KUEF Board of Directors,
Kenyan Partners & Project Directors
KUEF U.S. Based Board of Directors
KUEF is governed by a five member Board of Directors. Board Members generously give of their time, skills and contributions to keep our Administrative costs remarkably low. We are a completely volunteer organization.
Beth Miller, Exec. Director
Beth Miller resides in Heber, UT. Retired from a career in education and as a writer of youth curriculum and resources, Beth's Kenya work has focused since 2003 on building strong relationships with Kenyan partners, forming KUEF, developing programs, fund raising and leading volunteer teams. Beth is a champion for cultural sensitivity and thoughtful partnerships. Through this work, she finds transformational experiences for everyone involved that lead to life-changing results.
John Kline, President
John Kline is an attorney from Ann Arbor, MI. John helped to form KUEF in 2008. He provides strong leadership and legal advice. All four of his children and his wife have served on volunteer teams to Kithoka. John is a strong advocate for The Feeding Program. John freely gives time to the development of school facilities, publicity for KUEF and fund raising. John also serves on our finance committee.
Gary Mc Clusky, Treasurer
Gary McClusky retired from a career in Scientific Research and Management. He divides his time between Dexter, MI and Grand Rapids. Gary's journey to Kenya also began in 2003 and his commitment to the Kithoka community remains strong. Gary's financial and organizational skills have shaped KUEF. Gary has led numerous volunteer teams to Kenya with an emphasis on building partnerships. Gary has overseen the student scholarship program since it's inception and the development of school facilities. Fund raising is another monumental task Gary has taken on.
Alan Metz, Secretary
Alan Metz is a Veterinarian/Pathologist from Ann Arbor, MI. Al was introduced to Kithoka through a volunteer service trip. He has returned numerous times and in 2014 was invited to serve on the Board. Al's skills have led him to work closely with the development of the Science Labs at BLISS. He has interests in all things agricultural and biological. Al enjoys assisting with teaching Biology and interacting with Agriculture students and Farm Managers at Kenyan Primary and Secondary Schools.
Brian WArd, Board Member
Brian Ward, Board Member
Brian Ward, a Biotechnology Consultant and Scientist lives in Park City, UT. His first trip to Kenya was with his wife on a volunteer team in 2015. Brian joined the KUEF Board in 2016 and went on the 2016 Board member trip to Kenya. Brian enjoys teaching Labs on DNA in the secondary schools and building relationships with the Kithoka community. Brian returned with a Utah based volunteer team in 2017. Brian is an avid promoter and raises support for the work in Kenya.
Kenya Partners: Aaka Kenya
The secret of KUEF’s effectiveness? Kenyans make it happen! Strong Kenyan leadership is essential and significant. KUEF partners with the Kithoka community through AaKa Kenya.
This fifteen member CBO (Community Based Organization) registered with the Kenyan government provides direct supervision and accountability for all our work.