Meet Our Staff


Melissa Menke

Co-founder and CEO

Melissa is based in Nairobi and leads Access Afya full time. She brings a combination of experience from the international development and finance sectors. She has lived in worked in multiple countries, from working on community health projects in Jordan to renewable energy finance deals in New York City. Melissa is a social entrepreneur who has led NYU’s Microfinance Institution, won Access Afya a spot in the inaugural Village Capital Nairobi Program, and spoke at multiple universities in Kenya on social enterprise.


Carolyne Mwakuwa

Clinical Manager

Carolyne is a clinical nurse by training and holds a Masters in Public Health from Moi University. She brings experience from various community health and nursing postings and from the private healthcare sector managing clinics and coordinating care.

Joan Dommy Outside

Clinical Staff

Our dedicated clinical staff run the mini-clinic, consulting with patients, marketing our services, and explaining the importance of holistic health care. A mini-clinic is run by one nurse, one clinical officer, and one community health worker, who grew up near the clinic and has a history of home-based education and mobilization.

Duncan at the Clinic

Duncan Goldie-Scot

Co-founder and Director

Duncan brings experience growing multiple ventures including Musoni, the first 100% cashless microfinance institution. Duncan is also Director of Mission Markets, a New York-based marketplace for impact investing and sits of on the board of the Microfinance Club of New York.