Our Staff

Dr. Zipporah Ali (Zippy)

Executive Director

Dr. Zipporah Ali (Zippy) is the Executive Director of Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Association (KEHPCA). She previously worked as the Senior Medical Officer for Nairobi Hospice for 16 years. She has Maters Degrees in Public Health (University of Nairobi) and Palliative Care (University of Dundee)
Zippy is involved in advocacy and awareness on pain relief and palliative care in Kenya and globally. In her leadership role as the Executive Director for KEHPCA, she has been instrumental in fostering strong relationships with the Ministry of Health to integrate palliative care into government hospitals.

David Kioko Musyoki

Advocacy Officer (KEHPCA)

David is serving as the Advocacy Officer in KEHPCA since October 2007.

He is an experienced health care professional with extensive experience in palliative care, program design and management; leadership and organizational sustainability. He has skills in basic financial management; HIV/AIDS care and treatment; curriculum development; training; health care professionals skills development and mentorship, design and implementation of community health programs; monitoring and evaluation; documentation and sharing of best practices; continuous quality

Josephine Muya

Administrative Assistant

Josephine’s experience is in Administration after obtaining her degree from Kenya Methodist University. She majored in Human Resource Management, but her focus is in Administration. Over the years she has worked as an administrative Assistant at Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Association.
Josephine is passionate about her work which cuts across all departments within KEHPCA, providing logistical and administrative support within the organization.

Dr. Asaph Kinyanjui

Director of Programs

Dr. Asaph holds a Master`s degree in Management and Leadership (MML) from The Management University of Africa and bachelor`s degree in Medicine and Surgery (MBChB) from University of Nairobi. He has over 10 years experience in medical field both in clinical and program field, which has enabled him develop strong expertise in the following areas; capacity building, advocacy, resource mobilization, project management, budget making, strategy formulation, leadership, data management, monitoring evaluation & learning, External relations, organization risk management and research.

Dr. Esther Muinga

Coordinator for Pain Relief and Palliative Care

Dr. Muinga is a medical officer in the Ministry of Health (MOH) who serves as the full-time Coordinator for Pain Relief and Palliative Care; she is seconded by the MOH to KEHPCA. She is currently supporting the MOH and KEHPCA to integrate palliative care services in county hospitals in Kenya, working to improve the availability of essential pain medicines including oral morphine solution, scale-up clinical training, update policies, and integrate palliative care with technical support from the Treat the Pain team.

Matthew Pius

Support Staff

Matthew joined KEHPCA in February 2020 to serve as the organization’s Support Staff. He oversees office housekeeping and is the organization’s driver. He drives staff to various parts of the country for work related activities, tasks that have proved him a go-getter. His other roles include filing, running errands and payment of bills.
Matthew holds a certificate in House Keeping from Mumbuni Technical Training Institute and a Certificate in Pastoral Studies from Around The Global Deliverance Ministries. He has a passion for children and the elderly. He plans to further his studies in Logistics and Fleet Management.

Miriam Igobwa

Finance/ Administrative Manager

Miriam holds the Finance/Admin docket, a position that is responsible for financial and grants management, human resources, and overall office management. She is an accountant with a background in Public Policy and Administration. Miriam has a solid experience in finance having worked in both Corporate and NGO set ups. With over 20 years of service, she brings along efficiency and value for money in resource management without losing a sense of responsibility to the community she serve.

Howard Kinyua

Communications Officer

Howard Kinyua is a Communications Officer at Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Association (KEHPCA). He supports the implementation of KEHPCA’s internal and external communication strategy in order to generate a consistent, compelling suite of communication products so as to engage diverse audiences with KEHPCA and with palliative care as a discipline.
Before assuming his current role, Howard worked with international and local NGOs and government departments in designing and implementing Public Relations and Communication Strategies.