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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

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

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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

Maryann Theuri

Chair, Hekima Hills Learning Center Board of Trustees

Lecturer – St. Paul University

Margaret Nyawira


Program Manager

Samuel Gthiora

Tour Operator

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Matthias Kamau


Elaine Mukuru

Retired Educationist

Professor Nduati, MD

Lecturer University of Nairobi

Rajinder Soin


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Betty Wainain

Insurance Agent