Ms. Deborah Olwal-Modi
Is the National General Secretary of YWCA Kenya and serves as the Secretary to the YWCA National Board. Ms. Olwal holds a Master of Science in Development Management, Masters in Public Health and a Bachelor of Education (Arts). With over 20 years’ experience working with NGOs, she has previously served in several Boards and Steering Committees with numerous successful projects in her portfolio.
Deborah has extensive experience in leadership, strategy execution and sound people management skills. Her current focus is to lead YWCA Kenya in achieving the strategic plan 2019-2023 which is dubbed the “turnaround strategy”, aimed at doing things differently to achieve better results in a rapidly changing environment.
Ms. Roselyne Nelima Pepela
Is currently the Head of Programs and the Deputy National General Secretary of YWCA Kenya. She holds a Masters in Community Development and project management from Egerton University and a degree in Linguistics and Media Studies from Moi University. With over 15 years of experience, Roselyne is currently responsible for providing policy, strategic direction and coordinating all programs at YWCA Kenya.
Prior to joining YWCA, she was the country director for a youth empowerment program supported by the USA Embassy. She has also previously worked as the Capacity Building Specialist in the Program for Agriculture and Livelihoods in Kenya and Innovations for Poverty Action.