Branch Management Training Programme. Prior to joining Living Goods, she worked with The Fairmont Dubai initially as a royal service agent and later as a cluster reservations sales agent in charge of the UAE region. She also has experience as an administrative assistant in Holleycotec Pharmaceuticals and as a sales executive in Multi-Choice Uganda. Afisha has volunteered with AIDS Intergrated Model, Smile Train, and The National Organization for People Living with Hepatitis B. She graduated from Bangalore University in India and is passionate about caring for children, serving the community, and customer service.
Stellah is the Branch Manager in Mpigi. She joined Living Goods in 2010 as Assistant Branch Manager where she worked in Bwaise, and was promoted in 2014 to her current position. Prior to Living Goods, Stellah was a nursing officer at Mulago Hospital. She was also a nurse-in-charge at Ddembe Clinic in Kabalagala. Stellah has a diploma in nursing from Mulago Hospital of Nursing and Midwifery and is passionate about working with the community and helping improve the lives of mothers and children.
A graduate of the Branch Management Training Program, Stephen joins Living Goods as a Branch Manager. Previously, he worked with the Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC) where he was a part of the Malaria Research team for one and half years. Prior to that, he worked for the Centre for Integrated Research and Community Development Uganda as a Field Data Collector. He received a diploma in Computer Science from Kyambogo Univeristy and enjoys working in and supporting communities.
Simon joins Living Goods with 15 years’ experience using IT to achieve business goals. He brings a broad background in IT, including enterprise application implementation, IT project management, database design and IT training. Most recently, Simon was Head of Touchpoints and Cards at Interswitch East Africa. Prior to that, he was IT Manager at Interswitch, IT Manager at the School of St. Jude in Arusha, IS Manager for DFID’s Government Aid Delivery Programme, and Head of IT at Uganda Microfinance Union where he was responsible for implementing the transformation from manual to computerized information systems.
Caroline joined Living Goods as an Assistant Branch Manager in Tula before becoming the Branch Manager of Mityana. Previously, she was Assistant Head of Medical Section at Kinyara Sugar Limited for 2 years. She has a Diploma in Clinical Medicine, a Bachelor’s in Health Services Management, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology. Caroline is passionate about supporting others to be their best!
Enock Tusingwire is a graduate of Statistics from Makerere University and joined Living Goods in May 2016. Prior to Living Goods, Enock worked as a Research Assistant at the Network of Ugandan Researchers and Research Users (NURRU) and later on as a Field Supervisor for a World Bank project about impact evaluation and financial product innovation for agricultural technology adoption in Central and Southwestern Uganda. Most recently he was a Research Technician at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), where he managed surveys for the East Africa Dairy Development 2 (EADD2) project.
Pascal joined Living Goods in 2014 as an Android Field Officer before becoming an Assistant Branch Manager in Masaka. He is now Branch Manager Mbale branch. He is a graduate of Development Economics from Makerere University and hails from Tororo in Eastern Uganda.
Veronicah joined Living Goods as Branch Manager Iganga branch, after working at Kiboga Hospital as a senior clinical officer for four years. Previously, she was a Trainer of Trainers for Malaria Consortium as well as a clinical officer in different health facilities. She holds a diploma in Clinical Medicine and Community Health from Mbale School of Clinical Officers and a bachelor’s degree in Public Health from International Health Sciences University. She is passionate about global health and believes in making a difference in healthcare, however small it may be.
Arthur is a Medical Researcher and a Senior Nursing Officer with a degree in Nursing from Makerere University, a certificate in Applied Clinical Nursing from Kristianstad University, Sweden, and a certificate in Social Entrepreneurship from the University of Minnesota USA under the Acara foundation. He is a qualified grade three teacher and a mentor in A level Biology. Arthur is conducting a nutrition project with Chilgrow – a startup project affiliated to One Health Central and East Africa. He has been involved in community based education services and mobilization and has worked as an Intern Nurse in Lira Regional Referral Hospital. Arthur joined Living Goods as Branch Manager in Kalangala.
