As the National Coordinator for WRA Kenya, Angela provides the vision for the alliance and translates that vision into clear strategies and goals, then unites members to accomplish them. Angela is a highly regarded, transformational leader and program manager in the Reproductive Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health sector, bringing more than 13 years of dedicated work toward ending preventable maternal and newborn deaths in Kenya, throughout Africa and around the world. She has worked for AAHI, AMREF, Christian Aid, as an Independent Technical Consultant in the RMNCAH program development and management field, and as an international trainer, mentor and coach. A passionate midwife, Angela advocates for accountability for the health of mothers, newborns, adolescents and youth and for midwives’ voices to be heard.
Angela was first drawn to WRA while working in South Sudan and in the East African region where she experienced the sad reality of mothers and newborns dying daily from preventable causes. Moved by high maternal and newborn mortalities in her own country, Angela mobilized other likeminded players in Kenya and founded the WRA Kenya in 2009.
Angela holds Master’s degrees in health and in project management, and a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing and midwifery.