Meet Our Staff

Co-Founder Melissa

Melissa Menke

Co-founder and CEO

Melissa is a social entrepreneur living in Nairobi as Founder of Access Afya, an innovative healthcare company bringing primary care clinics to the slums using a community focused, self-sustaining model. Melissa’s career started in international development, where she worked on community development and health programs in Kenya and Jordan. Later, she became interested in addressing poverty and inequality on a systematic level and studied social enterprise and finance while obtaining her Masters in Public Service from New York University. While in New York, Melissa worked in economic development consulting and renewable energy finance.

She co-founded Access Afya in May 2012 and raised seed funding, hired a Kenyan team, established a pilot, and is working on growing the organization. Her work has been recognized by the William James Foundation’s Sustainable Business Plan Competition, the Cartier Women’s Initiative, and Village Capital. Melissa is also a board member for the Young Women Social Entrepreneurs Nairobi, which holds events showcasing and networking women in business.

Vincent Speaking- AIIMS

Vincent Mutugi

Clinical Director

Vincent Mutugi is a Clinical Officer with experience running medical programs from slums to the rural, northern regions of Kenya. He is interested in health technologies, comprehensive care, and patient satisfaction in care. Vincent leads clinical quality and operations at Access Afya. He represented Access Afya at the All Institute of Medical Sciences in India, speaking on its community-based, primary care model.

Joan Dommy Outside

Clinical Team

Our dedicated clinical staff run the mini-clinic, consulting with patients, marketing our services, and explaining the importance of holistic health care. A clinic is run by one clinical officer, a lab or pharmaceutical technician, and one community health worker. The Clinical Director rotates between sites, ensuring consistency and leading team discussions. The community health worker is an individual who grew up near the clinic and assists with outreach, follow-up, education, and record taking.

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.