Gloria studied comprehensive nursing from Jinja School of Nursing and midwifery. She is currently Branch Manager at Kayunga branch. Previously, she worked with Kisubi Hospital as a midwife in charge of the antenatal and postnatal clinic before joining BRAC Uganda as an Area Health Coordinator in charge of Mbarara Area. Later she joined UHMG as a Nurse Counsellor for HIV /AIDS before transitioning to a Medical Detailer in Mbarara.
Saul joined Living Goods as Assistant Branch Manager before becoming a Health Trainer. He has a bachelor’s degree in Public Health and a diploma in Orthopaedic Medicine. Before Living Goods, Saul worked with Kindess and Mercy Foundation for 3 years and interned at Mulago Hospital. When not training, you will find Saul singing and working as a vocal coach!
Yasin holds a diploma in Clinical Medicine and Community Health from Mbale School of Clinical Officers and a Certificate for HIV counseling and testing from Makerere University. Before joining Living Goods, he worked at Joy Medical Centre as the in-charge of the pediatrics department for two years and co-coordinator of Continuous Medical Education sessions to all staff members. He also worked with Carrapy Medical Centre, offering health education to communities in Kisaasi. He is passionate about making everyone shine in health!
Moureen recently graduated from Makerere University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Previously, she volunteered at Paragon Hospital in the Human Resources department. She hails from Butambala in the Central region of Uganda, and is excited to be a part of an energetic and dynamic team.
Livingstone joined Living Goods as an Android Trainer in May 2016 before becoming a Regional Android/IT Field Officer. A Computer Science graduate from Makerere University, he previously worked with Compassion International as a Curriculum Trainer and IT Support. He is passionate about transforming the lives of people, especially low income earners, and is excited to be a part of the Living Goods team!
Catherine joins Living Goods having previously worked with International Health Network, a sub-recipient of the Global Fund R10, as a project trainer and field coordinator. She also worked with Central Public Health Laboratories, Ministry of Health where she was involved in Integrated Malaria Management implementation, Integrated Community Case Management Training and development of various project procedures. She also served briefly as a Quality Controller at Fresh Diary Ltd. She holds a degree of Science Technology, Biology from Kyambogo University and a postgraduate diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation from Uganda Management Institute.
After pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and IT from Kampala University, Elizabeth worked with Vince Tours as a reservation and IT support personnel. She later was promoted to tour manager before joining Hope After School Uganda as a project manager. Elizabeth graduated from the Branch Management Training Program at Living Goods in 2016 as an Assistant Branch Manager. She is now excited to transition onto the Health team.
Lydia holds a bachelor’s of Business Administration and Management from Uganda Martyrs University. She joined Living Goods as an Branch Management Trainee and started as an Assistant Branch Manager in Masaka before becoming Branch Manager in Kyotera. Before joining Living Goods, she worked as a Finance and Administration Officer in a Logistics Company for 2 years. She is passionate about working in communities and making a difference in the health of children.
Stefan leads the Field Operations teams in Uganda. He has over ten years of global health management and leadership experience working in the non-profit sector. He spent two years as the Executive Director for the Free Medical Clinic of Northern Shenandoah Valley in Winchester, Virginia. Prior to that Stefan worked for Project HOPE for eight years in various operational and technical roles culminating as the Global Lead for their Non Communicable Diseases business unit. Stefan holds a Master’s Degree in Global Health: Non Communicable Diseases from the University of Edinburgh and a Master’s Degree in International Studies and Diplomacy from the University of London.
Kennedy is a graduate with a degree in mathematics and computer science from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. A top-notch programmer, he specializes in backend web development (PHP, MySql) and mobile apps development (Android). As a technology enthusiast, Kennedy has extensive knowledge of latest technologies in mobile and web.
Before joining Living Goods, Victor worked at Swahitech, Codemart IT solutions and Interned with Transparency International Rwanda and the Henry Jackson Foundation Medical Research Unit. He has a Bachelors of Computer Science and a Masters in Software Engineering.
Before joining Living Goods, Anne Wangechi worked in finance with one of the top brands in the Kenyan printing industry, Ramco Printing Works. She has a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance Option) from Jomo Kenyatta University and is currently pursuing her final papers in CPA.
