Board of Directors

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Anne has been an advocate for cancer for more than fifteen years. She is a Public Health Researcher working at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) in the area of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). She is the Director of the Nairobi Cancer Registry and currently working on developing a National Cancer Registry for Kenya together with local and international partners. She is a member of the NCD Research Programme in KEMRI, the Africa Representative in the International Association of Cancer Registries (IACR) and a member of the Board of Trustees National Cancer Institute of Kenya (NCIK). She has served in several Technical Working Groups of the Ministry of Health and internationally.

She served as Treasurer since 2009 and in 2011 she took up the role of Chairperson, to date. Together with other Board members they formed stakeholders committee that developed a Cancer Control Bill for the country, enacted by former President Mwai Kibaki in 2012 and gazetted in 2015.

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Aliso Odinyo

Vice Chairperson

Aliso Odinyo is the Vice-Chairperson of the Kenya Cancer Association.

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Dr. Robai Gakunga is a private healthcare researcher in Kenya, offering research consultancy services in Palliative Care, Cancer and other Non-Communicable Diseases.

She studied Veterinary Medicine at the University of Nairobi and holds an MBA (Strategic Management) from the United States International University-Africa (USIU-A). She is an alumna of the International Prevention Research Institute (iPRI) where she studied Cancer Registration, Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Global Health and is the treasurer of the Board of Directors of Kenya Cancer Association.


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Executive Director

Deborah Olwal –Modi joined Kenya Cancer Association (KENCASA) as Executive Director in October 2015. She brings over 13 years of experience to KENCASA in leading and managing projects and programs in the development field. She has worked for various organizations holding different portfolios as team leader, consultant, trainer, assistant manager and program coordinator.

Prior to joining KENCASA, she worked for Health NGOs Network (HENNET); World Neighbors, a regional NGO and Young Women Christian Association(YWCA)

Deborah holds a university degree in Education as well as Master’s degree in Education,  Master’s degree in Public health from Kenyatta University and Master’s in Development studies from the Open University of the United Kingdom.

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Finance and Administration Officer

Agnes is the Finance and Administration officer

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Programme Assistant

Maureen is a Program Assistant at the Kenya Cancer Association and her main purpose is to provide programs support particularly in communication and advocacy and program implementation. She has completed a degree as a Communication student at a local university, majoring in both Mass Communication and Public Relations. She aspires to be a proactive communication specialist of a brand in Kenya, which supports communication development in driving key business, leadership and functional objectives to all audiences. She possess great communication skills, passionate for communication and engaging people in a geographically and multicultural diverse contexts.