About Us


Khaliah A. Johnson, MD
Founder and Executive Director

Khaliah Johnson first traveled to the village of Kalimani in 1999, as an undergraduate studying abroad through the School for International Training. Her life was forever impacted by witnessing the strength of Kalimani's women, and the importance of the health center in the community. She is a pediatrician, mother, and advocate who maintains a steadfast commitment to serving the underserved and caring for communities. Dr. Johnson resides in Atlanta, GA.


Josephine Mailu
Project Director

Josephine Mailu is the founding nurse of the Kalimani Health Center. She has resided in the village of Kalimani her entire life and is seen in the community as an advisor, elder, mother, grandmother, and unwavering change agent. Mrs. Mailu has directed the health center's clinical services and outreach for 20 years. She oversees the on-the-ground work of We are Wendo.

Milly Mukai Mailu - Administrative Coordinator

Milly is a nurse with community health expertise, who was born and raised in Kalimani. She supports logistics for the Wendo Project, which ensures for its continued forward momentum. Milly's kind nature and pure heart embody the love of Wendo. She resides in Mombasa, Kenya.


Kemie Nix - Principal Advisor

Kemie Nix founded the non-profit, Children's Literature for Children (CLC) in 1986 and served as its director for many years. The purpose of this non-profit is to get books into the hands of children worldwide who need them. CLC has distributed over 2 million books around the world, including in hospitals and clinics. Kemie provides high-level advice and oversight on the non-profit operations of Wendo. She resides in Atlanta, GA.