Peter Maina – Chairman
Peter Maina is the Chairperson of the Board at Basic Needs Basic Rights Kenya, and one of its founder members. He has been an Impact Investor for almost thirty years, having chosen to regularly donate, a proportion of his professional expertise well since before that term became widely used. With a particular soft spot for the Mentally and disadvantaged others, his drive is a passion to see people grow to their full potential and joyfully give back to society’s well-being. A Management Consultant in corporate strategy, health systems and operations management for the public, not-for-profit and business sectors, his foundational discipline remains Engineering.
Dr. Douglas Lackey
Dr. Douglas Lackey is an American and has been involved in international development, including health care development for over 40 years. He has worked in senior management positions with AMREF, Save the Children UK, Save the Children US and HelpAge International at country level in the Sudan and regional level in South East Asia, the Caucasus, Central Asia, Eastern Europe and East and Southern Africa. During 2006 – 2017 Dr. Lackey was the Regional Advocacy and Policy Advisor for HelpAge International based in Nairobi.
Dr Lackey is the Vice Chairman of the Board of Basic Needs Basic Rights Kenya and has served on the Board for six years. He is also a Trustee for Rafiki wa Maendeleo Trust, a community development CSO in Western Kenya. He is also a co-founder of the Nanyuki Cancer Support Group. Dr. Lackey is a graduate of Indiana University in the US where he earned post-graduate degrees – Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Public Administration (MPA). His doctoral degree is from the London School of Economics and Political Science and the Department of Social Policy and Administration. He has authored various articles on primary health care, mental health and training manuals on advocacy.
Allan Ochieng Oginga
Allan Oginga is the Chair of our Organizational Development Committee. He has over 18 years’ experience working with Non-State Actors in the health sector; having worked in several organizations. Allan is currently the Health Financing Lead at Living Goods. He has previously worked as the Technical Advisor, Health Systems Strengthening at the Fred Hollows Foundation, Regional Manager at IntraHealth International and the CEO of the Community Health Financing Association for Eastern Africa based in Arusha, Tanzania. He has also worked for AMREF Health Africa and the Health NGOs Network. Allan was instrumental in setting up the Advocacy and Policy unit when Basic Needs opened its first office in Kenya in 2005 and consequently served the organization for 4 years. He holds a Post graduate degree in Social and Applied Economics with concentrations in Health and Development Economics, from Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, USA. His key competences are in Health Systems Strengthening (Health Financing/Human Resources for Health), Program Management in health NGO sector, policy advocacy for effective public health sector governance. In his free time Allan enjoys, reading, travelling, research, swimming, watching football and supporting community projects.
Dr. Florence Jaguga
Dr. Florence Jaguga is a consultant psychiatrist working at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) in Eldoret, Kenya. She heads the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Rehabilitation Unit at MTRH. She is a trained Quality Rights assessor and is involved in evaluating mental health facilities in Kenya for their compliance with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. She is a National Executive Council member of the Kenya Psychiatric Association and a Board Member of the Basic Needs Basic Rights Organsiation. She is a researcher and is a current Fogarty Global Health Fellow. Has research works seeks to find sustainable strategies for implementing substance use screening and treatment interventions within primary care settings. She is currently a consultant for the Mental Health investment Case for Kenya, a project being conducted by the World Health Organization in collaboration with the Kenyan Ministry of Health.
Babra Louis Ati
Ati has 5 years’ experience in the human rights field. She is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and holds a Post-Graduate Diploma from the Kenya School of Law, Law Graduate from the University of Nairobi and Certificates in Disability Rights, African Human Rights System and Mental Health, Human Rights & Recovery from the University of Pretoria and WHO consecutively. She has also served at KNCHR as a Human Rights Officer where some of her accomplishments included review of Bills and legislations including the Mental Health (Amendment) Bill 2018 and Persons with Disabilities Bill 2017. Ati has experience in creating awareness on disability rights through strategic litigation, conducting trainings on accessibility and disability rights and lobbying for laws and policies that are disability inclusive. Currently, she is the Chief Operations Officer at the Ulemavu Research Institute; a disability research and consultancy firm. She is a member of the Law Society of Kenya, Inter-Agency Coordinating Committee (IACC) on disability, Amnesty International Kenya and Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Network. Ati is immensely passionate about improving physical and digital accessibility for Persons with Disabilities and has advocated for the development of accessible websites, policy frameworks to enable digital inclusion and adaptability in the functionality of products and services.
Naomi I. Anyango is a passionate practitioner in the field of Mental Health and holds an MSc. In Clinical Psychology and a diploma in Social Work. She divides her time between clinical practice and consulting. In her clinical practice she delivers cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and other evidence-based treatments to adults, children and adolescent clients with a wide range of emotional, behavioural, adjustment, addictive and psychosocial problems. She has provided supervision to both psychologists and social workers as they acquired skills to deliver psychosocial support to clients in both public and private practice as well as consulting on mental health programs for communities. She is also a professional member of the Clinical Psychologists Association of Kenya (CPAK) and Kenya Medical Social Workers Association (KEMSWA).
Rogers Kinoti M’ariba
Rogers is an accomplished economist, accountant and investment practitioner and consultant. He holds a Master of Arts (Economics) and Bachelor of Arts (Economics) – First Class Honours from the University of Nairobi. Professionally, he is Certified Public Accountants (CPA (K), Certified Investment and Financial Analyst and Certified Public Secretaries CPS (K). He is a member of the Institute of the Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK), Institute of the Certified Investment and Financial Analysts (ICIFA) and Institute of the Certified Public Secretaries of Kenya (ICPSK). Rogers is the current Chairperson of the Audit Committee of TSC and serves in the Board of CIC Insurance Group. He brings on board skills in strategy formulation, monitoring and evaluation and financial control and audit. With a keen interest in youth empowerment, Rogers is intent on participating in development of new programs to address the mental wellbeing of the youth, which is a core interest of Basic Needs Kenya.