David Makumi : Chairman
David is an award winning cancer control advocate with over 10 years’ experience in cancer control at clinical, advocacy and policy level. David was until recently the East African Regional Manager of the cancer program at the Aga Khan University Hospital Nairobi. He was the recipient of the 2011 International Award for Contribution to Cancer care from the Oncology Nursing Society (USA). He has presented papers in numerous local and international conferences and meetings on various aspects of cancer control. David represents the cancer civil society at the board of trustees of the National Cancer Institute- Kenya and is the patron of the Oncology Nurses Chapter. He is currently involved with start-up rural cancer community based organizations and has professional interests in designing low cost models for cancer control.
Catherine Wachira: Vice Chair
Catherine sits on the Board and is a founding member of Women for cancer early detection and treatment. She is an advocate for early screening, detection and treatment of cancer as a way of catching any cancer symptoms early to improve the treatment outcomes. Catherine is a career lawyer and believes one can use any platform to spread the message of hope in the fight against cancer.
Boniface Mbuki: Treasurer
Boniface is the founder of Cancer Awareness Centre of Kenya and is a member of the board. He is ardent and committed to the early detection of cancer as he believes it is one of the ways to ensure that treatment is accessed early as an intervention to fight the disease.
Gabriel Muthwale: Board Member
Mr Muthwale is a strong advocate for education and early testing of prostate cancer and is involved in the support of survivors at Prostate Cancer Association.
Dorothy Nyong’o: Board Member
Dorothy is a Director of Africa Cancer Foundation. She is a seasoned communicator and a Public Relations consultant. Dorothy is also the First Lady of Kisumu County.
Professor Jessie Githang’a: Board Member
Prof. Jessie is a lecturer at the University of Nairobi and besides teaching at the Medical School, she provides clinical services in haematology and paediatric oncology at the Kenyatta National Hospital. Being a member of several Technical Working Groups with the Ministry of Health she provides key input into cancer care among other areas. She is a founding member of Kenya Childhood Cancer Trust and also a founding member and committee member of College of Pathologists for East Central and Southern Africa (COPECSA), and a former chair of trustees of the Kenya Medical Women’s Association. In 2015 CEO Global awarded Prof Githanga the award of the Most Influential Women in Africa Regional Award (Kenya and East) and the Lifetime Achievement Regional (Africa) Award for Education and Training.
Dr. Zipporah Ali: Board Member
Dr. Zipporah is the Executive Director at Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Association (KEHPCA). She has experience at national, regional and international levels in providing technical assistance to local and international implementing organizations. Zipporah Ali is the Board Director of the World Hospice and Palliative Care Alliance (WHPCA), she also serves on the boards of several other organizations including International Children’s Palliative Care Network (ICPCN), and Youth against Cancer in Kenya (YACK). She has previously served on the boards of the African Palliative Care Association (APCA), the Kenya Cancer Association and International Association for Hospice & palliative Care (IAHPC). She is heavily involved in advocacy and creating awareness on palliative care in Kenya for adults and children. She has been awarded several awards including Humanitarian Award for Wowen4Africa 2018 in recognition of her outstanding contribution to palliative care, both internationally and locally.
Josephine Sitawa: Board Member
She is an adamant advocate for cancer awareness, using all platforms to reach out to the cancer survivors. Josephine is the founder and director of Breast Cancer Kenya. She supports cancer survivors through the several cancer support groups she is a part of.
Issaji Moussah; Board Member
An avid communicator, Mr Isaji, the founder and president of top 40 under 40, supports cancer survivors through his communication and contributions. He is the founder and board chairman of Eddahs Hope Cancer Foundation. He holds a Masters in Business Administration, Strategic Management. His efforts are channeled to empowering the youth to be actively involved in cancer awareness and living healthy lifestyles.
Ninda Kangethe: National Coordinator
Ninda’s experience in developing institutional capacity for non-governmental organizations spans 15 years. She has expertise establishing networks and partnerships with government, donors and private sector and has provided strategic leadership in programme implementation. She holds a B.A in Political Science and an M.B.A in Management.