About

About Ona

Ona is a social enterprise that builds the data infrastructure to drive change. We believe technology affords new opportunities for governments and development organizations to be increasingly data driven, collaborative and accountable. Our goal is never simply to build a great product, but to support great outcomes.

We are located in Nairobi and Washington DC. Find us elsewhere on Github and Twitter.

Our team

Antonate is a software engineering intern with a passion for technology and data science. She is an avid reader and addicted to new knowledge. Prior to Ona, she worked on big data analytics at National Intelligence Service.

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Antonate Maritim
Software Engineering Intern

Barbara has 8 years of experience in customer service and training. Her passion is to provide customers with exceptional service in the IT industry. She holds a degree in IBA from USIU-Africa.

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Barbara Malina
Support Assistant

Carolyn brings a public health background to Ona. She specializes in health ICT project implementation, bridging the gap between health and technology to ensure solutions are in line with national and global health standards of care.

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Carolyn Gulas
Project Manager

Chantal has 6 years of experience in developing and implementing marketing strategies. She is Taiden’s mother and a strong believer in children with disabilities and women empowerment. She can do a handstand too.

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Chantal Openda
Marketing and Growth Associate

Darlene studied statistics and has a keen interest in computer interactive statistics. Previously, she worked at a research firm. She loves data analytics and statistical programming, and would like to pursue aspects of data science further.

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Darlene Kwamboka
Data Analyst

Ephraim is a software engineer with experience in Java and Android development. He has a background in pure mathematics and interests in computational intelligence.

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Ephraim Muhia
Software Engineer

Erick brings 8+ years’ experience in the development, sale and implementation of IT systems. He has worked in 4 continents to analyse processes and design change management approaches. Erick holds an MSc in Info Sys and Management from Warwick Business School in the UK.

Erick Ngwiri
Director of Client Solutions

Faith has a data analysis background with a BSc. in Math and CS. She loves working on the support team since she's able to work with different people using data for positive social impact. Outside work, she enjoys travelling.

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Faith Mutua
Support Assistant

Geoffrey is on the software development team in Nairobi. Before Ona, Geoffrey worked with FrontlineSMS to develop SMS data collection apps. He is a evangelist of flat design and Agile Development. Geoffrey has a BS in Math and CS.

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Geoffrey Muchai
Software Engineer

James is a mobile and server based systems developer. He has extensive experience in management and training junior developers. He contributed to the ROK mobile project and MyFitnessPal, and advocates the KISS principle.

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James Maina
Technical Project Manager

Jason is a software engineer specializing in Android. When not at work, Jason is either out playing tennis or with a friend talking about Linux. He’s previously worked for Sendy and the data collection team at ILRI.

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Jason Rogena
Software Engineer

Jonathan has a data analysis and IT background. He believes in action with a clear focus on the NOW and delivering tangible results. In his free time, he scouts opportunities to expand his skills base. He also enjoys car racing.

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Jonathan Munene
Data Analyst

Kipchirchir is experienced in Javascript, C# and Clojure, holding a BSc in Computer Technology from JKUAT. Besides being an enthusiastic open-source advocate, he enjoys listening to heavy metal music and supports Liverpool.

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Kipchirchir Cheroigin
Software Engineer

Previously an E-Health Analyst at Clinton Health Access Initiative and Software Developer at FrontlineSMS, Ekisa enjoys working in teams, has a passion for choral music and supports Man U.

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Mark Ekisa
Software Engineer

When not relearning how to code, Matt is CEO of Ona. He was born in Cameroon, grew up in Senegal, and has worked in Africa for 15+ years. Matt is a PopTech! Social Innovation Fellow and was named to the 2010 Time 100 List.

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Matt Berg
CEO

Megan leads the efforts to build a world class support team at Ona. She also brings a wealth of technical M&E background to Ona.

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Megan Schroeder
Support and M&E Manager

Njagi is an avid contributor to free and open source software. He loves functional programming and learning as many CS concepts as he can.

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Njagi Mwaniki
Software Engineer

Peter leads technology at Ona. He has been the lead technical architect on projects in Haiti, India, Kenya, and Libya. In the past he has solved search, data science, and development problems while at Stanford, the Earth Institute, and Intent Media.

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Peter Lubell-Doughtie
CTO

Roger is the design lead at Ona. Prior to Ona, he designed at the Earth Institute, Frog, And Partners, Pentagram, and Razorfish.

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Roger Wong
Head of Design

Rosalia has an MBA in Finance, CPA-K and BBA in Finance and Accounting. She has 8+ years experience in financial systems development, internal control implementation, budgeting, procurement, and property and HR management.

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Rosalia Lorenzen
Operations Manager

Roy specializes in web and mobile software development. Previously, he worked on mobile data collection and HIS at iLabAfrica. He holds a MSc in Mobile Telecom and Innovation and a BBIT degree from Strathmore University.

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Roy Rutto
Software Engineer

Samson is a data analyst intern.

Samson Amwata
Data Analyst Intern

Ukang’a Dickson works on Ona development. Prior to Ona, he led Formhub development at Columbia University, was a core engineer of the ChildCount+ system. He also contributed to the online safaricom IPO platform.

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Ukang’a Dickson
Head of Engineering