COMMUNICATION & EVENTS/FFG PROGRAM MANAGER
Lydiah has been with HEART since January 2009. She joined as in intern and is now the Communication &Events/FFG Program Manager.
Her role is to support the Kenya Executive Team and the U.S. staff, in providing effective and interactive communication that support HEART in overall communications, marketing, and fundraising. She also ensures effective and interactive communication of HEART programs and activities across different media through the design, writing, production, and distribution of communication materials. Additionally, she also oversees HEART’s Freedom for Girls program which enables school going adolescent girls to stay in school and succeed in their academics as well as acquire basic life skills.
Lydiah is a trained social worker with a bachelor’s degree in Social Work and is currently pursuing her postgraduate degree in Communication Studies. She’s a Rotarian and the current president of the Rotary Club of Kiambu and a Paul Harris Fellow.
HEALTH & WELLNESS MANAGER
Alice Njorge joined HEART in April 2016. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree and is working on her Masters degree in Community Health and Development . She is a long awaited blessing to have a nurse overseeing the WEEP program. Alice brings twenty years of professional experience to her role as WEEP Program Manager. She is competent and trained in comprehensive care of HIV infected persons with special emphasis on antiretroviral therapy. She has specialized training in cervical cancer screening. Everyone who meets Alice is impressed with her compassion, knowledge and ability to lead the WEEP women.
WEEP Marketing Coordinator
Dominicah joined HEART in January 2015. She is in charge of the HEART Gift Shop. In addition, she is responsible for overseeing the production, quality control, pricing and marketing of the products made by the WEEP Mothers.
Dominicah has experience in administrative, logistics, procurement and marketing acquired in a career span of over 20 years. Previously, Dominicah worked at Kenya Baptist Theological College as an administrative secretary, Baptist Aids Response Agency- Africa as an administrative, logistics and procurement assistant and at Pan Africa Christian University as an academic secretary. She has a diploma in business and marketing management and a certificate in secretarial studies. She is studying a BA in psychological counseling currently. Dominicah is a committed Christian and a mother to Laviniah.
Phyllis Wanjiru joined HEART in March 2017. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from the University of Nairobi. She is also a trained and a certified clinical counselor. Before joining HEART, Phyllis worked as a Programs Manager at Pearls & Treasures Trust. She has also worked with Help Age Kenya, Kenya Red Cross Society and the Department of Children’s Services.
She brings along skills and competence in mentoring teenagers, advocacy and policy influence & excellent project management skills. She is an eloquent public speaker, with a passion for reaching out to teenagers and empowering them to make informed choices in life.
She enjoys traveling, swimming and making friends. She has a beloved son -Bedan Mwaniki.
Jared has been working for HEART since in May 2011. He has his diploma as a agronomist and currently enrolled for his degree in Entrepreneurship. He oversees the greenhouses and kitchen gardens and other Income Generating Activities for HEART in the Nyanza and Coastal regions. Jared is an integral part of the success with the WEEP (Women’s Equality Empowerment Program) women, vulnerable and orphaned children HEART serves. His expertise helps HEART achieve the goal of food access and security within the households and communities HEART works in.
Jackline joined HEART in 2012 as a Field Officer in the Nyanza region. She studied Human Resources Management at Kenya Institute of Management. Jackline is also a trained HTC Counselor and Peer Educator. She has previously worked with Kenya Assemblies of God VCT Program as a Program Assistant, Counselor and Peer Educator and also with KEMRI/CDC as a field worker. She oversees the three HEART WEEP centers and the HEART Kisii Regional Office. She is married to Eric Mbogani and the have one daughter, Blessings Kerubo.