TEAM

Stowelink Inc is composed of a vibrant team. the team includes members of the advisory board and executives as highlighted below.

ADVISORY BOARD.

DR EVA NJENGA

 

Dr. Eva W. Njenga Chair of the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Council and Chair of the NCD Alliance Kenya

Dr. Njenga has been in practice for 18 years and holds a MMed from the University of Nairobi. She also has certificates in Social Medicine and Medical Anthropology from Harvard University and Advanced Course for Post Graduate Doctors in Endocrinology from the University of New Castle Upon Tyne-UK. She has formerly worked at Kenyatta National Hospital, Nakuru Provincial Hospital and Joslin Diabetes Centre in USA.

She is a member of the American Diabetes Association, Kenya Medical Association and Kenya Association of Physicians, executive member of the Kenya Diabetes Association, Member of Kenya Diabetes Study Group, Former Vice Chairman of the Kenya Medical Women Association, Founder Director of Diabetes Management & Information Centre and a former member of the Pharmacy and Poisons Board.

 

DANOR AJWANG'

Mr. Danor Ajwang’ ,Public Health and M&E Expert ,Programme Management Specialist with Plan International UK

Mr Ajwang’ is a Public Health and M&E Expert with more than 10 years’ experience in managing health and development programs for the marginalized communities, children and the young people. He is currently a Programme Management Specialist with Plan International UK.Having been seconded to turn around underperforming programmes, Danor is an accomplished leader known for successful coaching, while providing constructive feedback to the teams and stakeholders. He is passionate about young people’s health and a leader in advocating for responsive policies on health &and overall wellbeing.

Recently, Danor has become a global advocate for Non- Communicable Diseases (NCDs) prevention, challenging the young people, communities, governments, world leaders and health experts across Africa, South East Asia, Europe and beyond to the double burden of NCDs and mental health.Danor has many years of serving in the advisory boards for many civil society organizations, building their institutional capacity on matters health and governance, and linking them up with foundations, other development partners and corporate sector nationally and globally.Passionate about sustainability, Danor identifies with organizations whose ethos is to empower children, young people and communities to demand for and own solutions to their problems.

 

 

LOISE MUIRURI.

Loise Muiruri, Managing Director – Sevenstone

Loise Muiruri is the Founder & Managing Director of Sevenstone Investments Management Limited, an independent Business consultancy firm that nurtures and provides tailored business solutions for small enterprises as well as offering financial advisory services to diverse sectors and clientele. Loise has had nine solid years of broad and diverse experience in the Banking Industry handling Retail, Small & Medium Enterprises, Corporate, Government Institutions & High Net worth Individuals. She has successfully served in various capacities within the banking sector, managing both Conventional & Islamic clients.

Her passion is in helping young entrepreneurs stay in business and with this desire She founded and is on the forefront in organizing and planning the 254 Youth Entrepreneurship Awards & Mentorship Program [“254Yeamp”] which aims at providing a platform for young trendsetters in different sectors to get recognition and get rewarded for their entrepreneurship prowess.She is a Financial Advisor & Wealth Manager currently pursuing her MSc in Marketing.

Dr Evelyn NdungeMwania, Regional Medical Advisor CIPLA

Mr. Ong’aro Onyango, Procurement, Supply Chain and Logistics professional

Prof. Margaret Keraka ,Dean Kenyatta University School Of Public Health And Applied Human Sciences.

 

EXECUTIVE TEAM 

OGWENO STEPHEN.

Ogweno Stephen, Founder and Chief Executive Officer Stowelink Inc.

 author of 3 books, a One Young World ambassador and a Dalai Lama and YALI Fellow

OGWENO STEPHEN, is a Population Health expert and the founder and CEO of Stowelink Inc., a youth led organization whose primary ethos is make information on non-communicable diseases available to all at all times and in relevant formats. As a global advocate for non-communicable diseases, Ogweno Stephen has been recognized time and again as a leading voice in innovation and in the development of successful programmes and projects that are centered on NCDS literacy. Through his work with Stowelink he has received both local and global recognition with one of the highlights being, presenting at Windsor Castle in the United Kingdom in 2018.

