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September 22, 2018
Julius Mbeya

Julius Mbeya serves as our Co-CEO, where he is responsible for driving the mission of the organization and overseeing operations. Julius grew up in a village that also suffered from the dual burden of HIV and maternal mortality, and is compelled to work at Lwala due to its success at drastically improving health outcomes. Prior […]

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September 21, 2018
Ash Rogers

Ash Rogers serves as our Co-CEO, and she directs organizational vision, research, and development. As a mother, Ash is particularly passionate about advancing the rights of all women to access dignified reproductive and maternal health care. Ash comes to Lwala from Segal Family Foundation, one of Lwala’s long-term partners. She is a Global Health Corps […]

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September 22, 2018
Doreen Achieng Baraza Awino

As the Director of Health Systems Strengthening, Doreen leads Lwala’s work to advance community-led health in systems and policies at the national and county level. She is the face of Lwala amongst our strategic partners, including the Ministry of Health, and she is a fierce advocate whose passion is grounded in her work with communities. […]

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February 24, 2020
Christine Aoko Odongo

Christine Aoko Odongo is Lwala’s Clinical Services Coordinator, responsible for overseeing and ensuring the quality of services offered at Lwala Community Hospital. Originally from neighboring Homa Bay County, Christine worked as a nurse in Kenyatta National Hospital on the University of Washington’s Mama Salama study, and she also worked at Kijabe Hospital as a medical/surgical […]

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November 22, 2019
Elizabeth Akinyi

Elizabeth Akinyi leads Lwala’s Water, Hygiene, and Sanitation (WASH) and Vulnerable Populations program. Elizabeth grew up near Lwala, and she became interested in WASH after seeing children get sick from preventable diseases in her own community. She has a Diploma in Social Work and Community Development from Kisii University and is currently pursuing a degree […]

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September 22, 2018
Elizabeth Owino

Elizabeth directs the team culture, recruits and maintains top talent, and ensures an equitable work environment. Elizabeth was driven to work with Lwala because of her belief that people deserve high-quality health care regardless of where they live. Prior to joining our team, she worked with Save the Children, ICAP with Columbia University, and the […]

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