Mr. Gabriel Sam Amolo is the Executive Director of OGRA Foundation.
Mr. Amolo joined OGRA Foundation in 2006 as a Project Officer. He was very instrumental in seeing OGRA Foundation growing from its conception to a great NGO with over 80 staff.
He has risen through the ranks, through hard work and commitment to the Organization's goals and objectives. He was appointed Senior Program Officer in 2007, then Deputy Director in 2009, a position he held until 2012 when he was appointed the Excecutive Director.
He holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from Moi University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management from the University of Nairobi. He has also recently completed a three months course on management through the commonwealth scholarship in the UK.
Dr. STEPHEN OKELLO: MBChB, MPH
Dr Stephen Okello is currently the Deputy Director and Head of Programs’ Implementation at OGRA Foundation. In this position, he offers technical guidance to all of OGRA projects as well as deputizing the Executive Director in matters both administrative and otherwise. He holds Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Nairobi, Diploma in Project Management from Kenya Institute of Management and is in the final stages of a Master of Public Health from Maseno University. In addition, Dr Okello has undertaken several short-term trainings mainly in HIV and Project Management including Leadership and Management from University of Washington, HIV Management from University of Washington, Advanced HIV management from AIDSRelief among others. He is a registered Trainer of Trainers (TOT) in HIV by NASCOP.Before joining OGRA Foundation, Steve worked for the Ministry of Health rising to the level of Medical Superintendent of a District Hospital. In OGRA, he joined as a Program Officer and has risen through the ranks to now Deputy Director. Steve loves chatting with friends and travelling.
FINANCE & ADMIN MANAGER
James Akali is an accountant with over 7 years work experience, mostly in management of grants. Before joining OGRA Foundation, James worked with Eldoret Polytechnic as a Lecturer of Accounts and with Mayfair Holdings as an Accountant. With OGRA Foundation, James has worked as the Project Accountant in-charge of APHIA-II Nyanza (USAID Funded), Direct-Relief International Project, HIV Project (Funded by PEPFAR through ICAP/CDC) and currently as the OGRA Foundation Finance and Admin.Manager. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Finance) degree from Maseno University, CPA-K, Higher Diploma in Human Resource Management and Diploma in Business Management .He is currently pursuing MBA (MSU), ACCA certification by a Global Accounts accrediting body. In addition, James has attended short term trainings including USAID Contracts & Co-operative Agreement – Inside NGO,Project Planning and Management Workshop – BT Consultants Kenya, USAID Rules and Regulations- inside NGO-Nairobi (Kenya), Grants Management Workshop- infotrak (Kenya), Global Fund Management-Kenya Red cross Society.
- Rose Juma
Human Resource Assistant
Rose is one of the longest serving staff for OGRA Foundation. She holds a Bsc degree in Hotel and Institution Management from Maseno University. She started working in OGRA Foundation in 2007 and has worked in various capacities as Personal Assistant to the Executive Director, Training Assistant, Office Administrator and currently the Human Resource Assistant.
She is currently the Secretary to both OGRA SACCO Society Ltd and OGRA Staff Welfare Association.
Her hobbies include cooking, crocheting, sewing and reading.
Kenneth Obiero; ICN, RN ,
Master’s Degree in CHD Senior Program Manager .
Kenneth Obiero is a Senior Program Manager at OGRA Foundation. He holds a higher national diploma in intensive care and Masters in Community Health and Development from the Great Lakes University-Kisumu, Kenya. His interest in Community health and development is borne out of a14-year experience in health facility-based research. He has worked as the project supervisor for Welcome Research laboratories/Kilifi hospital from 1998 to 2003, in Walter Reed Project/Nyanza provincial hospital between 2003 and 2008 and at the Centres of Disease Control and prevention- Malaria RTSS candidate Vaccine Trail –Phase 3 clinical trials in Siaya District. His zeal to be a specialist in community (public) health driven by the curiosity to reduce preventable diseases among the vulnerable led him to engage the community (public) health.
His major interests include Child Survival and Family Health, Health Promotion, Disease Control and Prevention, Project Management, Human resources for health and Research. He is a member of Business development and strategic planning. As a member of the Technical Working Group (TWG) he reviewed of OGRA Foundation Strategic plan 2012-2017, based on five main pillars of focus. He currently supervises and guides both local and international students on health and development projects.
He manages : Burkitt’s Lymphoma (BL) treatment and follow up project, Obstetric Fistula (OF) repair project , Maternal & Child health project (Operation Karibu) and offers technical support to other projects. Ken ensures licensure, registration, training and mentorship in health facilities among other roles. .
