Having lost her daughter in 2013, she encountered firsthand the gaps in how bereaved parents are treated after a miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death – specifically in Kenya and Africa in general. Wanjiru, formerly a Client Service Manager in an IT firm, is now a maternal and newborn health champion specifically in the area of maternal mental health. Through her, Kenya marked Pregnancy and Infant Loss Week for the first time ever in 2015 – now an annual event. She has a Master’s degree in Communication and PR and a Bachelor’s degree in IT.
Wanjiru is one of the 6 Kenyans who was recently selected for the Facebook Community Leadership Program (FCLP), a global initiative to celebrate and train over 100 leaders across the world using social media for social good.
Rahab and her husband found tremendous comfort in the support they received from the medical team, friends and family, after the death of their son Jesse in 2014. The compassionate bereavement care helped them cope and deal while journeying grief. Her involvement with SAM has grown over the years, until her appointment as Co-founder, Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Vice-chair to the board of directors in November 2018. She is particularly interested in using her finance and strategy background to improve the quality of bereavement care available to parents and families who have lost a baby as well as help reduce further loss of babies’ lives in Africa.
Vivian is the Program coordinator at Still A Mum, Nairobi. She is a project management professional with over 3 years’ experience and holds a degree in Events and Convention management from the Technical University of Kenya.
Vivian derives deep satisfaction from seeing clients make real progress in taking control of their lives, successfully overcoming their obstacles, and learning to truly enjoy a meaningful and happy existence. She seeks to work with partners so that more beneficiaries are empowered through the Still A Mum programs.
Diana Chepkosgei Tanui is a qualified psychologist with 2 years’ experience in the Mental health care industry. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Moi University. Diana is certified by Kenya Guidance, Counselling and Psychological Association. Diana is also a certified HIV Testing and Counselling Provider.
Diana is passionate about offering support, empowering and psycho educating clients with the relevant knowledge that they need to navigate issues of life. She is specifically experienced in Medical Counselling, Maternal Mental Health Counselling, Trauma Counselling, Grief Counselling, Psychotherapy, and Adolescent therapy. Diana is the Lead Counselor at Still A Mum, a non-profit organization that offers psychosocial support to families going through child loss.