Meet our staff

Dr. Winnie Kiiru Executive Director
Dr. Winnie leads the management team and oversees the institution.

Nelly Palmeris Chief Operations Officer
Nelly is in charge of all operations at Mpala.

Beatrice Wanjohi Human Resources and Administration Manager
Beatrice manages all employee affairs and if any difficulties with an administrator, research assistant, or peer should arise she can help manage them as well.

Anthony (Tony) Maina Chief Accountant
Tony handles the billing and can be contacted regarding issues of payment.

Cosmas Nzomo Logistics Manager
Cosmas manages a wide range of logistics concerning housing, transportation, visitors, and much more.

Thomas Koitimet Security Manager
Thomas ensures the security of the entire 48,000 acres of Mpala as well as the surrounding area. Any security concerns should be directed to him.

Joseph Irura IT Manager
Joseph maintains our technology and is also the MpalaLive! lead.

Juilus Nakolonyo Head of Research Centre Security
Julius is the eyes and ears of Mpala and can arrange for a security guard to accompany you to the field.

Sheila Njoroge Guest Relations Officer
Sheila supports logistics and handles guest affairs.

Fardosa Hassan Outreach Officer
Fardosa is the liaison between Mpala and surrounding local communities.

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