MARGARET W. MUNENE, MBA
CHAIR OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Margaret is married and a mother of three grown daughters. She is an established business woman and is a director of Palmhouse Dairies Ltd, CBS Githunguri Campus and Mukore Academy. Margaret is a founder trustee of the Palmhouse Foundation, an education trust that finances the secondary education of deserving students and mentors them through life to also impact positively on society with a vision to enable deserving students to realize their dreams, transform their lives, their families and society. Margaret has a passion for the girl child, she mentors and encourages them to remain focused on their dreams and put in effort required to realize them. She is a keen Rotarian and a member of the Rotary Club of Karura.
DIRECTOR OF LOGISTICS
Pastor Bob Francabandera serves as the Director of Logistics. He traveled to Kenya with his wife Tammy 6-12 weeks per year from Feb 2000 to May 2005 when they sold their successful family business so they could serve in Kenya up to 9 months a year. Starting in 2015 Bob and his wife Tammy will be serving in Kenya 6 months a year, allowing them to spend time with their children and grandchildren in the States.
Jessie Githanga is an Associate Professor in the Department of Human Pathology, University of Nairobi, Kenya and has an adjunct position as Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), USA. Her training background is in general pathology, haematology and blood transfusion. From 2004 to 2011, she served as the Chair of the Department of Human Pathology, University of Nairobi. She provides clinical services in haematopathology and oncology at the Kenyatta National Hospital, consultancy services at Gertrude’s Children Hospital and has published widely in peer reviewed journals. In 2015 CEO Global awarded her the Most Influential Women in Africa Regional Award and the Lifetime Achievement Regional Award (Education and Training). She is a member of several professional associations and a founder trustee of Kenya Childhood Cancer Trust.
Nimrod Taabu received his degree in Mass Communication in 2000 from the Job Institute of Management. During that same year he began his career in the news media business as an assistant reporter. Today, he is an accomplished senior news anchor and reporter for NTV. In this capacity he serves as a liaison between a dozen news anchors and management, assists with hiring, writing and editing news material for both the English and Swahili newscast and assists with planning special events and presentations at schools and universities. As an accomplished newsman Nimrod has covered many national and international news events. In 2009, Nimrod pioneered a new program, Heroes, which highlights the lives of individuals who devote their lives in serving others. Vickie Winkler was one of the “Heroes” who was featured on this show.
PASTOR ELIJAH WANJE, SENIOR PASTOR OF RIDGEWAYS BAPTIST CHURCH
Pastor Wanje has been educated both in Kenya and the U.S. He holds a Bachelors degree in biology and education from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia ARK. He received his Masters in religious education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1987. Pastor Wanje has worked as a high school teacher in Kericho and Mombasa, taught at the Kenya Baptist Theological College in Limuru, where he served as the registrar and principal of the college. He started RBC in 1988 and in 1996 moved to full-time ministry. Pastor Wanje was born again at 12 and sensed God’s calling on his life while in high school. He has travelled widely in Africa, UK, US and Australia; mostly for the sake of the gospel. Pastor Wanje has been involved in leadership as the Moderator of the Baptist Convention of Kenya, and now serves as the Chancellor of the Mount Meru University in Arusha, Tanzania; the Baptist university of our region. He is married to Joy and together they have three children.