Our trustees

sally-hull-150x150 Sally Hull (Chair) Appointed 2016 Sally has a long career in the NHS and university sector. As a senior partner in a large east London general practice she has experience of medical and palliative care in a multicultural setting. Her academic post at Queen Mary University of London brings experience of postgraduate teaching, service improvement and research to the board. She has family connections in Kenya.
Michael Smalley (Vice-Chair) Appointed 2011

Michael has experience of research, education and health development in Africa. After malaria research in The Gambia, he taught in Nairobi University, followed by senior management positions in international research centres in Ethiopia and Kenya.

Latterly as Director General of the African Medical & Research Foundation (AMREF) based in Kenya he continued AMREF’s commitment to community-based health care, including palliative care.

Yvonne Sanders (Treasurer) Appointed 2019 Yvonne is a CIMA qualified accountant. She worked for a number of years for the NHS and then joined Oxfam as part of their humanitarian teams in projects based in Africa and around the world. More recently she has worked for a small community based charity in Scarborough and is now retired.

Heather Richardson Appointed 2023  
Sarah Onyango Appointed 2017 Sarah is the Director, Technical at the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and leads the global technical leadership team. She also coordinates the IPPF International Medical Advisory Panel. She is a medical doctor and has worked in senior roles in global reproductive health and rights. Early in her career she served as a medical officer at the Nairobi Hospice in Kenya.
Sharon Maweu Appointed 2021 Sharon is a Nutritionist and has worked at Aga Khan hospital and International rescue committee in Nairobi. She also worked as a project lead with Afro-Canadian Evangelical Mission in South Sudan. Sharon recently graduated with a MSc in Global Public Health Nutrition from the University of Westminster.
mike-hughes-web Mike Hughes Appointed: 1997, re-appointed 2010 Mike is a consultant in palliative medicine working at a Sue Ryder Hospice in Yorkshire. His career in hospice care was inspired by the time he spent working at Nairobi Hospice from 1992 to 1996 as the hospice doctor. He initially went for a year, stayed for 4 and has been committed to helping the hospice movement in Kenya ever since.
Our staff
Pauline Everitt – Director Appointed 2021 Catherine Nelson -Development and Fundraising  Appointed 2017
Pauline started her career in the NHS, originally as an orthoptist and latterly as a manager in Public Health. For the last 15 years she has worked mainly within the voluntary sector, including posts working with the Red Cross and the UN in the Caribbean.
Catherine has worked in the international development sector on project management and fundraising for over 10 years.