Meet the Team

Akali James Agembe

Finance and Admin

James is a Financial expert with over 10 years work experience, mostly in management of grants. Currently he works at OGRA Foundation as Finance and Admin.Manager. He is a part time Lecturer at Maseno University and Kisii University. With OGRA Foundation, James has worked as the Group Accountant in-charge of APHIA-II Nyanza Project (USAID Funded), Direct-Relief International Project, HIV Project (Funded by PEPFAR through ICAP/CDC),Global Fund, He holds MBA(Finance),a Bachelor of Business Administration (Finance) degree from Maseno University.

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Rose Juma

Human Resource

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.

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Dr Hezron O. Mc’Obewa

Executive Director

Dr Mc’Obewa is a trained Physician and Public Health Consultant with over 20 years experience running complex, high impact Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) programs across Africa. Working with donors, stakeholders, governments and corporates, he has designed, managed and implemented HSS programs both locally (Kenya) and regionally within the EAC and SADEC ecosystem. Dr Mc’Obewa has diverse experience in International Development, Senior Executive Management, Resource Mobilization and Technical Advisory skills. He previously served as the Executive Director of NGOs Coordination Board in Kenya and Regional Medical Advisor (Africa) for Direct Relief International ( Dr Mc’Obewa also serves as the Chairman Board of Directors Marie Stopes Kenya(MSK) amongst other corporate boards. .

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Dr. Steve Okello

Head of programs

Dr Okello is the Head of Programs and the Acting C.E.O at OGRA Foundation. He also serves as technical advisor to all health projects at OGRA. Initially joining OGRA as a Project Officer in 2010, he has gained project management experience and overseen several projects over the past 7 year.

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Onguko David Amonje

Monitoring, Evaluation and Research

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.

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Message from the Executive Director

Allow me to state that it is with great zeal and commitment that I embrace the amazing opportunity of leading OGRA Foundation, I assume this responsibility with the clarity in mind that this is a vibrant institution that has over the years achieved great impact in transforming the lives of many people within the local communities..

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