Born and raised in Kenya, Liz recently moved to the Denver area from Naples, Florida after living there for 15 years. She has worked in the nonprofit sector for eight years and is a Staff Accountant at the Colorado Nonprofit Development Center. She enjoys volunteering and working with organizations that strive to create positive changes in their communities.
Sarah is the Program Director for the CAN’d Aid Foundation. Prior to that, she was the Digital Outreach Manager for the Lambi Fund of Haiti. She has her M.A. in International Development from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver and is passionate about creating just economic opportunities as a means for change. Sarah has skills in grassroots sustainable program development, communications, marketing, community outreach, social media, youth engagement, and is proficient in Spanish.
Mika was born in Miragoâne, Haiti. She is a college student at Metropolitan State University, majoring in Integrative Healthcare Therapies. She has a special interest in women’s empowerment in developing countries. She is an advocate for youth leadership and innovative social enterprise.
Joel Onditi is an IT entrepreneur with a passion for non-profit work. He also serves as the President of the Kenyan Community in Colorado (KCC), an organization that brings together all Kenyans living in Colorado. Mr. Onditi runs Pathways International LLC, a technology company with offices in Colorado and in Nairobi, Kenya. Because he frequently travels between Denver and Nairobi, he also connects nonprofit initiatives in Colorado with projects in Kenya.
Njoki Njehû is a founder & executive director of Daughters of Mumbi Global Resource Center, a Nairobi-based organization that does both policy analysis and grassroots community development work with a major focus on food sovereignty and gender rights. She previously served as Director of the 50 Years Is Enough: U.S. Network for Global Economic Justice and prior to that she was with Greenpeace International. She is a founding member of the International Council of the World Social Forum and the African Social Forum Council. She is also a founding member of the Steering Committee of the Kenya Gender Festival. Ms. Njehû received a B.A. in Third World Studies from William Smith College (Geneva, NY) and studied for a Masters of Professional Studies in Communications from Cornell University (Ithaca, NY).