Dr. Griffins Manguro
COUNTRY DIRECTOR AND CEO
Dr. Griffins Manguro is a medical doctor, research and global health expert. He is currently the Country Director and CEO of ICRHK.
Dr. Manguro holds a Degree in Medicine and Surgery, and a Master in Global Health from the University of Washington. He has been involved in Public Health in Kenya for more than a decade, first as a District Medical Officer (DMOH), as a Clinical Research Scientist for the University of Washington Women’s Research Project and a Senior Technical Advisor for the LINKAGES Kenya Project. Dr. Manguro is also a former Forgaty Scholar under the International AIDS Research Program. He has been involved in numerous projects and studies in Kenya, US and India. He also has a strong academic background with several publications, most of them in the area of women’s health.
THEMATIC LEAD RHMNCH
Mary Thiongo leads the data management unit at the International Centre for Reproductive Health Kenya (ICRHK). She is the in-country data manager for PMA2020 in Kenya. Mary’s professional background includes extensive experience in data management and database development. She was a data manager for several multi-country randomized controlled trials. She also has helped develop protocols and standard operating procedures for data management.
Mary holds a BS in Computer Information Systems from Kenya Methodist University. She is also a member of The Association for Data management in the Tropics (ADMIT), an international data management group.
HEAD OF FINANCE ADMIN & HR
Irene Kiminza Leads the Finance, HR & Administration unit of the organization. She has over ten years’ experience in managing USAID/PEPFAR, UNFPA, EU, DFID, BMGF & Kindernothilfe grants, Cash Flow Management, Management Accounting, Corporate Financial Reporting and Analysis, Budgeting and Forecasting. Irene’s is also skilled in Human resources management, Operations Management, Logistics Management and administration.
Irene Holds Master of Business Administration from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and bachelor degree from Kenya Methodist University, CPA (K) and registered Member of ICPAK and AWAK. She also holds a diploma in Purchasing and Supply chain Management from Kenya Institute of Management and registered Member of KISM.
THEMATIC LEAD AYSRH,HIV/AIDS & SGBV
Dr. Patricia Owira is a program management specialist with over five years experience in designing, conducting and evaluation of Sexual and Reproductive Health interventions that have a public health impact. She has worked for leading programs funded by USAID/PEPFAR, BMGF, UNFPA and Kindernothilfe and has advanced skills in implementation research aimed at providing evidence on best practices for scaling-up public health interventions. She has a strong experience in leading and optimizing staff teams and has sound knowledge of issues affecting vulnerable communities. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Anatomy (Hons) and a Bachelor of Science in Medicine and Surgery. She was recently awarded a Chevening Award to pursue an MSc in Public Health for Development at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. She is also a Mandela Washington Leadership Fellow.
THEMATIC LEAD MERL
Gerald Githinji has over a decade experience monitoring and evaluating health programs as well as data management and research. He has worked for leading programs funded by CDC, USAID and DFID and has advanced skills in utilization of data for decision making in all echelons of public health. He holds a Bachelor of information technology and is currently pursuing MSc in Project Planning and Management. He’s also a CPA, and a trained M&E specialist. He has worked in HIV, SRH and TB programs across the country.He’s currently the National M&E expert for DFID Third Party Monitoring consortium. He’s keen in implementing a data-driven model by generating periodic reviews of program data to generate learnings.