Kiboko Personnel


Jill Raufman, Executive Director of Kiboko Projects, has directed projects nationally and internationally using models which have resulted in successful cultural exchanges between groups in the USA, Kenya, South Africa, and Russia. Jill has documented through interviews, video, and photography such projects as the Youth Project USA-Kenya, which have been exhibited in New York, Nairobi, and St. Petersburg. She is currently the Associate Director of the Global Health Center at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She holds a Master of Public Health degree from Hunter College in NYC, as well as a MS in Nutrition in Public Health from Teachers College, Columbia University. She also belongs to the Bronx Health Literacy Collaborative. jillraufman@kiboko.org



Mark Scheflen Bio 2018

Mark Scheflen, visual artist, photographer and founder of Kiboko Projects in 1999. His work involves the building of collaborative relationships between educational, art and community institutions throughout the USA, Africa and Russia. Through teaching workshops projects are designed, and develop into a cultural exchanges. Participants use different mediums such as creative writing, art, digital photography and video. Projects result in a collection of photodiaries, face masks, exhibitions, dance and short films. The finished products capture individual, social and cultural themes. msc


Celestine Kanyiva Musyoka - Director of New Hope Community Center, Mavoko District, Kenya. She holds diplomas in social work and development, HIV and AIDS management, counseling and testing, trainer of trainees (TOT) in prevention with positives, a certificate in home care management and palliative care.


David Dennis Okello - Kiboko Project Representative in Kenya, is a community mobilizer and manages OVC (orphaned and vulnerable children) programs in Nairobi. He has worked with Kiboko Projects since 2003, and has been involved with all of the Kenya projects. He was the OVC Project Officer at Aphia Plus Nairobi.



Jo Ann Hammond-Meiers, Ph.D., R. Psych. #1321 (AB), BC-ADTR, RCAT, GDDET She has a private practice, part of which is the Alberta Creative Arts Therapy Center. She has years of experience in counseling with children, adolescents, adults, couples, families and groups and is a Registered Psychologist in Alberta, a Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist with the American Dance/Movement Therapy Association, a Registered Canadian Art Therapist, a Professional member of the American Art Therapy Association, a member of the Canadian Group Psychotherapy Association, and has Level II in E.M.D.R. training and numerous body therapy trainings. Additionally she teaches on contract, is a thesis supervisor, supervises hours for various registrations.