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Our 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.


Kate Fletcher



Laura Bright

Executive Director

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Jennifer Swank

Administrative Volunteer

Kay DeGraw

Volunteer Program Coordinator

Wendy Zepf

Sponsorship Program Coordinator

US Board of Directors

Chris Zepf

Board of Directors President

Portfolio Manager, Cinctive Capital

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Richard Jacobs

Board of Directors Vice President

Retired Environmental Engineer, PPG Industries, Inc.

Christine Erimias


Chief Financial and Operations Officer, Fragasso Financial Advisors

Lorraine Bridy



John Odell

Principal & Co-Founder, Warner Pacific Properties

David Leahy

Managing Director, Turner Impact Capital

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Mike Manley

CFO/CCO/COO, Lynrock Lake LP

Kay DeGraw

M&A Consultant, PwC

Lorraine Jardine

Retired Secondary, School Teacher

Robert East

Professor & Director of Environmental Studies, Washington & Jefferson College

Jeannie Gambino

Managing Partner, Three Arch Advisors, LLC

James Protin

The Protin Group

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Emeritus Members:

Kate Fletcher, Founder
Jim English
Kathryn English

Kenyan Board of Trustees

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Rebeccah Muriguh

Chair, Kenyan Board of Trustees

Professor, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies – University of Kenya to Lecturer, University of Nairobi

Maryann Theuri

Chair, Hekima Hills Learning Centre Board of Management and Kenyan Board of Trustees Member

Lecturer, St. Paul’s University

Margaret Nyawira

Secretary, Kenyan Board of Trustees

Program Manager, Hekima Place

Wilfred Nzau Ing’eti

Secretary, Hekima Hills Learning Centre Board of Management

Headteacher, Hekima Hills Learning Centre

Lyma Mwangi

Chairperson, Scholarship Committee, Hekima Hills Learning Centre Board of Management

Management, Human Resources and Finance

Elaine Mukuru

Retired, Education Management and Program Development

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Mathias Nganga Kamau

Lawyer to Advocate of High Court, M.N. Kamau & Co. Advocates

Samuel Gthiora

Tour Operator

Rajinder Soin

Director, Vamos Architects

Beatrice Wainaina

Sales & Marketing, General Insurance

Ruth Wairimu Gathwara

Retired, Head Teacher

Janet Marie Mathenge

Director of Human Resources, Fair Acres Group of Companies

Stephen Oleku

Assistant Pastor, World Covenant Church

Fr. Sebastian Koladiyil

Lecturer, Tangaza University College & Vice Director, Don Bosco Boys’ Town Technical Institute

Ruth Nduati

Pediatrician and Epidemiologist, Lecturer, University of Nairobi