Winning and dedicated team


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GAIL SEALEY, FOUNDER & president

is a retired United Nations Official and the mother of Shikuri Sealy, after whom The Shikuri Project is named. Gail has had a 20 year career with the United Nations in International Development, including serving as Senior Advisor for Institutional Development with the World Health Organization/Pan American Health Organization from2006 -2008.


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Foulata Kwena, Vice Chairperson

Works for The Kenya Children Sickle Cell Foundation Nairobi, Kenya KCSCF PROGRAM. Promoting awareness of sickle cell disease in communities and among the health care professionals; Linking people living with SCD to services and information. Promoting practical and policy measures to integrate SCD and other blood relate diseases in the Ministries budget and planning Capacity building of the Ministry and health officials to deal with people living with SCD and other blood related disorders. Mapping out areas prevalent with sickle cell disease in Kenya. Provision of basic preventive medication and Mosquito nets to affected people/areas.


Krista O'Connell, Graphic & WEb designer

Works for a marketing and Graphic Design company in Pleasantville, NY, in addition to helping with the marketing and web materials for The Shikuri Project. Has worked at many different companies and has gained significant experience. This experience includes: working in publishing, non-profit, marketing/advertising, in house design including consumer products, branding and collateral. Received a Bachelors of Arts in Graphic Design and a professional certification in Digital and Web Design.