Kenya Kids Project
Malinda Wheeler

Malinda Wheeler

Since July 2002, She has been responsible for directing and overseeing the implementation of the HWWK programs in Kenya and providing mentorship to the volunteer and upstart programs in East Africa.

She is credited with exponential growth of HWWK from an organization of 3 volunteers to an employer with over 110 full time staff implementing multiple programs across the country. Before joining HWWK, Malinda directed the medical work with HOPE worldwide in Hargeisa, Somaliland where she helped to set up and manage an outpatient clinic and short-term overnight infirmary serving children and youth.

She participated in the development of the first Somaliland Nursing Curriculum working with former first lady, Edna Adan, at the Edna Adan Maternity Hospital. Malinda has been a member of several technical working groups and committees including the Partnership for an HIV Free Generation Steering Committee in Kenya, the OVC Technical Working group on quality improvement where she was nominated by the National OVC Steering Committee in the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Development, among others. Malinda is a qualified Adult Nurse Practitioner from Columbia University in New York.

She has an MSc in Administration and Public Health from Hunter College, New York, and a BSc in Nursing from East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.

Malinda Wheeler

Since July 2002, She has been responsible for directing and overseeing the implementation of the HWWK programs in Kenya and providing mentorship to the volunteer and upstart programs in East Africa.

She is credited with exponential growth of HWWK from an organization of 3 volunteers to an employer with over 110 full time staff implementing multiple programs across the country. Before joining HWWK, Malinda directed the medical work with HOPE worldwide in Hargeisa, Somaliland where she helped to set up and manage an outpatient clinic and short-term overnight infirmary serving children and youth.

She participated in the development of the first Somaliland Nursing Curriculum working with former first lady, Edna Adan, at the Edna Adan Maternity Hospital. Malinda has been a member of several technical working groups and committees including the Partnership for an HIV Free Generation Steering Committee in Kenya, the OVC Technical Working group on quality improvement where she was nominated by the National OVC Steering Committee in the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Development, among others. Malinda is a qualified Adult Nurse Practitioner from Columbia University in New York.

She has an MSc in Administration and Public Health from Hunter College, New York, and a BSc in Nursing from East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.