President and CFO - Joseph Odhiambo
Joseph Odhiambo was born and raised in Nairobi Kenya and he has lived in Colorado since 2001. Joseph earned his MBA in 2015 with a robust career in Finance and Accounting departments of various organizations including corporate as well as large nonprofit entities. ” He also loves philanthropy and serves on the Denver Sister Cities International Organization as chair of the Nairobi Committee. He is the President and CFO of Scope International and leads the transition for managing change in a visionary manner on behalf of all those supported by SCOPE to honor its ongoing work in Kenya.
Board Chairman - Robert Olonde
Rob Olonde Space System Engineer
Rob was born and raised in Kenya, before moving to Sacramento, California at the age of 19. He later joined the United States Air Force where he proudly served for 9 years. Rob and his wife Raquel currently live in Centennial Colorado.
Rob has a passion for humanitarian Issues, civil rights, and Mama Africa. He identifies as a world political and news Junkie, and appreciates different cultures, languages and food. He is well traveled and also an entrepreneur. He has degrees in Space Systems, and Political Science from American Military University. He currently works as a Space Systems Engineer.
Secretary – Bracey Ogwel
Bracey Ogwel, Business Analyst
Bracey Ogwel, was born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya until 3 years ago when she relocated to Colorado, USA. She is a professional business analyst and the Secretary of the SCOPE Board. She is passionate about reading and writing short blogs, and her hobbies include traveling, exploring new places, rock climbing, and blogging.
Executive Director & Chief Librarian – Tamara
Tamara has a Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of Denver with a specialty in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine, Mathematics).
Tamara is a full-spectrum geek, dork, & international Renaissance person motivated to inspire and ignite people within all communities to the highest and best. She grew up in a remote rural farming village in western New York state where she learned how to kindly and compassionately support others from all perspectives and backgrounds. Tamara has worked with Intellectually and Developmentally Disabled (IDD) (retrieved from https://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/factsheets/idds) individuals and has family members who experience IDD. While completing her undergraduate studies, Tamara completed an internship and worked with IDD children and their families and developed training materials and communication tools for all the volunteers at the JCAHO accredited Hillside Children’s Center (established in 1886 retrieved from https://www.hillside.com) in western New York state while she was an undergraduate where she earned her bachelor’s degree: ‘Affliction and Adjustment in Interdisciplinary Studies.’
Tamara is honored to perform international consulting work in compliance and organization work in the private and public sectors (such as aviation, law, health and human services, retail and an array or industries…serving in a graduate school internship at Molson Coors Brewing Company serving in international compliance standards in eastern Europe, Asia, and an array of American countries). Tamara was awarded a Graduate International Grant (DU-GIG) from the University of Denver while completing her graduate school studies allowing the honor to train and serve in Kenya. Tamara studied with Dr. Peter Johan Lor (the University of Pretoria South Africa in International and Comparative Librarianship). Tamara serves on the Nairobi Committee with Denver Sister Cities International as the Program Manager on Library and Cultural Exchange Committee (since 2014), working between Colorado and Kenya. She has completed coursework in sustainability policies and practices. Tamara is passionate about the United Nations Sustainable Goals (https://sdgs.un.org/goals) particularly related to literacy, food security, and mental health. She strives every day in every way to create a world that is a better, more sustainable place. Tamara is deeply passionate about lifelong continual learning which fosters supportive continuous connections for all. She is inspired by many, one of which is Earl Nightingale: ‘Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.’
Board Member – Michael Goebel – Board Advisor
Michael Goebel, CEO
Michael (Mike) Goebel serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Parker Adventist Hospital since June 2018. Prior to joining Parker Adventist Hospital, Mike served as CEO of Adventist Medical Center, Hinsdale and Adventist Medical Center, La Grange in Illinois. He was instrumental in the integration of the two facilities, driving the concept of a one hospital, two campus philosophy. He guided Hinsdale to numerous recognitions, most notably the 2017 – 100 Top Hospital designation by Truven Analytics.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Union College in Lincoln, Neb. and a Master of Business Administration from Keller Graduate School of Management in Chicago, Ill. He and his wife, Lori, have two adult daughters, Lauren, a graduate of Andrews University working in consulting and McKenzie, a graduate of Denver University and the University of North Carolina, working in sports psychology.