Our Board Members

Annegrete Krings
Annegrete KringsAnnegrete Krings is a person with the heart on the right place. Her interests are many. To mention a few: Animal rights, human rights, ecology, re-cycling, green energy, environment and charity in the shape of help to self-help. She believes we all come from the same heart. She believes in the power of humans and Earth. Her motto is 'Remember Reality'.

Since childhood she has always felt connected to Africa and had an unfulfilled need to help the children in a worse situation than her self. 

Her work has always been to serve and help people in one or the other way. She has HighSchool exam in Danish, English, Psycology and Society. She is thoroughly trained in School of life and hard knocks. She understands and sense people and life around her.Annegrete has 3 grown up children. She is on an early retirement and will spend a big part of her future on the African continent, working with MediShare Africa in the eastern parts of Kenya.

 

John Gunter jr

John Gunter jr

John Gunter jr, born in Rochester, NY, in 1970, has been involved in community services for over a decade now. His interests and contributions are many and varied as he hopes /endeavors “to make the world a better place” for his family and society, in general. 

With a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, he has been interested, involved and invested in the following organizations: 

-Co-Founder of MPression Entertainment - to provide “family-safe” entertainment for all;

-Partner in AdVator- to provide clean ads in elevators;

-Vice President of The Clean Services Foundation-to eliminate pornography;

-BeLeaF- to provide advocacy for the special needs community;

-Executive Coordinator/Educator - Citizens for Families- to eliminate information harmful to children;

-Board member- Medishare Africa-to to date;

-VP Channel Partners- TIVUS –to provide to date.

John has been involved on a state level in pursuing child safety regulations. He has worked with Governor Gary Herbert in successfully achieving a Utah Child-Safe Community Standard Declaration; he has also been involved in the same area at a city and community level.Other voluntary organizations include: the Utah PTA Leadership Convention; Brigham Young University Symposium; Utah Women’s Conference; Family Watch International; Utah Valley University Economic Summit; Republican Caucus@ Woods Cross High School and the Community for Decency.

John has also been a presenter at the Exchange Club Bountiful; Alpine City “Family First Night”; American Fork High School Council; American Fork Library; Good Things Utah television show; City Council Meeting; Fraternal Order of Police and has attended 15 personnel meetings with Governor Herbert.As a busy father of four and an avid sportsman, John enjoys basketball, softball, racquetball, cycling and running. However, time spent with his children, volunteer work and church service continue to remain his priority.

 

 

Linet Mairura

Linet MairuraSelf motivated when I succeed, persuasive, convincing, nice treatment, fluidness conversational, proactive, and excellent with open public relationship, expert in computational experience skills, willing and ready to work and serve under any given circumstance or situation presented to me.I enjoy keeping myself busy and put extra effort in my tasks. I enjoy working with others and able to work unsupervised. I have excellent communication skills and interactive techniques. I am reliable, I strive to always keep a positive attitude and have the ability to learn quickly.

As my basic functions I consider to have in me cultural team work as quality and culture on productivity, domain of techniques and strategies aimed at achieving the organizational goals and meeting the humanitarian needs as they arise since serving and not being served is my passion.

A Kenyan citizen and a holder of the Bachelor of Commerce ( Accounting) Option from KCA University-Nairobi, CPA Finalist and currently pursuing my Masters of Business Administration at the  University of Nairobi . I also hold a certificate in HIV/AIDS & VCT management.
She is also a Board Member and Secretary to the Board of Management of the Mikuyuni Valley Academy in Mutito District in Kitui County in Kenya.


Thomas Kilonzi

Thomas KilonzoThomas was in the education sector between 2001 and 2006 rising to the level of Branch Manager of Zetech Group Colleges. He was among founding staff of Zetech College. He later joined the Kenya High Commission Dares Salaam, Tanzania as an expatriate in charge Information Communication Technology.

He has also worked with national and international Non-Governmental Organizations. He has been involved in charitable work for over six years. He has also been involved in research with wealthy experience in several industries or sectors. He has been engaged in consultancy work in Kenya.

