OUR TEAM

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Dr Raymond SCHULTE

BOARD MEMBER

Dr. Schulte was raised on a Nebraska farm and has been in practice for more than 40 years, specializing in obstetrics and gynecology. He is known for having a sense of adventure and a real ‘can do’ attitude, in fact, it was his idea to add the boiler to the chimney to provide hot water to the household!

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Dr Coleen STICE

FOUNDER

Originally from Montana, Dr Stice studied medicine in Bozeman, Salt Lake City and has been practicing in Omaha Nebraska since 1985. There she works in private plastic surgery and is CEO of International Medical Exchange. For almost a decade, Dr Stice has been visiting Kenya and has performed reconstructive surgeries on burn victims, an experience which led her to found Salama Stoves in 2015.

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Dr Jacob KITHINJI

PROJECT ADVISOR

Dr Jacob Kithinji is a Professor at University of Nairobi and has over 20 years experience researching improved stove designs and indoor air quality.

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Todd WOFCHUCK

COUNTRY REPRESENTATIVE

Todd has managed over 20 field projects in unpredictable environments, in 13 countries across Africa, Asia and the Caribbean. He has spent the last ten years working on stove projects in the field throughout Africa. He has coordinated field studies for UNHCR, CDC, World Bank and USAID.

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Kenny GACHANJA KINGORI

RIUMBAINI ENERGY SAVING STOVES

Kenneth is Salama Stoves link to Riumbaini Energy Saving Stoves. They are a locally owned Kenyan company specializing in pottery work, who manufacture our Salama stoves. They started in 1995 as a family entity and now produce clean cook stoves which have been tested and proven to effective by University of Nairobi, KIRDI, KEBS and GIZ.

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Patrick THOITHI

LOGISTICS MANAGER

Patrick organizes all transport and logistics for the Salama Stove Project.

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Justus MUOKI

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Justus first started making improved stoves aged 10, to make an extra buck and ‘show his friends that he was cool’. He is now one of the leading stove experts in Kenya, and has worked with Prof. Kithinji since 2009 on improved stove designs and indoor air quality improvement.

"I been fortunate to have had the opportunity to visit households and work with local teams in various locations to evaluate and disseminate improved stoves in rural environments. By working with these partners and households I have gained a unique perspective which has helped build these bonds. What I want to emphasize is that working together is the only way."

Todd WOFCHUCK | Country Representative, Kenya