AMWIK 2019-2021 BOARD MEMBERS
Dr. Dorothy Njoroge (Chairperson)
Serving her second term, Dr. Njoroge is an assistant Professor of Journalism at the United States International University USIU-Africa. She holds a Ph.D. in Mass Communication/Media Studies from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, USA.
She has extensive experience teaching in the Corporate Communication and Journalism fields in several universities including USIU- Africa, Culver-Stockon College in the U.S., St. Augustine’s University in Tanzania, and Daystar University in Kenya. Dr. Njoroge has also worked as a communications and development coordinator in the NGO industry.
Dr. Jane Thuo (Vice Chairperson)
Dr. Thuo is a Senior Lecturer at University of Nairobi, School of Journalism & Mass Communication (SOJMC). She holds a Ph.D in Communication and Information Studies from the University of Nairobi.
The once former Executive Director at AMWIK, Dr. Thuo is vastly experienced in Communication and public relations management, Programme management, Stakeholder Management, Media relations, fundraising and offers her leadership skills in several boards.
Florence Gichoya (Treasurer)
Ms. Gichoya is a communications specialist with eight years’ working experience in various organizations in Kenya and Zambia. Her passion is to make a difference in the society by communicating effectively through various platforms like writing, photography, research, public speaking and youth mentorship. She holds a Master’s Degree in Diplomacy from the University of Nairobi.
Marceline Nyambala- Secretary to the Board and Executive Director
Ms. Nyambala is currently the Executive Director of the Association of Media Women in Kenya. She is a resourceful team leader and a key asset to the Media and Gender sector with strong leadership qualities. She has over 15 years work experience gained in Journalism, Gender, Project management and Communications.
A former Correspondent with the East African Standard newspapers, she holds a Master’s Degree in Communication from the University of Nairobi. Ms. Nyambala has extensive experience in the media industry lending this experience in leading AMWIK as the team leader.
Cylia Kathambi (Board Member)
Ms. Kathambi is a Communication enthusiast with over 15 years’ experience in brand management, public and media relations and project management. She is very passionate at what she does and this had led her to be involved in a myriad of brand communication, advocacy and marketing strategies from design to implementation stage. She is the lead consultant in a team of dedicated, innovative and experienced individuals with different skill sets at EKAR Communications agency. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Communication & Public Relations from Moi University.
A Communications Consultant, Ms. Mwende is passionate about Africa’s development through thought leadership and inclusion. She has more than seven years’ experience in media and communication development, gender, youth, children and project management. She has knowledge of developmental, political, social and economic terrain in Kenya and Africa. Yvonne has a commendable track record in Writing, Strategic Communication, Advocacy, and Knowledge Management and has actively engaged in influencing women’s socio-political gains in Kenya. She promotes development issues through writing opeds, facilitating in-depth discussions and providing leadership on projects.
She is an alumni of the African Women’s Leadership and Mentoring Initiative (AWLMI) by Urgent Action Fund- Africa in collaboration with Coady International Institute.