Working across 6 different countries our surgical team represents the backbone of our pediatric program. They are involved in training new pediatric surgeons and also providing direct, transformative surgeries for children in need.
Dr. Ken Muma
Ken is an accomplished surgeon who currently leads our pediatric training program in Kenya.
Dr. Frehun Ayele
Frehun is a graduate of our pediatrics program and continues to practice and train new surgeons in his home country of Ethiopia.
Dr. Heuric Rakotomalala
Our first graduate of our pediatrics program, Heuric now serves in his home country of Madagascar.
Dr. Martin Situma
Martin is a talented surgeon with a passion for serving children. He began the work of BethanyKids in Uganda in 2014.
Dr. Aiah Lebbie
Aiah is a graduate of our pediatrics program becoming the first formally trained pediatric surgeon in Sierra Leone, where he now practices.
Dr. George Ngock
George leads our surgical work in Cameroon, one of the most recent countries BethanyKids has begun its work.
Kenyan Rehab Team
Part of providing quality pediatric care is ensuring children have holistic and long term support. That is why our rehabilitation program in Kenya continues to grow and develop including physiotherapy and occupational therapy programs, a mobile clinic and our ever growing assistive technology program.
Carol oversees our rehabilitaion work at the Joytown Schools serving up to 350 students with a range of disabilities.
Jane directs our mobile clinic team which serves across the country of Kenya. Read more about the program here.
Luke provides rehabilitation at our Kijabe Hospital site but also participates in our mobile clinics and provides mentorship to our rehab teams.
Joab oversees our growing assistive technology team providing, among other things, quality wheelchairs around the country.
Our resource team serves across 9 countries including our 6 program countries. Despite multiple languages, cultures and timezones our team works hard to collaborate remotely ensuring we offer the utmost in care to the children we serve, the families whose lives are transformed and the surgical trainees whose skills are honed.
Having lived in the Middle East since 2012 Peter now gives oversight to our international operations.
Director of Kenya
David grew up in Kenya and has been with BethanyKids for 15 years. He now oversees all of our work across Kenya.
Dr. Dan Poenaru
Clinical & Training Programs
Dan helped develop our pediatric training program in Kenya. He now helps support our work across 6 countries.
Malcolm has worked with charities for decades and now helps oversee our finance team.
Terri has a heart of gold and helps keep in touch with our donors across North America.
Alison is a teacher and a storyteller and helps BethanyKids share its story with the world.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Since BethanyKids is made up of separate legal entities working together in the USA, Canada and the UK, we have three national Boards of Directors. In addition, we have an International Board made up of representatives from the three national Boards. These boards are made up of people who are leaders in their own fields and who voluntarily serve as sources of inspiration, guidance and wisdom for BethanyKids.
Canada Board of Directors
Kris Riseling, Board Chair
Bob Kallonen, MBA
Dan Poenaru, PhD, MD
Brendan Browne, PhD
‘Deola Sanwoolo, M.Sc.
USA Board of Directors
Mike Delorenzo, Board Chair
Jim Taubits, Treasurer
Cythina M. Gregg, MD
Fred Rescorla, MD
Justus Mwiti Marete, MPA
UK Board of Directors
Peter Smith, Board Chair
Ivan Stewart, MD
David Killingray, PhD