Our Board Members

Jessie Hagen

Executive Director
Jessie is from Fayetteville, North Carolina and holds B.A.'s in Film Studies and Political Science from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. In September 2014, she will move to Norwich, U.K. to pursue her M.A. in Media and International Development at East Anglia University. Jessie is incredibly excited to witness the Mugumo kids as they grow, learn, and chase their passions.

Charlotte Greenfield

Board Member
Charlotte is a New Zealander who recently graduated with a masters degree in investigative journalism from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Next up, she will be working as a trainee reporter for Reuters in Jakarta, Indonesia. Charlotte is passionate about the development of the Mugumo Project to ensure as many of Kenya’s littlest citizens as possible receive an education and the chance of a more positive future.

Katie Mattie

Board Member
Katie is from British Columbia, Canada. For the past seven years, she has worked as a pediatric nurse at a local hospital. Her love for children has continued to grow through her work with the Mugumo Project. Katie has enjoyed watching our Mugumo kids blossom and is eager to see the continued benefits that this project will provide to the future citizens of Kenya.

Judy Hagen

Board Member

Judy Hagen became involved with the Mugumo Project after witnessing the passion and determination of her daughter and the other board members in securing an education and a future for the children of Nairobi Children's Home. Traveling to Kenya and experiencing firsthand the joys of sponorship has been a life changing journey that will continue to inspire for years to come.

Judy lives in North Carolina and is grateful to think of how lives are connected across the globe by caring hearts and willing hands.

Charity Nyathirah

Kenya Director of Operations
Charity Nyathirah Muriuki is originally from Eldoret and relocated to Kiambu as a result of the 2007 post-election violence which also made her a single parent to her two girls, Jane and Precious. She is currently pursuing a degree in social work at the Kenya Institute of Development and expects to receive her diploma in one year. Seeing abandoned, lost, abused, and orphaned kids gain a bright future and contributing to such a positive change in their lives increases her passion for the Mugumo Project each and every day. Charity thanks God for the people and the opportunities who have got her to this point in her life!

Our Supporters

They say it takes a village to raise a child, but it also takes a village to run an international non-profit! The Mugumo Project could not accomplish our mission without the gracious support of people and businesses who care enough about the world to look beyond themselves.

Andrew Miller Design

Fairfax, VA

Saint James Lutheran Church

Fayetteville, NC