The governance of PHIS is comprised of a Board of Directors (BoD) with oversight roles in policy, legal, financial and strategic direction. Membership of the BoD is drawn from diverse and pertinent backgrounds, including finance, legal, program management, public health, human resources, medicine, education and community development.


Callistus K.P.O. Ogol

PhD., MSc. B.Ed. (Chairman)
Prof. Callistus Ogol is an accomplished scholar, research manager, and educationist. He holds a PhD in Entomology (University of Alberta, Canada), a Master’s Degree in Agricultural Entomology and a Bachelor’s Degree in Education (Science) (University of Nairobi, Kenya). He is a senior education expert and focal officer of the Pan African University, and coordinator of the Pan African Virtual and E-University at the African Union where he is responsible for drafting policy papers, development and monitoring of institutional links, resource mobilization, implementation of AU summit resolutions, coordinating planning and development of academic programs and University’s policies on equal opportunities, among others.

Anne Watare Gitonga

Ms Anne Watare Gitonga is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, having been admitted to the bar in February 2008. Anne has extensive experience in democratic governance ranging from engagement at the national, regional, continental, to the global level with a focus on policy and legislative development, legal compliance, constitutional law, devolution, and human rights. Anne has managed donor projects with development partners including the Department for International Development (DFID), United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Global Fund, and Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), among others.

Dickens Samuel Omondi Aduda

PhD., MPHE, MSocSC (Bioethics), Dip. Clin. Med.
Dr. Dickens Omondi, currently a lecturer at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology (JOOUST), is a public health expert with decades of experience in the public health field and academics. Dr. Omondi holds a PhD. in Public Health (health systems management) (Maseno University, Kenya), a Master’s Degree in Health Research Ethics (University of KwaZulu Natal / University of Pretoria, South Africa), a Master’s Degree in Public Health and Epidemiology (Kenyatta University, Kenya), a Higher National Diploma in clinical medicine and surgery (ENT) and a Diploma in Clinical medicine (Kenya Medical Training College, Kenya).

Victoria N. Wamalwa

Victoria Wamalwa is a seasoned finance management professional with vast experience in finance, administration and human resource management in development and humanitarian sectors. She holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) (Daystar University, Kenya), a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) Degree (University of Nairobi, Kenya), a Higher Diploma in Institute of Management Information Systems (IMIS) and certificates in leadership training (Strathmore University, Kenya). She is a Certified Public Accountant of Kenya (CPA-K), as well as a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK).

Walter Otieno

MD., PhD.
Dr. Walter Otieno is a medical doctor, a Senior lecturer and Head of Paediatrics and Child Health Department at Maseno University School of Medicine, a Senior Research Officer at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) / US Army Medical Research Unit, as well as a Honorary Consultant Pediatrician at the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral, the Aga Khan and the Avenue hospitals in Kisumu, Kenya. He has also served as the Medical Officer In-Charge, Port Victoria Hospital, Busia, and Kakamega Provincial General Hospital.

Dr. Brian Gerard Williams

PhD, BSc (Physics)
Dr. Williams has a long-standing global experience in a range of areas spanning academia and Research & Development. He holds a PhD (University of Cambridge) and a BSc Degree (University of Natal, South Africa) in Physics, and has studied, worked and published in many areas of science, with a unifying theme being mathematics and statistics with a special emphasis on modelling dynamical systems. He has worked extensively on HIV and TB with a particular interest in using dynamical models to understand time trends in their epidemics, explore ways of control, make future projections under different scenarios, and provide advice to policy-makers at national and international levels.

Charles A.O. Midega

PhD, MSc, BSc
Prof. Charles Midega, a Distinguished Africanist Scholar (Cornell University, USA) and Extraordinary Professor (Northwest University, South Africa) is the Executive Director at the Poverty and Health Integrated Solutions (PHIS). He is a strategic manager with vast experience in research and development spanning two decades in Africa, Asia and South America. He holds a PhD in agricultural entomology (Kenyatta University, Kenya), postdoctoral fellowships (icipe, Kenya and Kyushu University, Japan), and is currently pursuing a Master of Public Health Degree (Maseno University, Kenya).


Mission, Vision and Core Values


To achieve health outcomes and improve social and economic well-being of poor people while conserving the environment and promoting social cohesion and equity in Kenyan communities.


Healthy, prosperous, equitable and sustainable communities

Our Core Values

• Integrity and honesty
• Empowerment of our partner base
• Equity and fairness
• Excellence in all operations
• Community partnerships
• Good stewardship