GEORGE OWITI ARIYA
POSITION: PROGRAM MANAGER - HEALTHSTART PROGRAM
George Owiti Ariya is a Program Manager in the Health Start program in OGRA Foundation. He is a holder of BA Sociology (Honours) from Kenyatta University and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Community Health and Development at Great Lakes University of Kisumu. He has participated in a number of trainings such as Core financial compliance, Governance/leadership and management & Strategic planning all facilitated by USAID/AED. He has also done counseling from KAPC.
George has worked in a number of organizations including AED,-Speak for the child from 2010-2012 as a program manager; at International Medical Corps (IMG) from 2008 to 2010 as program coordinator –TB/HIV/GSBV/FP/FM Programs; Program Coordinator –OVC/HIV/AIDS Program at St. Camillus Mission Hospital, Karungu from 2004 to 2008; project officer – OVC/HIV Program at CRS/MORCAO from 2000 to 2003 and Project Officer –OVC/HIV Program at Africa Focus from 1997 to 1999.
His hobbies are travelling and exploration.
- FREDAH AJOWI ORIGA
Position: SENIOR PROJECT OFFICER
Fredah Ajowi is the senior project officer. Fredah holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology and anthropology from Kenyatta University. She also holds a higher diploma in community development and project planning and management. She has a vast knowledge in working with orphans and vulnerable children. She is a beneficiary of the Commonwealth Scholarship Award from the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in UK administered by Association of Commonwealth Universities. As a senior project officer Fredah is in charge planning, implementation and supervision of organization’s community development programs including coordinating activities for orphans and vulnerable children. Her main roles include representing the organization in stakeholders’ forums and writing periodic reports to line managers and donors. She also coordinates secondary and tertiary scholarships for orphans and vulnerable children. Fredah has worked in various organizations like Family Health Options (Kisumu) as Project Outreach Coordinator; Kisumu Urban Apostolate Programs (KUAP) as Project Officer & Child Rights Facilitator; and Christian Children’s Fund (currently Child’s Fund) as Sponsor Relations & Field Officer. Her hobbies are reading, farming and travelling.
- Onguko David Amonje
- POSITION: Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Manager
Mr. Onguko David has a master’s degree in Public Policy and Economic Development from the KDI School of Public Policy and Management (South Korea) and an undergraduate of Ternopil National Economic University (Ukraine) having graduated in International Economics and Enterprise. He has other certified qualifications from the World Bank and Korean Development Institute in M&E Impact Evaluation, turning promises into Evidence. Mr. Onguko has a global and rich experience in working with several NGOs across the globe dealing with humanitarian assistance. He is a trained economist with the ability to evaluate the performance and impact of development programs as well as designing policies geared towards sustainable development initiatives.
At Ogra, Mr. Onguko is involved in monitoring projects under the Health Start program as well as Global Fund Round 10 program. Prior to joining orgra Mr. Onguko was working as an associate consultant With PEAK Network Consultant- a Management Consulting Firm aimed at assisting organizations in improving their efficiency and effectiveness in the dynamic environment. While in the Ukraine, Mr. Onguko worked for Campus crusade for Christ as a regional coordinator and Global Aid International. His hobbies include undertaking research activities in areas of interest, participating in essay competitions, playing Lawn Tennis and taking adventures
- Jacob Kiprotich Kangogo
Position: Program Officer-Integrated HIV Program
Mr. Jacob Kangogo holds a diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery from Kenya Medical Training Center in Eldoret and is currently pursuing a Bsc degree in Public Health at Bondo University College
Jacob has more than 5 years experience in TB/HIV Program management; he joined OGRA in October 2011 from KEMRI/CDC where he worked as a TB/HIV coordinator in Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Training and Referral Hospital, Yala SDH and Rwambwa HC. He has also worked with the Ministry of health and Sanitation in partnership with UNICEF in Turkana South at Lokichar Health Center as a clinical officer.
Aside from having a great passion for health Jacob likes playing football and reading.
- Judith Ayiecho
Position: M&E Officer
M &E Officer in the Global Fund Project. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Community health from Daystar University.
She has volunteered as a counselor in Nairobi Women’s hospital; she also has experience in data collection, and case assessment in rural communities.
Her hobbies include swimming and meeting friends.
POSITION: DATA/IT OFFICER
Dominic Kipyegon is a Data/IT Officer based at OGRA Foundation headquarters. He has an excellent knowledge on computer operations/applications, database management, hardware&software maintenance and networking services. He has experience in data management tools i.e. OpenMRS, Access, Excel, SPSS; worked with three organizations namely KEMRI-FACES-RCTP, KEMRI-ITM and Family Health Options of Kenya as a data assistant. His hobbies include making friends,travelling,Swimming.