Dr Angela Nyambura Gichaga, Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Angela Gichaga, a clinician, health economist, and recent management consultant with McKinsey & Company, has joined the Financing Alliance as Chief Executive Officer, effective June 2017. Angela, in coordination with the Financing Alliance's Project Advisory Committee and fiscal sponsor Capital for Good USA, is responsible for strategic development and fundraising, initiative development, stakeholder engagement, recruiting and team development, and management.
She is a public and social sector enthusiast with experience working across civil service, management consulting, NGOs and academia, to improve the quality of peoples’ lives through gender advocacy, leadership training, coaching, mentorship health and education.
Dr. Gichaga completed her undergraduate degree in Medicine, Masters in Health Economics and Policy and Fellowship in Public Sector Management and has served as a frontline clinician, policy maker, and consultant. She served the MOH Kenya as a District Medical Officer of Health (DMOH) and a hospital in charge (MEDSUP) in both Meru and Garbatulla, for ~150 multi-disciplinary team members through coordinating strategic planning, resource mobilization, recruitment, monitoring and capacity building through on job training/ mentorship. She then joined the MOH HQ, where she co-developed national strategies and prepared reports on the country’s health achievements.
She was humbled to receive the Australian Leadership Awards for Africa (2012) and the President Obama’s Mandela Washington Fellowship (2014) in recognition of her exemplary leadership within the civil service and operational track record of excellence in achieving results.
Most recently, Dr. Gichaga worked at McKinsey & Company’s Africa Delivery Hub (ADH) working across multiple sectors, especially on socio-economic and development issues in Africa.
Lizah Masis, Country Investment & Knowledge Director
Lizah is a global health and finance leader with a passion for increasing access to care in low and middle income countries through finding sustainable financing solutions for health systems and critically assessing where resources are invested to maximize population health.
Lizah previously worked in Wells Fargo’s Global Financial Institutions group as a Country Officer based in San Francisco covering US based Asia-Pacific institutional clients. She later transitioned to European coverage based in London as a Relationship Manager for large and complex bank clients. In both roles, she was responsible for strategically developing and deepening Wells Fargo’s relationships with a portfolio of select clients. She was also responsible for managing credit and compliance risk associated with the portfolio in conjunction with Global Relationship Managers and risk underwriting teams.
Most recently, Lizah served as the Business Development and Finance lead for the internationally renowned London School of Economics (LSE) Africa Summit, a dynamic platform bringing together leading scholars, policy makers, business leaders, entrepreneurs, professionals, and students for a robust conversation on issues impacting the African continent. In this capacity, Lizah was responsible for fundraising through forging compelling partnerships with sponsors and collaborators, and managing all finance matters for the Summit.
She joined the Financing Alliance for Health as the Country Investment & Knowledge Director to engage with a spectrum of stakeholders including governments as primary clients, major NGOs, global funders, banks, and private investors to design, develop and implement financing solutions to address health sector investment gaps in low and middle-income countries. She also leads knowledge management efforts for the organization. She believes closing the health sector investment gap is critical in ensuring access to health for everyone.
Lizah holds a BA in Economics and Mathematics from Swarthmore College (USA) and an MSc in Health Economics & Policy from the London School of Economics (UK). In her free time, she enjoys hiking, traveling, volunteering, and discovering African authors.
Joyce Kabiru, Costing and Investment Associate
Joyce Kabiru is a global development professional who is passionate about building a more inclusive and sustainable world. Her work has touched on a range of issues, from healthcare financing to investment facilitation to innovative financing for SME lenders. She has experience working across public, private and non profit sectors, having advised governments, bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors, investors, foundations, NGOs and corporations. She also has on the ground experience across multiple African countries.
Joyce completed her undergraduate degree in Financial Engineering at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.
She previously worked for Dalberg Advisors where she provided clients with support on a range of issues including strategy, operational efficiency and programme implementation. Examples of previous engagements include supporting a global healthcare funder by developing a local resource mobilization strategy for Kenya; designing a resource pooling entity; and identifying innovative fundraising models. She was also embedded within an organization which promotes inclusive agricultural investments in Tanzania’s Southern Corridor to provide capacity building support to the team as well as support in their government engagement by identifying and recommending solutions to challenges impeding investment into Tanzania’s agricultural sector.
Joyce particularly enjoys partnership building having managed multi-stakeholder engagements and supported in the planning and delivery of convenings on various topics for example digital finance and agricultural value chain development.
While at Dalberg, she contributed to the organization’s growth. For example, she has supported in the people development efforts through her participation in university recruitment drives, interviewing and on boarding candidates as well as serving as an advisor to colleagues.
She currently serves as the Costing and Investment Associate where she engages with senior Ministry of Health and Ministry of Finance representatives through all the steps of creating a sustainable financing plan and structuring of financing solutions, that can advance community health as part of integrated primary care. She also works with governments and donors to explore amended and new financing instruments that can support healthcare investment.
In her free time she enjoys providing business development support (BDS) to entrepreneurs, hiking, swimming and spending time with her family.
The Financing Alliance for Health is a fiscally sponsored program of Capital for Good USA, a 501(c)(3) public charity. Donations to Capital for Good USA are tax deductible to the extent provided by applicable law.
All funds received by Capital for Good USA for the Financing Alliance for Health are the property of Capital for Good USA, which allocates the funds internally for use in connection with the purposes of the Financing Alliance for Health. Contributions are subject to the control and discretion of Capital for Good USA, and the Project Manager may make recommendations for the use of funds.