Jahera Otieno

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Jahera Otieno


What inspires me: Doing work that fosters equity and impact

I do what I do because: I want to create spaces, places, and opportunities where people feel seen, heard, loved, and valued

I think the world would be better if: more people quietly listened and gave love

Core Expertise: 

  • Program design and implementation
  • Equitable capacity building
  • Human-centered design
  • Program evaluation
  • Strategy design and implementation

As a senior consultant, Jahera supports organizations and foundations by co-creating, designing, and carrying out programs to drive strategic growth and implement effective organizational change. Jahera brings deep knowledge and expertise in racial and health equity, community engagement, facilitation, and capacity building. She is a certified program manager and excels in defining goals, leveraging data to develop thoughtful and impactful recommendations, and managing strategy implementation.

Before joining Community Wealth Partners, Jahera was the founder and principal consultant with PAYO Collaborative, where she worked with U.S. and international nonprofit organizations to address critical challenges by providing a targeted and customized package of services that drive organizational and programmatic growth, change, and implementation. Before founding PAYO, Jahera worked for numerous U.S. and international nonprofits to design and develop impactful and creative public health programs and initiatives focused on women, infants, and children’s health.

Jahera has an MPH in Health Policy and Management from Boston University School of Public Health and a BS in Nutritional Science from Cornell University.



jotieno [at] communitywealth [dot] com

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