Our Team

Naomi’s Village Kenya Team

Bio photo

Bob and Julie Mendonsa

The Founders

Bob and Julie Mendonsa met in 1987 while attending Baylor University in Waco, TX. They graduated the next year, Bob with a B.S. in biology and Julie with a B.S. in secondary education.

Read full profile

Bio photo

Oscar Ogwang

Director of Administration

From 2004 to 2014, Oscar worked as the administrator at Bethany Kids, a medical ministry specializing in pediatric rehabilitative and corrective surgery, based in Kijabe Hospital.

Read full profile

Bio photo

Anne N’dungu

Director of Healthcare, Baby Care, and Catering

Anne lives in Maai Mahiu, is married to Nathan and has two grown boys, Robert and Francis. After high school, she joined Kijabe School of Nursing where she earned her basic nursing certificate.

Read full profile

Bio photo

Bonface Njoroge

Director of Caregiving, Outreach, and Activities

Bonface was born in Naivasha, but raised in Kijabe, a missionary center at the top of the hill above Naomi’s Village. He completed high school in Kijabe, then moved to Narok where he worked in a clothing boutique.

Read full profile

Bio photo

Flo Ouko

Director of Social Work

Flo has been at Naomi's Village since January 2011. She started as a house mom, then became a house mom supervisor, and eventually a social worker for Naomi's Village. She says for such a time as this, God has called her to be one amongst the many destined helpers of the loving, adorable children.

Naomi’s Village U.S. Team

Bio photo

Megan Haynes

Volunteer Coordinator

Megan was born and raised in McKinney, TX. After graduating from the University of North Texas, she moved up through management at a local Anthropologie store. There, she began to discover her passion for working with people, and gained skills in planning and coordinating.

Read full profile

Naomi’s Village Board of Directors

Bio photo

Rock and Suzanne King

Rock and Suzanne King currently reside in Van Alstyne, Texas where they own and operate an outpatient physical therapy and fitness facility. They became associated with Naomi’s Village after one of their three daughters, Jessie, spent time there as a long term volunteer. After seeing the amazing Kingdom work being done at Naomi's Village, they were compelled to do more than just participate.

Bio photo

Paul Slack

Paul is a serial entrepreneur and has started and run several businesses over the years. Paul and his wife Beth met Bob and Julie at the Village Church back in 2005, where they, along with their three children, still attend. Paul’s initial trip to Naomi’s Village was in February 2013 where he saw first-hand how God can take ordinary people out of the suburbs and use them in His redemptive work halfway around the world.

Bio photo

Leland McCluskey

Lee McCluskey is an orthopaedic surgeon from Columbus, GA. He has served at Kijabe Hospital in Kenya through Samaritan’s Purse numerous times and, along with his wife Suzanne, have served and supported Naomi’s Village from its inception. “I have seen first-hand the redemptive work happening at Naomi’s Village and recognize how unique the vision is for these children in Kenya. I am thrilled to serve on the Board and participate in the great work God is doing there.”

Bio photo

Deb Finley

Deb serves as a Teaching Director of a Community Bible Study class in the Dallas area. She has always been fascinated with Africa, and when Bob and Julie Mendonsa were in town, she invited them into her home to tell the Naomi’s Village story to her friends and family. She and her husband, Dave, decided to sponsor a young girl with big dreams. As she learned more about the work, Deb felt the call to go visit. With one of her sons and a group of friends old and new, she traveled to beautiful Kenya to serve and play at Naomi’s Village.

For questions about donating or volunteering, visit our contact page.