Delphine holds a degree in Public Health from The Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. She also has a diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery from Kenya Medical Training College in Webuye. She has over three years working experience in this field having done attachment in various hospitals including Mbale Rural Hospital, Kisii Level 5 Hospital and Kenya Ports Authority. She has worked in Jamaa Mission Hospital.
Sylvain heads Field Operations in Kenya and is responsible for overseeing existing branches and opening new branches. He previously developed Grameen Danone’ssales, marketing and distribution of nutritional products through retail and agent networks in Bangladesh, managed a public private partnership focused on nutritional prodct sales for Danone in Poland and has set up a start up focused on improving access to improved cookstoves in Uganda. Sylvain holds post-graduate degrees in international business from Universite Paris Est and in sustainable development management from HEC Paris Business School.
Ruth is a skilled Public Health specialist with wide knowledge and skills with over 14 years experience in the fields of Health policy, Program management, Knowledge management, Community Health programing and Health Systems management. She has worked for both public and private sectors and over the years has provided overall management and leadership in the development, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of integrated health programs. She is a doctoral candidate in health communications, has a Master of Science in Health Systems Management and is an M&E Fellow.
Faith has over 7 years experience in both profit and non-profit organizations in sales, agent development and management, having worked with M-Pesa and M-Kopa as a regional sales team leader. She holds a Masters degree in Entrepreneurship from Jomo Kenyatta University. She brings a wealth of experience in sales, marketing and entrepreneurship to Living Goods, and is credited with managing a team of twelve staff with an agent network of over 250 clients while at M-PESA.
Alice joins Living Goods as a Health Trainer, with over three years’ experience in humanitarian conflict, community health, and HIV/AIDS research. She also has vast experience in health education and promotion through her work experience with the Ministry of Health and AMPATH. Additionally, Alice brings experience in emergency operations from her work with Kenya Red Cross Society as a member of the disaster response team and a psychosocial support coordinator. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Health from Moi University School of Public Health. Alice is passionate about imparting knowledge that makes a difference in society!
Lesley is a Kenya Registered Community Health Nurse (KRCHN) having attained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Nairobi. She joins Living Goods as a Health Trainer, with a wealth of experience in health training and sales. Previously she was a Medical Representative for Gap Marketing Limited, working largely on the Bayer HealthCare Account and their products’ market penetration. Prior to that, Lesley worked as a Nurse Tutor for Acoma Onlus in charge of training courses focusing on Preventive Health and First Aid.
Patrick is a Diploma holder in Pharmaceutical Technology with over 10 years pharmacy experience in hospitals, universities and community pharmacies. Before joining Living Goods, Patrick worked at AAR Healthcare Services, Radiant Group of Hospitals and most recently at Africare Limited as the Pharmacy Manager. Patrick also currently serves as the Chairman of Kenya Pharmaceutical Association, Nairobi Chapter.
Kenneth Ogendo joins us from the Ministry of Health where he led both the training of trainers and the curriculum development for modules currently used to train the Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) and Health Extension Workers (CHEWs). Previously, he worked with JICA as the Community Strategy Coordinator. Apart from preventive health, Ken is passionate about livelihood approaches and improving the sustainability of the Community Health Strategy and has even spent time in Japan studying the same with JICA. Ken holds a Master’s degree in Public Health from Moi University with a specialty in Health Promotion. Outside work, he is a certified gym instructor, aerobics trainer and hip hop rapper.
Josphine is a Nutritionist by profession (B.Sc. Nutrition and Dietetics) with a post graduate diploma in community development. Additionally, she is a certified public accountant (CPAK). Josphine has worked in various organisations including MP Shah Hospital and Navigators Kenya. She brings a wealth of experience to Living Goods as a nutritionist, a trainer and a counsellor. In her spare time Josphine likes reading books over a cup of hot tea.
A graduate in Environmental Health science from Makerere University, Michael joins Living Goods with 5 years experience in community health. Previously, he worked at the Kenya School of Medical Science & Technology, first as a tutor in community health before being promoted to Head Department of Community Health & Social Work.
