Dianna Fondo MPH, Msc, PM Consultant/ Grant Writer Youth
Dianna Kageni Fondo was born in Kenya before migrating to Canada 9 years ago with her husband Timothy Fondo and they have one son. She has more than a decade of remarkable professional work experience and leadership in public health and community development programs both in Canada and Africa. Dianna is currently working as a program consultant with Alberta Health Services. Previously she was the Executive Director for Edmonton Multicultural Coalition for four years and also worked with Canadian Red Cross as a program coordinator. Also Dianna is a board member of several organizations. She currently serves as the secretary of the board of the Association of Kenyans in Alberta (AKA), a board member for Woman Arise, and volunteer with several organizations including HIV Edmonton and Canadian Hearts Across Borders Association. Dianna holds a Master’s degree in Public Health (MPH) from the University of Alberta, and Master of Science from Jomo Kenyatta University. She also has Bachelor’s degree in Education with focus on Home Economics from Kenyatta University and a Certificate in Project Management from North America Institute of Technology (NAIT).
Before she migrated to Canada as a professional skilled worker, Dianna worked at senior management positions with the United Nations and other major international not-for-profit organizations in Africa. Over the years, she has worked to engage and support communities in overcoming socio-economic and cultural differences through public health and community development interventions that have a positive impact. Dianna has been actively involved in programs that support the settlement and integration of the marginalized immigrants and refugees in Edmonton and has championed the empowerment processes for women and girls. Her work is driven by her passion for advancing equality and equity for women and marginalized people. Dianna left a legacy of young and dedicated leader in Africa. She was the founder of a community-based organization called Magumoni Women AIDS and Poverty Eradication Initiative (MWAPEI) in Kenya, an organization that champions the advancement of women’s health and poverty issues. She was the first young lady to be appointed as Chair of the Board of Directors for a high school and a member of District Education Development Board in Eastern province of Kenya.
In recognition of her community service, Dianna received a prestigious Afro-Canadian Heroes Community Woman of the year award from Diversity Magazine, Edmonton in October 2015. Her years of professional and community work, and the leadership skills she has attained, has been instrumental in addressing community development and health issues. She says, “My life, with these experiences and skills, is incredibly fulfilling, and yet, I have discovered there is even more that I can do to see a socio-economically-empowered community free from poverty and disease”
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