Amsha Africa Foundation is an all volunteer organization.

Directors and senior staff volunteer their time and expertise because they believe in the charitable cause of the organization.

Below are the profiles of our dedicated and cherished staff.

Agneta Mkangoma - Director Agneta Mkangoma

Agneta is a director with AAF. She brings to AAF years of experience having worked within the Kenyan Government for 30+ years.

She has extensive knowledge of sustainable community development programs, provincial administration, and working with other non profit organizations and government departments.

Agneta is involved with numerous community development programs in Kenya and helps AAF with crafting out policies for it's operations with communities and governments

Katie Burke - Director Katie Burke

Katie Burke is a family law attorney and creative nonfiction writer, who lives and works in San Francisco. After earning her Master of Counseling degree from Arizona State University in 1999, she attended the University of San Francisco School of Law, graduating with her J.D. and passing the California State Bar in 2002.

Ms. Burke has since practiced in San Francisco family law firms, owned a solo family law practice in San Francisco, and represented children in their parents' custody and visitation disputes, through the San Francisco Family Law Court minor's counsel panel.

Katie's passions for writing and child development have taken her to Africa, to work with Kenyan children, and South African children and teens, on writing and sharing their personal stories.

Katie has published various articles, essays, and letters in various publications, including The L.A. Times, Trial Insider, The Journal of Law and Social Challenges, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Fairfield Citizen-News, and The Street Spirit. She has read her essays on KQED's "Perspectives" radio program.

leonie bioLeonie Williams

Leonie is a seasoned strategic influencer and storyteller gifted with the ability to easily map complex solutions and create connections and alliances. She thrives within ambiguity; creatively taking ideas, designing a plan, and driving to execution. She is known for helping others see the big picture through prioritizing and developing a targeted vision; intertwining technology, business, and the user experience, while tapping into their strengths and igniting their passions. She has an extensive background in Business and technology management, diversity equity, inclusion and accessibility, program management and partnerships alliance.
She holds a double major in Business finance and supply chain logistics management from Portland state university and a Masters of Business Administration from George Fox University.

Janet Shali - Director

Janet Shali

Janet is a director with AAF and is responsible for it's operations in Africa. Janet has extensive experience in business administration and is a graduate of Kenya Methodist University in Nairobi, Kenya.

Janet an active member of a number of trusts and NGO's in Africa.

Kimberly Tucker - PR Kimberly Tucker

Kim is AAF's PR face in North America. She has been with AAF since October 2008 and is responsible for public relations, especially in the social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, etc. She also contributes to writing and reviewing AAF proposals.

Kim is also a corporate lawyer and is based in Houston, Texas.

Auldridge Chibbwalu Auldridge Chibbwalu

Auldridge is AAF’s Country Representative in Livingstone, Zambia. He is in charge of community projects and activities for AAF and is involved in the strategic planning, implementing, and management of AAF's overall activities in Zambia.

Auldridge has wide experience in community based projects ranging from Socio-economic, Health, Sanitation, Environmental, Youth and Intercultural projects and activities. He has great understanding and passion for community work that is directly impacting the impoverished communities in Livingstone and beyond.

Auldridge has trained in various community related studies in Agricultural Cooperative Development, Community Mobilization, HIV/AIDS Management, Project Management, Psychosocial Counseling, Trainer of Trainers in Life Skills, Travel and Tourism, Organic Farming, Systematic Theology, Youth Work, and other community development studies.

Edward Mwakimu Edward Mwakimu

Eddy is AAF's Program Director and contributes to the WASH program. He holds a Master's degree in Public Health from the University of Liverpool - UK with a focus in international and public health research.

Eddy has vast knowledge and experience in the public health field and has done extensive work including publications in the field of Epidemiology and Public Health. Most recently, he published a study highlighting the effects of certain treatment and management practices of diabetes on the quality of lifestyle achieved by different demographics in Texas, which if implemented, may in turn help improve the health of diabetics significantly

Eddy is affiliated with the American Society for Microbiologists, American Public Health Association, and serves as Board member for Laibon USA Alumni - A high school alumni association involved in rebuilding and improving the standards of education in Kenya.

Robert Mwakio Robert Mwakio

Robert is based in Nairobi, Kenya. He is AAF's Project Manager in East Africa. He is responsible for developing and maintaining detailed project schedules which includes administrative tasks and all sites involved in the project. Robert is also tasked to monitor field work, including contract work, to ensure compliance with company standards, procedures, specifications and codes.

Tony Abuta - Exec. Director Tony Abuta

Tony is the founder and Executive Director of Amsha Africa Foundation. He is a native of Kenya and has travelled extensively around the world.

Tony is a professional engineer, and has worked with some of the largest technology companies in the world. He is also an investor and a member of the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) in the U.S.

Tony is an active volunteer in a number non profit organizations such as the Junior Achievement, Humane Society, JDRF, Habitat for Humanity, ARC, etc. Tony is passionate and a strong advocate for diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in workplaces and schools.

Tony was the featured Alumni by his alma mater's magazine. His work with the foundation gave him the opportunity to meet and influence former U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and other high ranking dignitaries from around the world.

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