Board of Directors in Ireland
Sean O Sullivan
Sean O’Sullivan is an experienced Director and Board member with over 35 years of experience in business and enterprise. He is the Head of Enterprise, Local Enterprise Office South Cork.
Linden Edgell is a social specialist with more than 20 years experience and is Global Director of Sustainability and Head of the Corporate Foundation for an international consulting firm.
Anne Healy is a Clinic Nurse Manager at Mercy University Hospital, Cork. She is qualified in emergency nursing and midwifery with previous development experience.
Andrew Bird is a dairy and tillage farmer. He has is well experienced in board management with involvement at board level in several farming and local community organisations.
Catherine Donohoe is a Nurse and currently the Hospital Manager of the Mayo University Hospital in Castlebar.
Eileen Moore is a senior IT professional with over 20 years of experience in financial services supporting all phases of business and IT strategy.
Roisin O Neill
Roisin O’Neill is a self-motivated professional with extensive experience working in digital and event management and a passion for community development.
Board of Directors in Kenya
Co-founder and Board Member
Maria Kidney is a Co-Founder of the organisation. She is a qualified accountant and a public health practitioner with more than 20 years business and development experience across multiple organisations.
Martin is the CEO of Brighter Communities Worldwide. Martin has held multiple roles in Brighter Communities Worldwide since 2002 including Board Member, Project Leader for Volunteer Groups, Trainer of Volunteer Groups and Executive Director.
Dr. Betty Langat
Dr. Langat is the District Medical Services Officer in Kipkelion District. She has worked in partnership with Brighter Communities Worldwide for many years, and brings her health and medical expertise to the Board of Directors.
Anna has volunteered with Brighter Communities Worldwide since its inception in 2002 and retired as Country Director in 2012. She is a very experienced Life Skills Trainer, and has a vast knowledge of community development, working with many community groups throughout the District.
Selinah J Kibogy
Selinah has 18 years experience of working in the Education, Development and Emergency response sectors. She has experience working in various Government Ministries, Civil society, Private sector, the Public Sector and Volunteering Organisations.
Jonah has vast financial and accounting experience and project management and community development skills. He has served on the board of Kapkondor Secondary School in Londiani and was chairman of Londiani District Hospital Committee during the construction of the Operating Theatre.
Andrew is a retired Headmaster from Londiani with a wealth of educational and strong governance experience. He was worked at eight different schools in Kericho County and served on many school boards.
Annah Chelangat Soi
Annah served as the Nurse in Charge of Londiani Sub County Hospital for over 20 years. She is a registered nurse and midwife with 35 years experience across various health facilities in Kenya.
Dickson is a founding member of the Nduro Water Project in Kunyak. He has been involved in many community projects and has served on several boards including chair of the Parent Teacher Association of Kunyak Secondary School.
Fidelis Mambo Nyamari
Fidelis is trained in Environmental Management by the Kenya Wildlife Service Training Institute. He has vast experience in sustainable agriculture programmes and has led the development of the Franciscan Peace and Environment Centre in Molo.