Recently he was working with The Kalonzo Musyoka Foundation as the Executive Director as from 2009 to 2012. He successfully initiated several projects under the Foundation to create employment for the youth in Kenya. He has wealth of ICT and management experience both locally and internationally.

He is the Founder of Athiani FM a project he initiated in the year 2009 and came to its maturity in the 2012. This is one of the projects that have created employment for the youth in the country. Athiani FM is the leading and the fast growing radio station with a mix of its kind which is listened in the country and in the Diaspora. It the radio with an agenda to retrace the roots of Kamba community and bring back those treasured cultural experiences and also has a blend of programs that promote other experiences across the country.

He looks forward to energizing the Medishare Africa team to transform lives. He believes the sky is not the limit there is something beyond the sky.
He is the Founder & Director and also a Board Member of the Mikuyuni Valley Academy in Mutito District in Kitui County in Kenya.

 

Benjamin Musunza

Benjamin MusunzaBenjamin Musunza is a co-founder of Medishare Africa and has diverse interest in community development and charity work having worked in different capacities to develop and implement different community projects in different organizations to include the Kalonzo Musyoka Foundation and Innovation in community development agency over the past several years a factor that inspired him to join with like-minded people to form Medishare Africa to spearhead the initiation and accomplishment of projects that are geared towards improving the lives of the less fortunate in the society.

He is a graduate of the Kenya Methodist University with a Bachelor of Business Administration Human Resource Management.
He is also a Board Member and Project Officer to the Board of Management of the Mikuyuni Valley Academy in Mutito District in Kitui County in Kenya.

 

 

Lewinsky Kilonzi

Lewinsky KilonziLewinsky Kilonzi is the Secretary of Medishare Africa.She is a highly motivated, enthusiastic, keen and dependable with the desire to continually help the less fortunate in the society to enable them meet their daily requirements that are necessary for day to day living. She has a desire to provide a conducive and friendly environment though her skills and knowledge to exploit opportunities that are locally available to improve and sustain the less fortunate’s living standards hence giving a hand to the less fortunate.

She has diverse knowledge in shipping, Liner trade and port agency from Bandari College and loves socializing, reading novels and travelling. 

 

Caroline Ngui

Caroline Ngui Caroline Ngui is a Treasure of Medishare Africa. She has a lot of experience in Community Development. She has worked with several charity organization. She has a bachelor of Education and a certificate of Project planing. She is self driven and that is why she joined Medishare Africa with the aim of helping marginalized communities in Africa.

 

 

 

 


Corina

Corina Corina is originally from Venezuela and has been living in the United States since 1994; she is married and has two children. Corina has a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology and has worked extensively in the corporate world, leading project teams and implementing large scale process and redesign efforts. She is involved philanthropically, sponsoring children, supporting organizations, and learning about the political climates in the various regions so as to better make an impact. This has instilled in her a passion for the inequalities that are present throughout the globe, especially regarding the water crises. For the last year Corina has been working to establish Watering Earth, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing water and sanitation solutions to countries in Africa and Latin America.

 


Roles and Responsibilities of Medishare Africa Advisory Board Members

1. Purpose

The purpose of the MA Advisory Board (MAAB) is to provide strategic advice to the President and Board of Trustees on the full range of MA activities undertaken to achieve the Organization's mandate.  MAAB members may also be asked to provide advice to MA's Executive Management and Governing Council, through the President and Chairman.

2. Appointment

MAAB members are appointed by Governing Council, on the advice of its Nominating and Governance Committee, in consultation with the Executive Director and President or Chairman Board of Trustees.  Members shall be invited to serve initial terms of up to three years and may be reappointed for a second term of up to three years for a maximum of six consecutive years of service.

