Our Board of Directors


The Africa America Higher Education Partnerships (AAHEP) board is a non-profit board of directors consisting of individuals of vision and wisdom — African and American academics and non-academics who agree that Africa’s passage to the future runs through women in science. They volunteer their energy and time towards African women’s education.


Pius Kamau, M.D.

Board of Directors

Anita Sanborn
Susan James Ph.D
Griff Kundahl
Kimon Valavanis Ph.D
Mark Perle

Advisory Board

Margaret Khaitsa Ph.D
David Carlson Ph.D
Peter Van Arsdale Ph.D
Mario Vidalon Ph.D
Dan Likaris

Wanjiku Kabira Ph.D
Margaret Hutchinson Ph.D
Octavian Gakuru Ph.D
Naomi Lumutenga
Juan Manuel Palomar MD

Why partner with AAHEP?

AAHEP is a 501(c) nonprofit organization that accepts tax-exempt financial contributions to defray students’ sponsorships and other efforts. Our mission relies on partners to further AAHEP’s mission.

Success Story

Meet Florence

Florence is a mechanical engineering scholar from East Africa and one of AAHEP's great success stories.

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Africa America Higher Education Partnerships

1411 S. Potomac Street, Suite 300, Aurora, Colorado USA 80012

(303) 751-0300