Joy joined Living Goods as a sales representative before becoming an Intern with the Finance department and eventually a Finance Assistant. Prior to Living Goods she practiced accounting with various Saccos. She is a graduate with a Degree in Economics and Finance from Kenyatta University and is currently doing CPA.
Nelly joins Living Goods with over 9 years experience in developing and executing marketing strategies with the ability to understand the ongoing market scenario and customers trends at: the Standard Group (Kenya); East African Magazines (Kenya); Escrow Systems (a member of the El Escro Internacional Group) and Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor (UK). She is passionate about making connections between organizational goals and market needs in order to bring about positive impact and improve organizations’ market leadership.
John joined Living Goods as an Assistant Branch Manager in 2016 before becoming a Branch Manager. He is a project/IT Specialist with over 9 years of experience in project management and systems modules, analysis and design and leadership. John holds higher diplomas from Kenya institute of Management and University of Eldoret in Project Management and Information Science. He started his career in the data industry where he led projects for the design and manipulation of data systems. He then joined Airtel Kenya where he worked in Rift and Western Kenya. His enjoys singing, travelling and mining data.
Doreen is a graduate with a degree in Development Studies from Kampala International University. She Joined Living Goods as an Assistant Branch Manager in October 2015 before becoming a Branch Manager in Kenyenya branch. Prior to Living Goods she practiced project management with various organizations. She is passionate about social development, capacity building and participatory development and is happy to be actualizing this through Living Goods.
Caroline is a public health professional with a Bachelors in Environmental Health from Kenyatta University and a Masters in Monitoring & Evaluation from the University of Nairobi. Prior to joining Living Goods, Caroline worked with the Ministry of Health as a Community Health Coordinator for the larger Eastern Province covering 64 districts before joining Embu County as Community Health Coordinator and County M&E officer. She brings a wealth of experience in government planning having been responsible for coordinating County annual plans. Caroline is a wife, a mother of three and likes passing time listening to Christian music, dancing and watching movies. She is also a great cheerleader.
Primrose joined Living Goods as an Assistant Branch Manager in 2015 and is now Branch Manager of Butula branch. She has a Diploma in Community Health and Development . Prior to Living Goods, she worked with Innovations for Poverty Action and Impact Research and Development Organization. She has a deep passion for bringing change to the community, especially to the less fortunate. During her free time, she enjoys travelling.
Naomi joined Living Goods in January 2016 as a Branch Manager after finishing the Branch Management Training Programme. Prior to working at Living Goods, she worked with Kenchic Ltd as an Administrative Assistant and at UAP Insurance as a Financial Consultant. She holds a Diploma in Mass Communication and Journalism and a COP certificate in Insurance. Naomi is passionate about serving the community.
Lydia joined Living Goods in December 2015 as Branch Manager after working for 7 years at Innovations for Poverty Action, initially as a Field Officer and then Senior Field Officer. She previously volunteered with the Kenya Red Cross Society as Peer Educator and later as Trainer of Trainees under Family Health and Home Based Care. Lydia has a Diploma in Social Work and is pursing a Bachelor’s in Community Health. She is passionate about working with communities and focusing on improving lives.
David joins Living Goods’ Technology team with over 7 years experience in software engineering. He holds a Masters degree in Information Technology Management as well as an undergraduate degree in Information Sciences. David has developed software ranging from mobile apps to cloud systems to operating systems for embedded devices like OpenWRT. Other notable solutions that he has been involved in include BRCK, KioKit and BRCK-Moja.
Cynthia joined Living Goods as an Assistant Branch Manager in 2016 and went on to become a Regional Technology Field Support Officer. Her boundless enthusiasm for her work, attentiveness to detail, and proactivity has made her a valuable member of the team. Cynthia’s roles are to train, deploy, and support mobile and performance management tools for maximum health impact. She holds a first class honors degree in Education from the University of Eldoret and is passionate about all things tech. She’s also a professional resume writer and a literature tutor when she can find the time. Cynthia enjoys writing, cycling, reading (so many books, so little time!), and a good happy hour with friends.
