Harambee Arts Staff

Gloria Simoneaux
Executive Director

Gloria Simoneaux

Gloria Simoneaux, Founding Director of Harambee Arts, designed to serve children globally who have been traumatized by illness, poverty, violence, trafficking, autistic spectrum disorder and other crises. Gloria taught Expressive Arts to counselors in Nairobi as a Fulbright scholar. She is the Founder of DrawBridge: An Arts Program for Homeless Children, has worked with pediatric oncology patients in San Francisco hospitals and as a consultant with Save the Children and other international NGOs.

Lillian Obonyo
Program Director Kenya

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Lillian Obonyo, Program director/Langata Women’s Prison group leader is a nurse and trained counselor working in a Nairobi district hospital in general pediatrics and with children with special needs, less privileged, orphaned, vulnerable and HIV infected. Lillian’s passion is working with children using art and play therapy. In 2008 she was trained by Ms. Simoneaux in a month long certificate course and has been working closely with Harambee Arts as co-facilitator since that time.

Sarala Lama
Program Director Nepal

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Sarala Tamang, Nepal Program Team Leader, is a trained social worker, an Expressive Arts Facilitator, and Project Officer for Shakti Samuha, the first anti-trafficking organization in Nepal. She has deep compassion on serving survivors of trauma. Her goal is to develop her skills as a humanitarian on a global platform.

Kenya Staff

Jenipher Atieno
Group Leader
Mathare School

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Joyce Oketch
Staff
All Programs

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Jim Albertson
Kibera Staff

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Brandon Okoth
HA Mayor
Teen Assistant

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Michael Otieno
Program Staff
Mathare School

Michael Autistic Childrens Program

Samora Marshel
Program Staff
All Programs

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Samson Ndegwa
Kibera Staff

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Saviour Omondi Juma
Youth Assistant

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Lillian Obonyo
Group Leader
Langata Prison

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Judith Atieno Siambe
Kibera Staff

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Brandon Othiambo
Teen
Assistant

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Sheila Akoth Otieno
Kibera Staff

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Alice Akinyi Okoth
Group Leader
Kibera

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Rosemary Anyang Obato
Kibera Staff

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Joseph Atieno
Youth Assistant

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All Staff
Kenya
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Nepal Staff

Shrijana KC
Program Staff

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Bala Bhatterai
Program Staff

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Shanti Lama
Program Staff

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Indira Sapkota
Program Staff

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Sashi Tamang
Program Staff

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Rina BK
Program Staff

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USA Staff

Lauren Gogarty
Clinical Consultant

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Meredith Mustard
Graphic designer

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Charity Munene
Consultant

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Summer Lopez
Finance

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Sofia Casas
Consultant

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Shana Walt
Wellness
Director

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Alison Pense
Chief Organizer

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Kay ScheifferConsultant

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Haiti Partners

Jean-Elie Gilles

Vady Confident, artist

Rosemarie Lamour, artist

Zimbabwe Partners

Gift Petro

Msimba Hwati

Malawi Partners

Enala Kilembe

Ruth Kamphanje

Jean Natasha Nkhojera