3. MAAB Member Expectations: Role

Advice

  1. Provides advice to the President and MA Board of Trustees in the development and implementation of the MA's Strategic Plan, annual activity plans and strategic initiative budget. The Board's focus is on broad research, policy and program issues and not the detailed management and operations of the MA;
  2. Provides advice to guide regular performance measurement and evaluation activities of the MA in meeting the objectives outlined in the MA's strategic plan as well as those of MA, and addressing relevant international review panel recommendations;
  3. Works collaboratively with the President to apply an ethical framework to all MA activities;
  4. The Ethics Designate, appointed by the President and the MAAB Chair  will ensure that the President and the MAAB Chair receive the best possible advice on ethics matters;

 

Stakeholder Relations and Communications

  1. Acts as a key link between the MA and stakeholder communities by engaging researchers, policy makers, partners, stakeholders with an interest in  good NGO research and management, the public to work together to build an integrated, innovative, interdisciplinary organization that is responsive to Kenyan community needs, research and knowledge opportunities;
  2. Facilitates interactions and communication between the MA and the broader community of researchers, non-governmental organizations and provincial and territorial ministries and regional authorities;
  3. Is a source of informed insight from the public, private or non-profit sectors, including the research community and NGOs’ practitioners, introducing knowledge, expertise, creativity, and innovation to MA discussions and activities;

Understanding and Promotion of Medishare Africa

  1. Understands the Board's key responsibilities and policies, the MA's strategic priorities;
  2. Champions NGO’s mandate that is interdisciplinary and crosses the full range of management, planning and resource mobilization and management.

Active Contribution to MA

  1. May serve on cross-MA or Ad hoc committees, working groups, and peer review panels, as well as MAAB Subcommittees and taskforces to further the work of the MA.

4. MAAB Member Expectations: Participation, Contribution and Accountability

  1. Attends board meetings on a regular basis and prepares in advance of meeting;
  2. Contributes to the Board's perspective and wisdom by sharing knowledge and experience;
  3. Participates in the appointment of an MAAB Vice-Chair, who assumes the role of Chair when the Chair is in conflict of interest or is absent;
  4. Listens and considers the opinions of others;
  5. Treats Board matters confidentially;
  6. Participates on Board committees, subgroups or task forces;
  7. Is an ambassador and representative of the MA;
  8. Recommends qualified individuals to assist with MA's activities (peer review, speakers, etc.).

5. MAAB Member Expectations:  Conflict of Interest

  1. Submits annually, and in writing, a disclosure of potential conflicts of interest form that includes an acknowledgement of, and undertaking to comply with, the Conflict of Interest and Confidentiality Policy (CCIP) and MA's Code of Conduct.
  2. Declares conflict of interest as required at the start of each advisory board meeting.

6. Time Requirement and Meeting Procedures

  1. Meetings are held at least two to three times annually at the call of the Chair, following consultation with the Executive Director;
  2. MAAB’s meetings will generally operate through an agreed upon consensus decision-making process.
  3. Meetings are chaired by the MAAB Chair, assisted by a Vice-Chair and supported by the Executive Director, Assistant Director and other staff (as required). Other guests will be present, as needed and appropriate;
  4. Prior to, or during, the formal portion of the meeting, the Chair or Executive Director and/or members of the MAAB may request an in-camera session.

7. Compensation

  1. MAAB members serve in a volunteer capacity.

Attachment

Competency Profile

Competency-based Profile for MA Advisory Board Members

Demographics Profile

  • Gender
  • Language
  • Cultural diversity
  • Provincial representation
  • Organization (e.g. university, research institute, hospital, NGO)
  • Career Stage

Sector

  • Research
  • Public Policy
  • Health Care Delivery
  • Communications
  • Education
  • Ethics
  • Knowledge Translation
  • Patient/Health Care User
  • Voluntary Sector/NGOs
  • Industry/Business
  • Government (federal, provincial, municipal)

Skills/Experience

  • Demonstrated leadership in various sectors
  • Served on one or more boards of complex organizations
  • Strategic decision making experience
  • Analytical skills
  • Informed judgment
  • Risk identification
  • Evaluation

Personal attributes/competencies

  • Integrity and accountability
  • Visionary
  • Demonstrated leadership
  • Strategic thinker with high level advice
  • Innovator
  • High ethical standards
  • Abilities and linkages with the public, private and voluntary sectors

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