Our Team

Board of Directors

EMKF is governed by a Board that provides guidance and leadership on policy, strategy and approval of projects. The day to day affairs of the Foundation are managed and coordinated by a management team lead by the Executive Director who also serves as the Secretary to the Board.

Joseph Sunday


A visionary architect of holistic communications strategies, Joseph brings an unparalleled 360-degree perspective to the boardroom, fortified by a distinguished trajectory in corporate communications and adept management of reputation risks across the trinity of sectors – Private, Public, and Development.

Dr Maurice Maina


Dr. Maina is an expert in the art of strategic stakeholder engagement, skillfully nurturing relationships with respected institutions such as the Ministry of Health, Government representatives, partnering organizations, both local and global NGOs, and sponsors of various projects

Saoyo T. Griffith


With a decade of unwavering commitment, Ms. Saoyo is a prominent legal luminary. Her indelible mark is evident in her instrumental role in shaping international and national health policies, her rigorous legal research endeavors, and her dynamic leadership in propelling Public Interest Litigation to new heights.

Carol Warui


Carol brings a wealth of expertise in Brand Public Relations, a domain she has meticulously crafted over nearly a decade within the same industry. Her strategic acumen and visionary communication insights give her a distinctive edge, setting the stage for brands to soar to unparalleled success. 

Dr Benjamin Wachira

Founder/Executive Director

Dr. Benjamin W. Wachira is a distinguished Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, marked by an unwavering commitment to elevating emergency care standards in Kenya. As the Founder and Executive Director of the Emergency Medicine Kenya Foundation, he is a catalyst behind policies that have tangibly enhanced emergency care services in Kenya.


Our dedicated team of local professionals bring an informed perspective to strengthening emergency medical care in Kenya from knowledge and expertise gathered from working both locally and internationally and combining their talents and tenacity, insights and intuitions, creativity and practicality. We work alongside national and county governments and stakeholders to find local tailor-made efficient, and effective emergency medical care solutions to save lives in Kenya.

Dr Phillipa Mutua

Chief Operating Officer

Emily Nyagaki

Director of Programs

Lilian Oranga

Director of Finance

Team Leaders

Edna Nyawira

County Champions

Eric Waruingi

Emergency Medicine Kenya Foundation