BOARD MEMBERS Dr. Andrew Juma SulehChairperson – Renal PhysicianDr. Suleh has over 35 years’ experience working with the government of Kenya in the areas of management, training, research, development, implementation and management of medical conditions including HIV/AIDS, renal diseases, diabetes, tuberculosis and malaria. He is a recognized academician who gives honorary lectures at the University of Nairobi (School of Medicine) and who has trained in HIV&AIDS care, treatment, prevention and support under NACC, AMREF, Family Health International (FHI) and MEDS, he has provided leadership as the chair by ensuring that the Human Rights Based Approach is used in the demand, access and provision of health services. Winfred LichumaBoard Member – Human Rights Lawyer and Gender ExpertMrs. Lichuma brings to the HERAF Board extensive programming, leadership, academic and legal experience. With expertise in gender and development, gender mainstreaming, gender transformative programming, human rights and the human rights based approach to programming. Her understanding and knowledge in sexual and reproductive health issues and debates globally, regionally and at Kenya country levels have been of immeasurable value in determining the methodologies, strategies and outcomes of activities that HERAF engages in when targeting vulnerable people, especially those affected by and infected with HIV& AIDS, women, children and PWDs. Her academic qualifications include a Masters of Arts in Gender and Development, Masters of Law (LLM) in International Human Rights Law, Post graduate Diploma in Advanced International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and an undergraduate degree in LLB. She has served as a Commissioner with the Kenya National Commission of Human Rights through a Presidential Appointment Edward Miano MuneneSecretary – Executive DirectorMr. Miano is a social scientist combining practical research skills and experience for programmes design and management in HIV&AIDS, Health and Human Rights. With over 11 years’ experience in research, human rights, projects design, policy development and advocacy, he has expertise in designing, managing, monitoring and evaluating community driven intervention programmes. He has vast experience in providing strategic direction, leadership and capacity, strengthening of community leadership to implement community driven interventions. He holds MA and BA in Anthropology from the University of Nairobi. He is the founder Executive Director of HERAF. Lucy SimiyuBoard Member – Development SpecialistLucy is an experienced counseling psychologist, organizational development practitioner, mentor and university lecturer. Key competencies include psychological counseling, organizational strengthening, leadership development, strategic thinking, curriculum development and training, and positive youth development. She worked as a practicing psychologist for 14 years before venturing into leadership development. Her areas of specialty in psychology include trauma counseling, health psychology, youth counseling, personal development and imagery work. She is also a trainer in both counseling and organizational development, having been involved in the USIU/FKE diploma training program for HR managers for 3 years. Lucy’s career diversified into the health and human rights sector where she worked in various projects, including HIV, MNCH and the right to health. Currently, she serves as Founder and Advisor to the CEO of Olive International. She also lectures at the USIU (Africa) as adjunct faculty in the department of Psychology. Her hobbies include reading, writing, journalingand mentorship. Dr Bactrin KillingoBoard Member - Medical Doctor: Meru HospiceDr Killingo is a Medical Doctor with philanthropic interests in health care at community level. He started his career by committing to caring for individuals with life limiting and terminal illness in resource disadvantaged settings. As a Palliative Care practitioner, Dr Killingo endeavored in mentoring others to effectively serve those needing relief from pain and suffering. He chose to not only provide care but to advocate for the creation, development and expansion of Palliative care services in his native country Kenya and beyond. In addition to founding and establishing one of the 1 st hospices in a rural setting and being its first Executive Director, Dr Killingo was instrumental in setting up the Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Association (KEHPCA) and became its 1 st Chairperson. His efforts over the years were recognized by the President of the Republic of Kenya in 2006 and he was awarded The Order of the Grand Warrior (OGW) of Kenya. Dr Killingo has also championed issues around access to essential HIV treatment in sub-Saharan Africa. He has been involved with resource poor communities facing insurmountable challenges with regard to access to essential HIV medicines and has mobilized communities to advocate for increased access to HIV related services. In addition, he has been instrumental in empowering communities with the knowledge and skills needed to mobilize resources and take charge of both their small projects & their own health. His Leadership, Knowledge, Skills and Passion provides a valuable resource to improving the health and well-being. Patrick KamunyoBoard Member –Finance and Administration Manager: World Animal ProtectionAstute finance leader who possess over 10 year of solid experience in financial management. Has also played instrumental role in fundraising operations. Well networked with large cross section of professionals in the finance sector.