Besides his vast experience in health, he is also a serial entrepreneur who has founded and co-founded other ventures including the Kreative Hub and Info4food. As a seasoned speaker, his experience in business, leadership innovation has become the centerpiece of his trainings for young people and he prides himself in being able to mentor young people to develop successful startups. Ogweno Stephen is also the author of The Drug Free Youth, The Mental Health Matters Anthology and Practical Skills For Entrepreneurial Success and at 24 years Ogweno Stephen continues to inspire action pivoting on Maya Angelou’s words: “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”

HARRIZON AYALLO

Harrison Ayallo, Chief Operations Officer

A Population Health Expert.

Harrizon Ayallo is a graduate Kenyatta University with a BSC. Population health. He is also a passionate youth leader who is visionary and committed. He has served at various leadership positions right from primary to university level and also even at the county level. His passion for leadership led him to work at Stowelink’s Chief Operations Officer, managing day to day activities at Stowelink. When he is not actively engaged in leadership, he is a youth mentor, a coach and a football player. He is guided by the inspiration from Maya Angelou, like dust, ill rise.

ODUOR KEVIN-

Oduor Kevin, Chief Programmes Officer At Stowelink Inc.

And A YALI Fellow

Oduor Kevin has vast experience in the health care industry currently serving as the Chief Programs Officer at Stowelink, a youth led organization with the single most focus on addressing the burden of Non-Communicable Diseases using disruptive approaches. For two years now, he has led various programs that are steered towards tackling Non Communicable Diseases in Kenya. Oduor Kevin is also a Co-founder of the famous INFO4FOOD, a social enterprise that uses low technology(dryer) to preserve food through drying hence contributing to zero hunger (SDG 2). In the recent past, he served as the national committee member for Kitu Ni Kukachora project hosted by Population services Kenya (PSKenya) where he steered Sexual Reproductive Health services(SRH). Oduor Kevin, in the recent past also, served as Kenyatta University Millennium Campus Director and was responsible for coordinating several projects that are steered towards realizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

To top up his leadership acumen, Oduor Kevin defied all odds to join the coveted Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI), an initiative by former president of the US, Barack Obama. After the training, He founded Beyond YALI Initiative-an Initiative that mentors other youths on leadership. Besides professional engagements, he devotes his time into mentorship and choir training at his local church. He is also a budding entrepreneur and has founded a consultancy known as Controller of Portals Consulting LTD, dealing in tax issues and graphic designs.  Oduor Kevin believes that the world is endowed with endless possibilities and that impossibility is a word that belongs to the lazy and busybodies.

ONGOLA OTIENO

Collins Ongola , Chief Financial Officer.

Ongola Otieno C.F. is the Chief Finance Officer of Stowelink. Inc. in charge of resource mobilization, financial accountability, and projection at the company. Ongola graduated from Kenyatta University with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Health and is also a certified HIV Testing Services provider. He is not only a philosopher but also a public health enthusiast and author of articles in health and philosophy. Ongola believes in equity, transparency and most of all the application of common sense. Ongola founded the ONG Enterprises, a multi-business corporation that harbors an array of youth talents. Ongola does poetry during free time but most importantly, he is a super fun of Manchester United and lover of Classical Music. Good luck is part of every success story. However, the odds of landing good luck is dependent on your hard work. Maybe that’s why I watched GAME OF THRONES to the end.

NAILA CHEBET-

Naila Chebet, External Communications and Relations Officer at Stowelink

and A YALI Fellow.

The External and Communications Director of Stowelink is Naila. She is a passionate young woman especially in the area of self-development, volunteering and social impact particularly in the community. Moreover, she is also zealous about mental health issues in the society and plans to one day establish an initiative that would help address such issues.

She is currently finishing up her undergraduate studies in Kenyatta University. Naila is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Population Health. She has taken various leadership and community impact courses such as the Ascent Leadership, Millennium Fellowship by the UN impact and MCN, and is currently in the Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) program.