Cindy manages the day-to-day operations of the foundation, formulates and spearheads projects geared towards utilizing global solutions for local challenges.She holds degree in Environment Science and Geography; and, a postgraduate degree in Geography with bias in Spatial Development (GIS information Systems) from the University of Rhodes South Africa. She also holds a certificate in Environmental Impact Assessments and Environmental Audits from Africa Nazarene University. This has paved the way for her to apply for a practising licence from the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA).
Within her half year stint, the Foundation has moved in leaps and bounds in an effort to consolidate a solid partnership base that includes Kenya Community Centre for Learning, the Cerebral Palsy Society of Kenya, Amani Counselling Centre, Association of Persons with Disability in Kenya and the Kenya Health Care Federation. These partnerships are playing a pertinent role in pushing the Foundation’s research agenda, conduct surveys, participating in relevant events, connecting with relevant personnel in the right areas and receiving general support.
Cindy is open minded with a knack of easily engaging with persons from all walks of life. She revels in taking up challenges, constantly learning and acquiring information to provide solutions. She asserts that working in the social sector and becoming more knowledgeable, allows her to explore more techniques and applications of GIS technology.
Mary holds a BA degree in Land Economicsfrom the University of Nairobi; a Diploma from the ISK; and is a registered valuer by the valuers registration board.
Further, Maryholds an MBA from the University of Nairobi in Strategic Management.She was a council member of the Institution of Surveyors of Kenya (ISK) Council for five years, where she spearheaded the formulation of its strategic plan and new constitution.
Both documents continue to play a pivotal role towards the growth and development of the industry and profession.Mary played an active role during the lobbying for the adoption of the National Land Policy Session paper 3 of 2009. This document formed the basis for the current and new land laws. She was also actively involved in land reforms while serving her stint as a consultant for the Land Development andGovernance Institute (LDGI).
She has worked for Housing FinanceCorporation (HFCK) and Lloyd Masika.She possesses all round expertise andexperience spanning over a decade. With
her vast experience, knowledge and track record, Mary continues to curve a niche in the local real estate industry and has her eyes set on the regional and global market. She recently attained her Environmental Impact Assessment certificate from Africa Nazarene University and attended forums at the Africa Union Commission in line with the AfricanStrategy for vision 2063.
This plays well into Orion’s Pan-African and Global solutions forlocal challenges.She has also signed up for a one year mentorship programme with the Cherry BlairFoundation and will be enrolling for a PhD programme in leadership and management later in t he year (2015).