Ecumenical Disability Advocates Network
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Board Members

At the National level in the host country Kenya, EDAN is registered as a legal entity and is managed by a Board of Directors who provide guidance on administrative procedures like management of resources, maintenance of regulatory affairs, staff supervision and establishment, annual audit and other legal requirement reporting in accordance with the registration statutes.

Ms. Margaret W. Mwaura

Margaret is the chairperson of the EDAN Board. She has an M.B.A in Financial Planning, Marketing, Organizational Behavior and Management Information System. She also has Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Geography. Currently she is the Executive Director of CORAT Africa which is a Pan African Christian Organization involved in provision of Leadership Development, Management Training, Research and Consultancy services to churches and church related organizations in Africa.

Mr. Phitalis Were
Vice Chairperson
 A Sociologist, Mr. Were has expertise in Planning and Management of Community based Health and Development Programmes, Policy Advocacy and Research. Mr. Were has served as Chairman of various organizations including: Association of People with Disabilities for Employment (APDEM),  University of Nairobi Disabled Students Association (NUSAD) and Mumia’s Division University Students Association (MUSA). Mr. Were holds Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology and Philosophy from the University of Nairobi. He researches and writes on matters relating to Disability and Rehabilitation, Social Development and Good Governance.

Mr. Stanley Kunga Mbugua
Mr. Mbugua holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Makerere University in Uganda. He has vast knowledge in Finance and Administration. He received professional training from the Associate Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, United Kingdom. Mr. Mbugua worked as Inspector of State Corporations in the office of the president(Kenya) and there before City Treasurer with the Nairobi City Council. He has been Director of Blue Shield Insurance Company and Financial Secretary of the National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK)

Rev. Canon. Prof. Joseph D. Galgalo
He is currently the Vice Chancellor of the St. Paul's University, Kenya.  He holds a PhD from Cambridge University, Bachelor of Divinity (St. Paul’s University) and Diploma in Theology (St. Paul's University). Dr Galgalo was made a Deacon in 1993 and priested in 1994 by the Anglican Diocese of Kirinyaga, Kenya. He served in various capacities within the same diocese. He is presently involved in the life of the Anglican Church in various ways.

Rev. Jane Nambuye Mutoro
She is an ordained pastor of the Friends Church of Kenya and a member of the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches (WCC). Rev. Mutoro studied theology at the Friends Theological College and at East Africa School of Theology. She is very passionate of youth participation in the church

Hon. Josephine Sinyo
Hon. Josephine Sinyo is the first blind woman lawyer in Kenya. She is a trailblazer in politics for people with disabilities in Kenya. She lost her sight at the age of three. Hon Josephine attended university in Kenya and in England where she achieved degrees in Law. She works as an advocate in the Attorney General’s Office (Kenya). As a dynamic member of civil society, Josephine has worked with several Nongovernmental organizations where she held leadership positions. She is a member of various organizations including; United Disabled Persons of Kenya (UDPK), National Council for Persons with Disabilities in Kenya, Kenya Breast Health Programme; Kenya Union of the Blind and Kenya Society for the Blind. As a veteran human rights activist for women, children and people with disabilities in general, Josephine has ceaselessly advocated for people with disabilities to leave their differences aside in order to build a large common platform to obtain, defend and promote their fundamental human rights and dignity.

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