Mary Ishepe Nandili, PhD, MPH, BSc, RN

Mary is a Public Health Specialist with diverse specialty. She holds a Doctorate Degree in Public health with specialized in civil society organization and HIV and AIDS. Holds a Master of Public Health and Epidemiology degree specific in relief and drought monitoring, Basic Degree in Project Planning and Management, Diploma in Registered Nursing and a Diploma in Strategic Management. She has also acquired a wide range of skills in medical emergency, Reproductive Health, HIV and AIDS, Tuberculosis, Project design and management, Research methodology, consultancy, and leadership and management among other short courses. Mary has undertaken Strategic Leadership Development Program (SLDP), a requirement by the government for career development. Progressively, she ascended through the ranks to Director of Nursing Services Ministry of Health Kenya.

Mary has over 20 years of experience providing leadership, formulating policies, strategies and also supporting capacity building for Nurses. In addition, she has experience with the coordination of project activities and overseeing policy implementation process through monitoring and evaluation and supportive supervision. As well as, providing assistance with reviewing the development of training curriculum and packages used to build capacity for staff. Mostly, Mary works in liaison with training institutions, the UN bodies, line Ministry officials, non-governmental organizations, and community based organizations to achieve set tasks.

Mary has wide experience working in Asia and Africa providing support in monitoring and evaluation of programme and project activities, reviewing and developing of related policy documents, support in trainings, and performing surveys.

Under membership and Diplomacy, I am a Member of various Boards (non-pharmaceuticals, Medical Training Institutions and School Boards), member of the International Union against TB and Lung Disease, and member of the Nursing Council of Kenya and Public Health Foundation. Mary is part of the team that organized the World TB conference held in Cape Town in South Africa in 2009. She has received several Awards and certificates of participation. She has published papers in the African Journal of Health Sciences and volunteers reviewing scientific manuscripts and Thesis for Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) in Kenya. She is able to communicate fluently in English and Kiswahili with basic knowledge of French.