Edwine Omondi holds a BA in Journalism and Media studies with a focus on Development Communications. Prior to Living Goods, Edwin worked with Busara Center as a Field Officer on Various health projects in Nairobi, Makueni, Nakuru and Migori counties. He also volunteered with Youth Alive Africa! Kenya, a youth advocacy organization. Edwin continues to be passionate about participatory development and behavior change communication in the rural areas. During his free time, he loves photography. Edwine is currently pursuing Master of Arts in Project Planning and Management.
Humphrey organizes and coordinates logistics needs at Living Goods Kenya. Previously, he has worked as the Demand and Supply Planner at Pernod Ricard Kenyam, as well as the Logistics officer at Vinepack Limited. Humphery is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Purchasing and Supplies management, along with a Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply. Humphrey is a proud Member of The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply.
Jamine joined Living Goods as an Assistant Branch Manager in 2015. Before joining Living Goods, Jamine worked at John Hopkins University as a Research Assistant on a Global Air Clean Cook Stoves project. He has also worked as a Research and Quality Control Officer and interned with the Kenya Medical Research Institute. Jamie has Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology. Currently Jamine is working toward a professional certification in Total Quality Management
Samuel leads the design and implementation of the global talent sourcing strategy at Living Goods. He joins with extensive Human Resources management experience spanning 10 years in the telecommunications and NGO sector. His experience cuts across the entire human resource value chain including talent acquisition, performance management, learning and development, compensation and benefits, and organizational effectiveness. Previously he worked for PATH as a Regional Recruiter for Africa. Prior to that he worked at Safaricom Limited as a Talent Acquisition Manager where he attracted and acquired the best talent into the organization. Samuel holds a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, a Higher Diploma in Human Resources from the Institute of Human resource Management, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource from Makerere University.
Ruth joins Living goods as a Quality Assurance Officer. Ruth brings to the organization her previous experience in quantitative and qualitative research design along with extensive monitoring and evaluation of interventions. Previously, Ruth has held positions as a Research Assistant at the National Treasury, a Research coordinator at the World Health Organization and a Senior Field Officer at Innovations for Poverty Action. Ruth obtained a Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Health First class from Kenyatta University. Ruth is proficient in statistical software and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Public Health with a focus on Monitoring and Evaluation.
Charity Wanjau joined Living Goods in 2016 as a finance intern and quickly moved up to become a Quality Control officer. Charity now holds the position of Human Capital and Administration Coordinator. Prior to joining Living Goods, Charity worked at East Africa Breweries Limited in Sales and Marketing. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce Marketing and a diploma in Business Management from the University of Nairobi. In her down time, Charity enjoys swimming, reading and sightseeing.
David has over nine years of experience in Business Development, Operations and Team Management, working both in Banking and Insurance sectors. Previously, David worked for Metropolitan Cannon Insurance, where he successfully managed a vibrant sales team. David is passionate about economic empowerment and providing tools to vulnerable populations. He holds an Economics Degree from Moi University and is currently pursuing CPA.
Ochola is a Health Trainer facilitating the delivery of high impact andragogy content on ICCM and Living Goods Model to the Community Health Volunteers. He holds a BSc. Community Health and Development degree from Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology. He is a trained and registered member of the Teachers Service Commission who has cumulatively accrued over eight years of experience in teaching, research, health, and development initiatives through working with Give Directly Inc., Great Lakes University of Kisumu, IPA, Happy Villages Organization, and JICA among others in various capacities. He practices martial arts during free time.
Howard is responsible for positioning Living Goods as a leader in community health system strengthening, influencing community health strategy, policy, planning and budgeting. He has over 14 years experience implementing advocacy, communication and health financing projects. He joined LG from Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevoelkerung (DSW) Kenya, where he engaged in various advocacy and media campaigns. He also sat on various reproductive health Technical Working Groups (TWGs). Howard holds a BSc Degree in Information Science and is presently undertaking research for his Masters Degree in Communication studies. Away from matters work, Howard is a tree hugger.
