THE MANAGEMENT

DIRECTOR NACC

Dr. NDUKU KILONZO is the Director of the National AIDS Control Council. A Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) holder in Tropical Medicine, Gender and Health from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), Dr. Kilonzo has been involved in the development of innovative HIV programmes in Kenya, Malawi, Botswana and Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast). She has over 12 years senior management experience. Nduku has over 22 peer reviewed publications in high impact factor journals and book chapters in the areas of HIV prevention and control for Africa. She is a Commissioner with the Lancet Commission Health in Sub-Saharan Africa; an editor of reproductive health matters; a peer reviewed journal; has been voted the woman of the year in the United States Women’s History month in 2013; and is acknowledged in the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 6 Report for her contributions in the HIV field. She has been invited and made presentations at the United Nations, the White House and other premier conferences globally.

DEPUTY DIRECTORS

CS, CPA, Kamuren Dennis K. is the Deputy Director, Finance & Administration. He holds a Masters of Business Administration from University of Nairobi, a Bachelor of Arts from Kenyatta University, Post Graduate Certificate in Corruption Studies Hong Kong University and member of institutes of Certified Public Accountants and Secretaries of Kenya. He has over fifteen years’ experience in managerial, operational and financial experience at management levels. He also has huge experience in Systems Implementation, Corporate Governance, World Bank Disbursements and Accountability processes. He is a qualified ISO Lead Auditor from Bureau Veritas.

Mr. John Kamigwi Mwangi is the Deputy Director, Policy, Monitoring and Research at NACC. He holds Masters of Economics and Social Studies (Health Planning & Development) from University of Wales (UK); Bachelor of Philosophy (Economics) and Bachelor of Arts (Economics) from University of Nairobi. As a Senior Health Economist, John has served for over fifteen (15) years at senior level in the public sector in Kenya, both in Coordination of HIV and AIDS Programmes and in general development planning with a focus on Health Development.

Dr. Emmy J. Chesire is the Deputy Director, Coordination and Support at NACC.  She holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health from JKUAT, Master of Public Health in Community Health and Nutrition from Kenyatta University and Master in Education in Primary Health Care from University of Manchester, United Kingdom. Emmy has over 29 years’ experience in Public Service having served in various positions including Chief Principal/College Principal at the Kenya Medical Training College, Nairobi Campus and Karen College of Nutrition, Nairobi.

Ms. Regina A. Ombam is Deputy Director, HIV Investments at the NACC. She holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration, Masters of Arts in Economics from University of Nairobi and Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, University of Nairobi. She is an Economist by profession with over 20 years of professional work experience majority in Kenya’s public sector having served as a lecturer at the University of Nairobi, Economist in the Roads Sector and Policy Analyst at the Anti-Corruption Commission. Regina is currently pursuing her PhD program in Economics at the University of Nairobi.

MANAGERS

Dr. Bathsheba Osoro is Head, Stakeholders’ Coordination. She holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling from Washington International University, Master of Education in Counseling Psychology from the University of British Columbia and Bachelor of Arts (Education) from University of Nairobi. Dr. Osoro has over 25 years of work experience in the Public Service.

CPA, Kenneth O. Nyamolo is the Head Finance. He holds a Master of Business Administration (Finance major) from Nairobi University, Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies (Community Development) and is a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (CPA-K) and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK). Kenneth has over 10 years’ experience in Finance & Accounting having worked both in the Private and Public sectors. He serves in the Legislative Affairs Work Stream of the Public Policy & Governance Committee of the ICPAK.

Mr. Gregory Weere is the Head, HR & Administration. He holds a Master of Arts in Organizational Behavior, Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Psychology (Honours) from Panjab University, a Higher Diploma in Human Resource Management and a PG diploma in Guidance and Counseling. Mr. Weere has over 15 years’ experience and achievements in Human Resources and Administration having previously served in various capacities at the World Vision (K) microfinance, the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority, the National museums of Kenya and the Market Intelligence Finance & Economic Journal.

Mr. Edwin Chumo Kimutai is Head, Performance Management at the NACC. He holds a Masters of Public Health and Epidemiology from Kenyatta University, an advanced management and leadership from AMREF Training institute and Diploma in Environmental Health Sciences from Kenya Medical Training College. Edwin Served for close to ten years as Senior Public Health Officer Ministry of Health, National UNV (Programme Officer HIV & AIDS).

Mr. Clauder N. Musi is the Head, Procurement Division. He holds a Masters in Commerce from Shivachi University in Kolapur a Bachelor of Commerce from Indore Christian College -DAVV University in India and Advanced Diploma in Purchasing & Supply (CIPS). Mr. Musi has 20 years’ experience in public procurement systems having participated in the review of the Public Procurement and Disposal Bill 2003, 2004 and 2005 and the Public Procurement and Disposal Regulations in 2006.

Dr. Celestine Mugambi is the Head, Technical Support Division. She holds a Master of Science in Infectious Diseases from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (UK) and a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the  University of Nairobi. Dr. Mugambi has 10 years work experience in the Medical Field.

Mr. Gabriel Nkari is the Head of Internal Audit. He holds an MBA in Finance from Kenya Methodist University and Bachelor of Commerce ( Accounting option )  from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa. Gabriel is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK) and a member of Institute of Internal Auditors. He has over 20 years work experience.

Ms. Jane Wanjiku Githinji is the Head, Legal Services. She holds a Master of Laws (LLM)  and a Bachelor of Laws both from the University of Nairobi. She is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Secretaries and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators ( Kenyan Branch) and the Law Society of Kenya. She has over 10 yearswork experience.

Mr. Joshua Gitonga is the Head, M & E Coordination. He holds a Master’s degree in Public Health and Epidemiology from Kenyatta University and Higher Diploma in Public Health Education and Promotion from KMTC. Joshua has over 20 years work experience mainly in the field of monitoring and evaluation.

Ms. Caroline Kinoti is the Head County Support Division. She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health & Epidemiology and a Bachelor of Education degree both from Kenyatta University. She is pursuing a Doctorate in Public Health at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. She has a wide array of experience, spanning over 10 years in the NGO and Public Sectors in various management capacities.

Dr. Vernon Mochache Oyaro is an accomplished doctor with a Bachelors in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Nairobi, Masters in Public Health from University of Washington and pursuing the completion of doctoral studies in Health Science. He is the Head, Research at the NACC. Dr. Oyaro has over 9 years work experience as a Project Doctor, a Researcher, a Medical Officer and a Senior Training Fellow in different organizations.

Mr. John Byron Ohaga is Head of Communication at the NACC. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Communication from University of Westminster, London, a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Sociology from University of Nairobi and a Diploma in Journalism and Public Relations from the Kenya Polytechnic. Mr. Ohaga has 10 years’ experience in media production, Journalism and communication having served with different reputable firms including British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Multimedia University, Sarakasi Trust (International Talent Development Charity), Kenyatta University and Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC).

Mr. Bryan Okiya is the acting Head, Policy & Strategy at the NACC. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Project Planning and Management, a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Biological Sciences from University of Nairobi, and has already completed his course work in doctoral studies pursuing Project Management. He also holds a Diploma in Project Management from the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. Mr. Okiya is an accomplished Project Management Specialist. He has over 8 years of work experience in Monitoring and Evaluation, Research and Project Management and over 3 years in Policy and Strategy development in the HIV and AIDS response.