For more than ten years, Medic has evolved and matured as we build and apply technology that helps health workers deliver equitable care. We believe technology and data can help expedite progress towards, and even achieve Universal Health Coverage, and we’re on a mission to enable a global community capable of harnessing the power of digital health to bring care to everyone, everywhere. Today, the Community Health Toolkit celebrates more than 50 active projects in 15 countries, adoption by six national Ministries of Health as a tool of choice for community health systems, and a growing open source community. Medic’s role as technical steward and core contributor to the CHT is more important than ever, and our organization continues to evolve to meet the moment and deliver on our mission.
Importantly, this includes our Board of Directors, who provide strategic guidance and governance, carry out fiduciary duties, and ensure long-term organizational health while modeling Medic’s values of openness, humanity, solidarity, initiative, and openness. We are thrilled to welcome two new directors to Medic’s board: Wambui Kinya and Dykki Settle.
Wambui brings more than 20 years of experience in the professional services (digital, mobile marketing, and technology consulting) industry, aligning business and technology strategies, and building and leading technology organizations to deliver cutting-edge digital solutions. She currently serves as Regional Managing Director, EMEA for Elephant Ventures, a technology innovation professional services and venture firm.
Prior to Elephant Ventures, Wambui was Chief Strategy Officer and later, Vice President of Client Engineering at Andela, a global technology talent network that connects companies with vetted, remote engineers in emerging markets. While serving as CSO at Andela, Wambui initiated a capacity-building partnership between Andela and technology companies, Google, Facebook, and Microsoft, which has raised over $1 million and has successfully trained 80,000 software developers across 50 African countries.
Wambui was formerly Group Managing Director, Pan Africa, and South America, for global technology consulting firm ThoughtWorks, and has held positions with Praekelt Consulting, IBM Global Business Services and Digitas (Publicis Groupe). In addition to serving on Medic’s Board, she is currently a non-executive board member of Mozilla Foundation and FSDH Asset Management. Based in Nairobi, Wambui is Medic’s first Kenya-based Board member.
Dykki Settle has more than 25 years of experience in leadership and development of digital technology, data systems, and their enabling environments in more than 20 countries and global organizations. He is currently PATH’s Chief Digital Officer and Co-Lead of PATH’s Center of Digital and Data Excellence, setting digital transformation strategy for the organization and leading more than 100 staff to deliver an unparalleled global portfolio of digital and data projects and investments in countries around the world.
Dykki also serves in several global technical leadership capacities, including as a Commissioner on the Lancet/Financial Times ‘Governing Health Futures 2030’ Commission; co-Chair of the Transform Health Coalition; Board member of the Digitally Connected Care Coalition; and Global Ambassador for Digital Health for the G20 Health and Development Partnership.
He is also co-founder and ex-officio Chair of the Board of Digital Square, the USAID/BMGF-funded PATH-led flagship global initiative for digital health supporting more than 40 implementing partners and over 35 digital health public goods used by almost every country in Africa, South Asia, and Southeast Asia.
“I’m elated to welcome Wambui and Dykki to our Board of Directors,” said current board chair, Greg Ennis. “Their unique talents, expertise, and perspectives will undoubtedly help amplify Medic’s impact.”
“I greatly look forward to working with Wambui, Dykki, and the rest of our distinguished Board members to deliver on our mission of advancing global health equity in this next phase of Medic’s journey,” said Krishna Jafa, incoming CEO.