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Kate Fletcher

Kate Fletcher

Founder

Kate Fletcher is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the United States and has worked in many roles during her career, including as a teacher, social services administrator, and lab technician. She moved to Kenya in 2003 to become a full-time volunteer at a children’s home for HIV/AIDS orphans. Kate founded Hekima Place in 2005 in response to the unmet needs of other orphaned and vulnerable children in the community. Learn more about Kate and the origin of Hekima Place in Our Story.

Kraig Makohus

Kraig Makohus

US Executive Director

Contact Kraig:
Email: kmakohus@hekimaplace.org
Phone: 412-745-8400

Our Executive Team

A dedicated team of volunteers, board members, and other supporters has made Hekima Place the thriving, mission-driven organization it is today.  For more information, please contact us.

2021 US Board of Directors & Kenyan Board of Trustees

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Chris Zepf, Portfolio Manager, Cinctive Capital – President, Board of Director

US Board of Directors             Kenyan Board of Trustees

Jill A. Perry, PhD, ED Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate & Associate Professor of the Practice, University of Pittsburgh  Secretary, US Board of Directors

 

Rebeccah Muriguh, Professor, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies University of Kenya Chair, Kenyan Board of Trustees

 

Kay DeGraw, Senior Associate – M&A Price Waterhouse Cooper

 

Matthias Kamau, Lawyer

 

Robert East, PhD, Associate Professor and Director Washington & Jefferson College

 

Samuel Gthiora, Tour Operator

 

Richard Jacobs, Environmental Engineer, Retired PPG Indusries, Inc. Treasurer, US Board of Directors

 

Elaine Mukuru, Retired Educationist

 

Rebeccah Muriguh, Professor, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies – University of Kenya Chair, Kenyan Board of Trustees

 

Maryann Theuri, Lecturer St. Paul University Chair, Hekima Hills Learning Center Board of Trustees

 

Mike Manley, CPA, CFO Lynrock Lake, LP

 

Margaret Nyawira, Program Manager, Secretary, Kenyan Board of Trustees

 

David Leahy, Managing Director Turner Impact Capital

 

Prof. Nduati, MD, Lecturer University of Nairobi

 

John Odell, Principal & Co-Founder Warner Pacific Properties

 

Rajinder Soin, Architect

 

Lorraine Bridy, Writer

 

Betty Wainain, Insurance Agent

 

Emeritus Members
Kate Fletcher, Founder
Jim English
Kathryn English