Qdata Consult & Wellness Ltd

Key Personel Consultants

Qdata Consult and Wellness Ltd has the capacity to assemble the team needed for each assignment. At individual capacity, each of our personnel is involved in various research and consultancy assignments. The profiles of the key personnel are outlined below:

Prof. Abraham Waithima

Prof Abraham Waithima holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Cape Town in South Africa. He was part of the team that helped to produce the TJRC report. His role was to document forms of socio-economic marginalization among the slum dwellers in Nairobi. Prof Waithima has consulted for a number of organizations including TJRC, Ministry of Education, MESPT, APHRC, Australian Council for Education Research (ACER), FHI360 among others. Prof Waithima’s key competence includes design and implementation of research, monitoring and evaluation as well as training programs aimed at achieving client’s strategic objective. Prof Waithima is the managing director at Qdata Consult and Wellness Ltd. Prof Waithima sits in several boards

Dr. Philemon Yugi

Dr. Philemon Yugi is public health and development specialist with over 20 years of experience in project management, monitoring and evaluation, digital information systems, research, gender, rights based approach, capacity building and provision of technical support in emergency and development programs, working in the United Kingdom and African countries including Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Southern Sudan and Democratic Republic of Congo and South Africa. Dr. Yugi has also led several studies and evaluations in the region in health, development and emergencies. He was also a core team member in the development of civil society institutional strengthening standards and assessment tools in Kenya through USAID funded FANIKISHA Institutional Strengthening Project and has managed projects funded by USAID, EU, SIDA, UN/WFP,  CIDA and Foundations.  He is a highly organized and enthusiastic professional with ability to prioritize effectively to complete multiple tasks and complete projects with defined timeframes under pressure.  Dr. Yugi also teaches postgraduate courses in public health, monitoring and evaluation, and development in Kenyan universities. He is skilled at developing cooperative relations and teaming agreements with key project/program partners using cultural context understanding, and effective communication and negotiation skills.  He has extensive experience in conducting qualitative and quantitative field based research. Dr. Yugi holds a Master of Public Health degree and Doctor of Organization Development and Transformation and is also the Director of Research, Monitoring and Evaluation at Benaphil Consultants. He is a senior researcher with Qdata Consult and Wellness Ltd.

Dr. Martha W. Kiarie

Dr. Kiarie holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Health with emphasis on Public Health & Medical Entomology from Kosin University, Busan South Korea. Her PhD thesis is entitled: The dynamics of mosquito control, personal protection and manipulations of physical parameters against vector mosquitoes; Culex pippiens complex and Ochlerotatus togoi (Diptera: Culicidae). She also wrote a thesis entitled: The factors that influence swarming, food palatability, plant food choice and reproduction in the African Desert Locus, Schistocerca, gregaria, Forskal. She is an expert in vector borne diseases including but not limited to; Malaria, Leishmaniasis and West Nile fever (Dengue fever). Martha has worked extensively on the control and management of vectors of human diseases and the relationship of their spread to climatic change with specific interest to Africa and Asia. Dr. Kiarie has over 20 years of experience in university teaching, research and administration. She is widely published in international peer refereed journals and has presented her work in many countries such as Korea, Japan and India among others. She has published a book entitled, “The dynamics of mosquito control with special emphasis on Africa”. Dr. Kiarie is currently the coordinator of a team of researchers from Daystar University and KEMRI working on a three year project on the control of Leishmaniasis including the socio-economic burden of the disease on the residents of Marigat district of Baringo county; Kenya. Dr. Kiarie is also leading a team of researchers from Daystar University, Laikipia University, Technical University of Kenya and KEMRI to carry out a research entitled: Determination of heavy metals pollution in waste water channels in Nairobi’s Industrial area in Kenya, using Culex spp mosquito larvae as bio-indicators. She has an ongoing research in Kirinyaga county on the spread of mosquitoes; the malaria vectors along the river tributaries to the highland and the resultant spread of malaria to the cool highlands in Central Kenya. Dr. Kiarie is currently the dean of School of Science Engineering and Health of Daystar University; one of the fastest growing schools in the university. Dr Kiarie is a senior research with Qdata Consult and Wellness Ltd.

