Our Leadership Team

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Immaculate Kamau

Program Consultant - Kenya

Hello, my name is Immaculate Kamau. I am a loving wife and mother of three beautiful children. For the last 20 years, I have been engaged with hospitality management and passionately involved in public health consultancy.

I have recently had multiple consultancies in NGOs; Japan Platform at Kakuma, assessment of Transforming Health System Project, GFF mechanism on AYSRHS in Kisumuand Nairobi Counties for Organization of African Youth. I am also teaching as a part-time lecturer at Kenyatta University and Mount Kenya University. Previously, I undertook an M&E assessment in health, nutrition, and WASH in Somalia. I am a facilitator of Continuous Medical Education that is part of community training in nutritional interventions for prevention of non communicable diseases at the Kenya Red Cross society. There, I was part of a team that successfully trained and coordinated training of peer health educators in 17 schools in Nairobi County.

I first met Travis in 2020 assisting him in his preparations for a workshop here in Nairobi, Kenya. He has a great vision where We One Action Network (WOAN) should be in the next 3-5 years. I am honored to offer my charisma, interpersonal skills as a visionary leader to provide consultation to him and our team!

My education qualification includes a bachelor’s degree in Education Home Economics from Kenyatta University, a master’s degree in Public Health - University of Nairobi (Majoring in Family Health and Nutrition) and ongoing PhD in Population Health, Kenyatta University.

Julie Poynter

Julie Poynter

Program Consultant - USA

Hello, my name is Julie Poynter. I reside in Greenwood, Indiana with my wonderful husband and our four amazing children. I first began my involvement with We One Action Network (WOAN) in 2018 as a contributor but Travis and I have been close friends for a number of years.

After listening to his amazing stories of his work in Kenya to help the most vulnerable; I was immediately intrigued and I wanted to get involved! My primary responsibility is ensuring that WOAN continues to aligned with our scope of work, staying engaged with our family of donors and offering insight to potential positive and negative risks. I attended Indiana State University and attained a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education. I am also a registered Project Management Professional (PMP). After twelve years teaching and mentoring in the Indiana Public School system, I transitioned into Schedule & Project Planning as a Project Manager within the energy sector.
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Carolyn Chahilu

Operations Advisor - Kenya

Hello, my name is Carolyn Chahilu. I am excited to be part of the We One Action Network (WOAN) family. My role as Operations Advisor will be having an intricate voice and a strong presence in evaluating suggestions and making prominent recommendations that keep WOAN progressing forward on the most effective path.

Having extensive experience in program management that encompasses program monitoring and evaluation. My other strengths include capacity team building, coachingtechniques and understanding the various levels of mentorship has propelled me to gasp the wide-range of gaps in sexual and reproductive health. I am also knowledgeable in policy development advocacy, genderequality rights, and HIV programming as well as Sexual & Reproductive Health Right (SRHR) programs with kin interest of the adolescent girls and young people

I am a clinical Nurse at Agakhan University. I am also the Founder and Executive Director of Life-Time Seed (LTS) organization based in Kasarani, constituency of Nairobi and Kakamega, Kenya. LTS is a community based organization empowering young women and adolescent girls on SRHR matters.

My educational background is a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) from Masinde Muliro University of Science & Technology, a Diploma in Community Health Nursing from Kenya Medical Training College (Eldoret), and currently I am pursuing a Master’s in Public Health & Community Development from Maseno University. Above all - I am a loving wife and mother to three remarkable children.

I had known of WOAN for a few years. In May-2021, LTS was offered an opportunity to help commemorate the International Day of the African Child with full sponsorship support from WOAN. Having this opportunity to collaborate with WOAN was amazing and the event was highly successful! As WOAN Operations Advisor, we will keep this positive energy going. I am honored to offer my experience and leadership to help WOAN through the vetting process with potential recipients (i.e. NGO) of WOAN grants, scholarships, and/or financial support.

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Travis L. Rudd

Owner, Founder and Executive Director - USA

Hello, my name is Travis L. Rudd. After my first visit to the informal settlement of Kibera, Nairobi (Kenya) in 2017, I returned home to start the We One Action Network (WOAN) foundation on the premise of helping fill the gap of inequalities in education.

The primary basis was to build strong “relationships” with local leaders to truly understand and embrace the hardships of our most vulnerable. Since 2018, I have visited Kenya twice a year to stay fully connected because the landscape is ever-changing. This has allowed me to make solid connections with other leaders as well as monitor WOAN’s progression. In 2020, after the global pandemic impacted “normal life” in Kenya, WOAN was already positioned to help. One of my greatest strengths that I offer my team is the ability to “listen-to-understand” while acknowledging the cultural differences. It should be no secret that Kenya and the Unites States are great friends. I have completely embraced this relationship as I represent myself, my family, my country and our WOAN donors, contributors and prayer partners.

Over the past twenty years, I have obtained extensive knowledge and experience with change management, building productive relationships and project planning for one of the top energy providers in the United States. My current role within process management combined with my passion for “doing things the right way” has uniquely positioned me to keep WOAN on the front-lines of helping the less fortunate reach their goals through education. I attended Saint Augustine’s University and hold a degree in Industrial Systems Technology. I reside in Stanley, North Carolina and I enjoy reading, cooking, volunteering, sightseeing and spending quality time with my amazing wife and our remarkable daughters!