As the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for WRA Kenya, Patricia Chamia supports the development of key partnerships and projects for the Alliance. Patricia has more than 25 years of technical experience in program development and management across civil society in Kenya, and works with faith communities as a key driver for social change in the country and region. Patricia currently leads the health and well-being program with the Interreligious Council of Kenya where she oversees national programming and brokering partnerships among different stakeholders for the organization, a key strength that she brings to the Alliance. She has a wealth of experience in advocating for vulnerable groups, including women, girls and children, grounded in human rights. Patricia is currently pursuing a PhD in community health, holds a Master’s of Public Health and Epidemiology and a BA in Social Work. A passionate advocate for girls and women, her leadership, communication, organization and team-work skills are exemplified by her ability to lead and motivate people for positive change.

Patricia’s interest in WRA came after frequent encounters with WRA Kenya volunteer members while working in different parts of the country, and was moved by stories in the media about maternal deaths and became interested in what WRA Kenya was doing to address them. She became a member of WRA in 2014 and has worked passionately to establish its strong operating principles.