Board of Directors
Jennifer Musick Wright, President
Jennifer graduated from Wagner College in New York City with a BA in International Affairs and French Studies. In addition to her volunteer trips to Zimbabwe and Kenya, she also spent a semester abroad in Senegal where she studied development and completed a six-week internship at a Catholic orphanage for babies. Her work with the Foundation brings the HEAL home closer to fruition.
Andrew Taylor, Treasurer
Andrew has an undergraduate degree in Economics and Master’s degrees in Economics and Development Studies; he also plans to continue his graduate studies. He is currently teaching English at an academy in the Seoul metro area, and previously worked in international investment consulting in Darien, CT. He met Jennifer and other board members while volunteering at the Nairobi Children’s Home.
Christina Lamb, Secretary
Christina is a doctoral candidate in Toxicology at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree from Wagner College in 2008. She has traveled throughout Kenya, Bangladesh, and Guatemala, and is currently conducting research in environmental sciences and public health. Christina is deeply committed to the mission of HEAL and shares her scientific expertise with the HEAL home.
Gillian is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in International Development with a concentration in Community Health from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. In addition to her studies, Gillian works for the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), a private voluntary, global humanitarian organization based in Silver Spring, MD. Gillian first traveled to Africa in 2002, visiting orphanages, schools, and hospitals. Her passion for the region and for the children has only grown since then. Gillian is dedicated to improving the prospects for development and prosperity. Gillian has committed her passions and energy to HEAL.
Barnabas Nganga, Director of Kenyan Operations
Barnabas is a Bachelor of Science and Mathematics from The Catholic University of Eastern Africa. He is a qualified professional in Oracle databases, GIS, networks, distributed systems and vehicle diagnostic systems, and has a certificate in Tachometer analysis systems and car log systems. He has worked in various non-governmental organizations as an Operations Manager and a Systems Analyst. Most the work in these organizations was in a GIS environment.
Janerose Kabuiya, Director of Orphanage Development
Jane has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Ministry. She achieved first class honors and attended Scoula di Lingua Meditteraneo College in Italy. Jane did a higher diploma in Community Development and Project Management at the Development Institute of Africa in Nairobi. She has worked in Rumbek, Sudan as the director of a girl’s boarding hostel and on a women’s project in Marial-lou, Sudan. She taught at the Nakasero School and worked at Mulago Hospital in Uganda. She also initiated the Kariobangi women’s promotion project in Nairobi, Kenya. She worked for a non- governmental organization, the VSF-Belgium in Sudan, for three years as a Community Development and Gender Officer. She is currently working as a volunteer with Voluntary Services Oversees (VSO) in Cambodia as the National Community Advisor in the Ministry of Education Youths and Sport.