Executive Board of Directors
Our Leadership Team at the P.A.K.E.M.A Mentorship Alliance is comprised of a committed P.A.K.E.M.A Team Volunteers who fully serve our organization as:
(1) Board of Directors and as (2) P.A.K.E.M.A Ambassadors in regions where we undertake our operations
Ms. Okoth is currently ORISE research fellow participating in malaria research at the U.S. Food & Drug Administration and a recent Class of 2017 Masters of Science graduate at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health with focus on Malaria Research and also champions in global & public health. Ms. Okoth graduated from Thomas More College Class of 2012 with undergraduate degrees in biology Pre-Medicine, Cellular & Molecular Biology Concentration and Chemistry. All the experiences she has had throughout her life journey while growing up in Nairobi and Kisumu Cities Kenya, her educational pursuits and the wonderful mentors and mentees that she has acquired in her life helped inspire the foundation and existence of P.A.K.E.M.A Mentorship Initiative. With the like minds, passionate CHANGE MAKERS and determined members she has in her team, supporters and all those who strongly believe in P.A.K.E.M.A Mission and Vision Statements, Ms. Okoth therefore sees P.A.K.E.M.A evolving into a Mentorship Tree whose roots and branches will spread throughout Kenya, Africa and around the World, as the 21st century Mentorship Movement bringing about CHANGE to the World. Winter is on Twitter and Facebook @WinterOkoth
Mrs. Angela Billiter
Board Member - Treasurer
Mrs. Billiter serves as the Treasurer for Earl Franks Sons/Daughters, her family owned business operated in Northern Kentucky since 1969. She also serves as a director on the boards of the family owned and operated businesses of Earl Franks & Sons, Madison Sanders LLC, and Green Road LLC along with her five brothers and one sister. Angie is a registered RTRP (Registered Tax Return Preparer) preparing tax returns for over 25 years. She stays active in the community through her volunteerism with Covington Rotary and Behringer-Crawford Museum. Her duties with Rotary include Sergeant at Arms. As a Trustee with Behringer-Crawford Museum, she serves on multiple committees including Finance, Fundraising, and the Two Headed Calf Event. She also chairs the Public Relations/Marketing Committee. Angie and her husband Charlie taught karate lessons through Kenton Community Education programs for over 30 years. They are both avid street and mountain bicyclers in Northern Kentucky and they have two children and one granddaughter.
Ms. Alana Jackson
Board Member & PAKEMA Ambassador - USA
Ms. Alana Jackson is from Grand Rapids, MN and is currently attending medical school at the University of Minnesota – Duluth. Before medical school, Alana received a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Iowa State University. During college she was involved in many clubs and organizations as well as biochemical research. It was during college that she developed a keen interest in mentorship, as it was very instrumental to her own successes. The Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology department at Iowa State created a nurturing environment that focused on individual and group mentorship. As a beneficiary of mentorship, she realized the importance of mentoring young students and continued to do so during college. P.A.K.E.M.A. presented a perfect opportunity for Alana to continue her passion for mentorship after graduating from college. Alana became a P.A.K.E.M.A. Ambassador in the fall of 2013, working to develop the Health Education and Mentorship curricula. She was blessed with the opportunity to implement both curricula in Kenya summer 2014. She hopes to continue to give back to her community by motivating and supporting students from around the world. She is grateful to be a member of the P.A.K.E.M.A team, and she is excited to be involved in making the P.A.K.E.M.A vision become a reality.
Ms. Robin Sautter
Board Member - Secretary
Originally from Lanesboro, MN, Ms. Sautter is currently a medical student at the University of Minnesota with the goal of becoming a full-spectrum family physician. Before attending medical school, she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry, Cell, and Molecular Biology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from Drake University. Robin enjoyed mentoring youth during her junior and senior years of high school but truly began to understand the importance of providing guidance and support to others through her involvement in Big Brothers Big Sisters during her undergraduate education. Additionally, she has also benefitted from years of mentorship during her academic course work and scientific research for which she is very thankful for those who helped her along the way. After graduating from Drake University, Robin taught English in Taipei City, Taiwan for one year before returning to the United States pursue her medical degree. When Winter approached Robin with the vision of a mentorship organization, Robin was elated to be a part of such a wonderful vision. Robin hopes to continue motivating and supporting students around the world through the P.A.K.E.M.A. organization, and she looks forward to bringing positive change into communities through the powerful act of mentorship.
Dr. Jeanne-Marie Tapke, PhD
Board Member - Vice-Chairperson
Dr. Tapke is the founder and principal of Tapke Leadership Solutions, a consulting firm specializing in management development, leadership coaching and strategic planning of human resources. Dr. Tapke currently works with a variety of businesses and organizations to develop and retain effective leaders, enhance performance and job satisfaction and manage change. In addition to her work as a management consultant, she has a long history of service to the Greater Cincinnati Community. She has been the President of the Board of Directors of Catholic Social Services, a board member for the St. Elizabeth Healthcare Foundation, the Vice Chairperson of the Board of the Women's Crisis Center and she is the first female Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of Thomas More College. Dr. Tapke is married to Richard H. Tapke and the mother of 3 children.
Ms. Jackline Dudi
P.A.K.E.M.A Resource Center for Learning Manager
Ms. Jackline Dudi is from Kisumu, Kenya. She is pursuing her studies in Management at the Kenya Institute of Management with great interests and focus on Project Leadership, Office Management & Human Resource, Business Law, Business Accounting & Business Communication, etc. As from 2014, Jackline is serving as the volunteer manager at the P.A.K.E.M.A Resource Center for Learning in Kisumu Kenya where she will continue overseeing P.A.K.E.M.A Projects going on at the grassroots; she also serves as representative board member in Kenya. She is very passionate about youth and women empowerment and she highly participated in community service, volunteerism and also continues to serve as a mentor to her fellow students at her former high school. As one of the P.A.K.E.M.A Ambassadors, Jackline is therefore very passionate about the P.A.K.E.M.A Mentorship Alliance programs and has been volunteering since the beginning. As the P.A.K.E.M.A Resource Center for Learning Manager, she looks forward to continuously utilizing her management skills in business law, public relations, project leadership, trainings, and communication as well as engaging in teamwork to help in achieving the P.A.K.E.M.A Mentorship Alliance goals, mission and vision.