Dr. Charity Waithima

Charity Wangui Waithima holds a PhD. in Clinical Psychology, M.A. Counseling Psychology and Bachelor of Education (BEd. Science). She is a highly motivated practicing educator and psychotherapist with broad teaching, Research, Counseling, assessment and administration experience. She is a consultant in Mental Health, School behavior management. Dr. Waithima is also a certified professional mediator accredited by the Kenya Judiciary. As an educator, she has taught both at High school and University levels for 30 years. She has also been involved in curriculum development and mentorship at both undergraduate as well as post graduate levels. She supervises post graduate thesis at both Masters and PhD level. Dr. Waithima has published articles in peer revered journals and published a book on adolescent substance use prevention and book chapters.. Dr. Waithima’s research interest is in Child and adolescents’ behavior and Psychoactive Substances Use Prevention. She uses life skills training to empower children and adolescents towards positive behavior. Dr. Waithima has also been involved in Psychological training and therapy at various levels with families, groups and individuals for over 13 years. She is an Assistant professor of Psychology at the United States International University- Africa. She is the founder and lead consultant at the Lifespring wellness services center which offers Psychological and Educational Assessment, Adolescent and family Therapy and Life skills Training.

Prof. M.D. Kinoti

Dr. M.D. Kinoti is a tenured Professor of Nonprofit Management in the Anderson College of Business & Computing at Regis University, Denver – Colorado. He teaches graduate courses in International Community Development, Global Poverty, Social Entrepreneurship, and Peacebuilding/Conflict Resolution for Leaders.
Kinoti holds several advanced degrees including a PhD in Peacebuilding, an MA in Social Innovation and Development, an MA in Intercultural Studies, and a Bachelors in Sociology. He has over 25 years of professional experience in community development and leadership development. Before coming to Regis, he worked with several International NGOs including World Vision International in rural and urban community development in East Africa; with the United Methodist Church in youth and community development in Los Angeles; and with Lifewater International in global Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) programs. He is a current Board member of several NGOs including Farm Concern International, Centura Health St. Anthony’s Foundation, and Lifewater International. Dr. Kinoti is a Rotarian and has been part of the Rotary International Cadre of Technical Experts for the last 4 years.
Dr Kinoti is an associate consultant with Qdata Consult and Wellness Ltd.
See further details at https://www.linkedin.com/in/mdkinoti/

Godfrey Kibuchi Gichuki

Mr. Gichuki holds an MBA from The University of Salford, Manchester, UK. He is currently pursuing PhD in Strategic Management. He has over twenty-five year of rich experience in markets development, strategic planning and implementation, institutional leadership, human resource development, financial management, alliance building and networking, project management, training, and mentorship. Possesses excellent interpersonal and communication skills and has worked with both public and private sector, and local development agencies dealing with micro, small and medium enterprises in driving sustainable economic development. He enjoys being part of, as well as managing, motivating, and training successful and productive teams and thrives in developing solutions to complex problems through application of innovative business models and technology. Mr Gichuki’s core competences include strategic planning and implementation, leadership and change management, program/project management, performance management, development consultancy, creative writing, research and academic teaching, organizational development training, communication and partnership development, personal development, and career coaching. He has facilitated management development trainings for; Daystar University, Family Bank, Faulu Bank, Nairobi Hospital, Kenya Institute of Professionals College (KIPs), SGR Project Staff Development programs, Safaricom, Henkel Chemicals, Heri Homes, Glory Christian Church (GCC) Nanyuki, Redeemed Gospel Church, Ndandora among others. Mr. Gichuki is the Managing Partner Enterprise Development Associates Ltd and an associate consultant with Qdata Consult and Wellness Ltd.