Father Daniel Kiriti, Kenyan Coordinator
Fr Daniel Kiriti, parish priest (pastor) of the Catholic parish in Naivasha, Kenya from 2004 to 2012, is now in a very remote area of Kenya, East Pokot. He celebrated his 25th anniversary of ordination in August 2013. He was trained at St. Augustine Seminary for philosophy in Bungoma, Kenya and St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary in Nairobi for theology. In 1996 he received a master’s degree in pastoral ministry from Santa Clara University in California. The focus of his work has been children and young people. He has visited the San Francisco Bay Area to speak about his work and to help us understand the need for education, particularly for girls, in Africa.
Margo McAuliffe, Executive Director & Founder; non-voting board member
Margo McAuliffe is a retired high school math teacher, mother of 2 and grandmother of 4. She was born in Portland, Oregon, where she lived until she attended Mills College in Oakland, CA, earning a B.A. in mathematics in 1958. She taught math in several high schools in Oregon and Utah, ending her career at Menlo Atherton High School in Menlo Park, CA. Currently she tutors math students in her home and travels to Naivasha, Kenya each summer for 2 months of volunteering in the high schools.
Njeri Jomo Albrecht
Jane grew up on a small family farm in the suburbs of Nairobi, Kenya. She spent the first four years of her work life as an elementary school teacher. She relocated from Kenya to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1992. She spent ten years working in the semiconductor equipment manufacturing industry in logistics and quality assurance roles, and, subsequently, five years in real estate sales and mortgage origination. She is an investor and a director in a venture in the hospitality industry in Nairobi for the past 8 years.
Njeri’s hobbies include long-distance running (6 marathons, including the Boston Marathon twice), mountaineering (Mt.Whitney, Kilimanjaro twice, and Mt. Kenya to Point Lenana), hiking, swimming, tennis, golf, and skiing. A proud resident of Sunnyvale, CA, she is married to a wonderful, supportive husband, Eric Albrecht, and being blessed to have two wonderful kids, Jomo (age 5) and Wahu (age 3).
Mary Anne Rodgers
Mary Anne Rodgers is an attorney who specializes in advising tax exempt organizations. She is general counsel at a large Bay Area private foundation. She has extensive experience with international and domestic charitable giving. Her experience includes work on children, community, health, and conservation issues. She has traveled widely including to Kenya and other developing countries. She has been an advisor to several nonprofit organizations. Mary Anne lives in Menlo Park with her husband. They are the parents of two college students.
Peter Ojany is a finance professional at a biotechnology company in the San Francisco Bay area. Prior to that, he held senior positions at a variety of industries including semiconductor, software and special chemicals. He holds a B.Sc. degree in both Finance and Management Information Systems from St. Joseph’s University, and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University. He is a member of the American Red Cross (Silicon Valley Chapter) and volunteers for the First Aid Services Team (FAST).
Peter is from Nairobi, Kenya and continues to have close ties with the region. He met his wife, Maya, in California and they were married in Kenya. They have a beautiful child and live in Menlo Park, California