Njuru joined Living Goods in 2017 as Kenya Deputy Country Director to support our rapid scaling, ambitious goals and strategic direction. For the last 14 years, he has been implementing USAID-funded programs in COP/DCOP roles in public health and economic growth in the East and Southern Africa region. Prior to that he worked in the private sector in Kenya and for the regional USAID office in Nairobi. Njuru has an MPH from the University of the Witwatersrand, an MBA from USIU/Africa and a BA from the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio. He is passionate about service to humanity and building stronger, more resilient communities.
Bonventure joins Livings Goods as a facilities officer. He will oversee acquisition of new branch sites, construction and deliver a safe work environment for Living Goods Staff and customers. Before joining Living Goods, Bonventure served in a similar role at Barclays Bank, Kenya between 2007 and 2010. While in Barclays he led a retail expansion across Kenya delivering over 20 branches and ATM sites. Bonventure has been instrumental in lease management and building maintenance in Safaricom where he held the position of a senior property officer for 4 years. Bonventure is passionate about new ways of working and he is proud to have led the “MY to OUR space concept” – a concept to relinquish closed offices to an open plan office in Safaricom in 2013. Bonventure holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nairobi and now a registered member of Engineers Board of Kenya.
Christopher works with the Livings Goods (LG) teams and Senior Leadership in developing and leading implementation of experimental programs including capturing lessons learnt. Christopher’s background includes over 15 years operational leadership success, at both regional and country level. He previously worked with the International Rescue Committee as Deputy Director Operations, World Wide Fund for Nature – Africa, as Regional Director Operations & ICT, and as General Manager for a leading UK based health solutions company EMIS formerly Ascribe Limited. He has worked with the Canadian International Development Agency, the Department of International Development including UNHCR and WHO. Christopher is passionate about strategy and operations in health, science and technology sectors, and loves to think about the capabilities and skills that can facilitate innovation and complement LG’s amazing work.
Bilha manages Living Good’s Innovation Network to help accelerate the spread of health innovations for more impact and faster sustainable growth. Bilha has previously managed research and innovation for emerging markets with a mobile equipment manufacturer and for rural organizations. She holds a B.Sc in Computer Science and an MBA. She’s also excited about data science and applying that in business as a tool for evidence based strategic advancement.
Mr. Odiwuor builds the capacity of community health volunteers to deliver high quality health care to the communities. He has seven years management and technical professional experience in public health and humanitarian programming, capacity building and consultancy experience in corporate management and development. He has sound advocacy and communication skills and effective donor fund management and reporting. Mr. Odiwuor holds BSc Environmental Health from Moi University, Leadership and management in health from University of Washington and international research and ethics training from Indiana University.
Stephen leads research and evaluation for all initiatives within Living Goods’ Innovation Network. He has over 10 years experience in research, data analysis and analytics. In his previous engagements, he has partnered with several institutions, among them the University of Washington, Management Sciences for Health, NACC, NASCOP, MoH, Kenyatta University, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science & Technology, Egerton University, Technical University of Mombasa including over 30 health care organizations located in 17 counties – a majority of which are based in remote rural settings. Stephen holds a Bachelors Degree in Mathematics from Moi University, a Masters in Computer-Based Information Systems from Strathmore University and a Health Informatics Fellowship from University of Nairobi Institute of Tropical and Infectious Diseases.
Faith Ngogoyo is a business professional who has previously worked in international start-ups to drive their growth strategy through business development, relationship management sales and operations. Faith is a Summa Cum Laude graduate, trained in Bachelor of Commerce (Banking & Finance). She is currently pursuing her MBA at Africa Nazarene University. Through her previous roles, she has built a keen interest in driving positive change in communities through technology driven solutions. In her role in Business Development and Partnerships, she will largely contribute to the reach and positive impact of Living Goods.
Allan has spent the last 11 years working in various CSO programs in Kenya and Eastern Africa involved in supporting and strengthening health financing and human resources for health systems, including at Intrahealth International and AMREF Health Africa. He has a passion for Community health and efforts at improving public health at grassroots level. Allan is an economist by training and holds a Msc. from the Raj Soin College of Business, Wright State University in Dayton Ohio, USA, majoring in Health and Development Economics. Allan supports Living Goods transformative change to secure funding for community health within County Governments and mechanisms that will lead to subcontracting of part or whole of community programming to Living Goods.