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United States Board of Directors

Dr. Tracey Pyles, President

Meitamei Ole Dapash, Director
International Coordinator, Maasai Environmental Resource Coalition

Charlene Ryon Goss, Director and Treasurer
Human Resources Manager, Retired

Jon Griffin, Director
Engineer, Retired

Christine K. Jahnke, Director
President & Founder, Positive Communications

Donald W. Kaniaru, Director
Advocate, former Senior Legal Adviser and Director, UN Environment Programme, Nairobi, Kenya

Terese J. Lilly, Director and Board Chair
Education Consultant

Cassidy Paradis, Junior Board Member

Sarah Foster Wetstone, Director and Secretary

CPF Associates, Inc. 

United States Office

Heather McKay, Executive Director

Ruya Norton, Communications Consultant

Maasai Girls Education Fund - Kajiado, Kenya

Board of Directors

Emily Sempeyo Aziz, Director, Central Division

Irene Katete, Director, Isinya Division
Asst Community Development Officer for the Kajiado County Council

Susan Masek, Director, Ngong Division

Sophie Meeli, Director and Board Chair, Namanga Division

Nancy Naserian Koinet, Director, Isinya Divison

Rebecca Parteli, Director, Magadi Division

Janet Saigiulu, Director, Loitokitok Division

Christine Saruni, Director, Mashuru Division

Faith Sialala, Treasurer

Division Committees consisting of 49 members, and including 14 Maasai chiefs


Lucy Ntayia, Managing Director

Margaret Mereyian, Program Manager

Pacifica Ombwera, Office Assistant

MGEF Goals


MGEF's primary goal is to provide an opportunity for economic independence to every scholarship student, and consequently reduce poverty and improve the literacy, health, and economic well-being of all Maasai.


Read about our long-term commitment to each of our students.

MGEF Results


MGEF has supported the education of 84 Maasai girls from primary school through post-secondary education.  Four have graduated from college/university.  Twenty four percent are now enrolled in higher education institutions.


Read how MGEF is making a difference.

How You Can Help


Your donation to MGEF will support the education of girls and their communities thereby promoting sustainable development and equality, and reducing violence and poverty.


Learn more about how you can help