Born and raised in Kenya, Eliud Imbuye has a master’s degree in Economics from Portland State University. He has almost 20 years’ experience creating efficiencies in the areas of systems development and analytics for a variety of companies. He is a Business Systems Analyst at Bonneville Power Administration and previously worked for Visa and IBM.
President and Afrika Liaison
Marlene Anderson, MA, MSW is a co-founder of the Imani Project. She is Executive Director and President of the Board. Along with Francis Kahindi and the African Volunteers she has worked for the past 14 years developing the Imani Project into a highly successful, creative, and innovative model for the caring and support of HIV/AIDS orphans, and HIV/AIDS survivors, and HIV/AIDS education, awareness and prevention in the rural villages on the coast of Kenya. Marlene has a Masters Degree in Biology from Indiana University, and an Masters in Social Work from University of Michigan. She is in private practice in Portland, Oregon.
Anne Draper has been an enthusiastic supporter of the Imani Project for several years. Anne has served on the boards of Unitarian churches and other not-for-profit organizations. She has a master’s degree in management from the Atkinson School at Willamette University and has been a manager at Bonneville Power Administration for many years.
Dana’s interest in the Imani Project began in 2008. That summer, she has the wonderful experience to going to Kenya with Marlene to help teach classes on HIV/AIDS awareness. Dana has a Masters degree in education and taught in public schools in Oregon for 34 years. In retirement she volunteers with the Portland Food Project, Make-A-Wish Oregon and her church.
Beth spent a part of her formative years living in a small village in Kenya where her father was a secondary school teacher. She attended Nairobi Primary School for 3 years. After settling in Oregon where she completed high school Elizabeth completed a degree in Chemistry from Pacific University. She spent several years as an analytical chemist before moving into research and development for a major semiconductor company. She retired in 2014 after 31 years with the company.
Beth has traveled extensively over the years and returned to Kenya with The Imani Project to volunteer with medical clinics. She has been to all 7 continents. Elizabeth is an avid photographer, volunteers with Hospice, and loves to cycle.