Our Board of Directors

Dr. Andrew J. Suleh, Board Chairperson

SulehDr. Suleh is a medical doctor by profession and has 25 years’ experience working for 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 recognised 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 the National AIDS Control Council, AMREF, Family Health International (FHI) and MEDS. As the Board Chair of Health Rights Advocacy Forum (HERAF), he has provided leadership to ensure that the Human rights based approach is used in the demand, access and provision of health services

Edward Miano Munene, Secretary/ Ex-Officio

MianoMr. Edward is a graduate with masters of Arts Degree in Anthropology from the University of Nairobi. He has over 15 years first-hand experience in health and HIV&AIDS, gender, human rights and governance programmes. In the past he has held senior management positions at Kenya AIDS NGOs Consortium (KANCO), Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) and Beyond Zero Campaign Secretariat. As Executive Director he is charged with providing overall leadership and management of the organization including strategic planning, programmes design and implementation, financial management, organizational development, staff management, public relations and general administration.

Beatrice Gathoni Kuria, Treasurer

BeatriceA Finance Administrator, MBA post-graduate and a certified Public accountant of Kenya (CPA K) with over 20 years’ experience whilst working in the NGO and Insurance Industry. A Self-Motivated professional, with extensive skills in Financial and Budget Development, Internal Audit, Business Planning, Co-ordination/Team building and Expense Control

James Kamau Njenga, Board Member

KamauJames Kamau is a recognized and constructively outspoken activist on issues of HIV/AIDS, especially on treatment access, Mr. Kamau is an accountant by profession and in the board he represents organisations of People Living with HIV. He brings to HERAF extensive management, technical, advocacy and leadership skills. He is currently the CEO of the Kenya Treatment Access Movement (KETAM), an NGO that advocates for political commitment to policies that promote equitable access and support for all and campaigns against stigma and discrimination.

Lucy Simiyu, Board Member

LucyLucy Simiyu is a counselor by profession combining practical skills and experience in psychological counselling, teaching, training & mentoring, proposal design, report writing & budgeting, VCT/HIV counselling, counselling supervision, peer education training, monitoring & evaluation, advocacy skills training, strategic planning, project management, health rights advocacy & education, community mobilization, networking, policy analysis, leadership & management, disaster management, and multi-sensory trauma counselling. He is currently a psychology lecturer at Lecturer, United States International University (USIU). She brings on board over 21 years’ experience in research, human rights, counselling, projects design, policy development and advocacy.

Winfred Lichuma, Board Member

WinnieMs. 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, mainly those affected by and infected with HIV& AIDS, women, children and persons with disability.

Dr. Backtrin Kilingo, Board Member

KillingoDr. Killingo M. Bactrin 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. Dr Killingo has also championed issues around access to essential HIV treatment in sub-Saharan Africa. As a leader, he has been a member of various boards locally and internationally.  His Leadership, Knowledge, Skills and Passion provides a valuable resource to any current and potential initiatives geared to improving the health and wellbeing of those all.



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