Miti Health is a multidisciplinary team of professionals with extensive experience working in the health sector in East Africa.  We are passionate about impact and innovative delivery models to improve healthcare in the region, and we leverage technology for this purpose.

Our Team


Jennifer Stutsman

Jennifer StutsmanManaging Director

Jennifer leads Miti Health’s day-to-day operations and strategic direction from the organization’s headquarters in Kisumu, Kenya. She was previously based in Arusha, Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya as Miti Health’s Tanzania country director and East Africa program manager, respectively, where she supported the launch of the company’s initial platform. Jennifer has also led operations and business development for non-profit architecture firm MASS Design Group in Rwanda; managed marketing and communications for a smart grid software company in California; and served as the U.S. Department of Energy’s press secretary during the Obama Administration’s first term in office. Jennifer graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania.


Mike Jurka

Mike JurkaTechnology Director

Mike leads technology development for Miti Health. Previously, he worked as a software engineer at Google, where he was a member of the team that built and maintained the Android operating system. Mike also worked as a software engineer and interaction designer for Bump Technologies, which was acquired by Google in 2010, and he has worked with the Genetic Information Research Institute as a software engineer. He holds a bachelors in computer science and electrical engineering from UC Berkeley and an M.Sc in Computer Science from the University of Toronto.

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Dorcas MasatiaOperations Director

Dorcas manages operations for Miti part-time and will be moving to the team full-time as we begin to scale. She serves as the Senior Associate for Programming and Data Management at Evidence Action and previously led research and development for the operations team of Dispensers for Safe Water. She also has experiencing managing field and data teams, conducting data analysis in STATA, and building field systems in Open Data Kit. Dorcas holds a Masters of Science in Public Health and Community Development from Maseno Unviversity.



Thomas WalichiewiczDesign

Thomas focuses on the user experience and design of Miti Health. An advocate of rigorous testing, creative design, and personalized technology, he tailors Miti Health’s core product for our users. Thomas has conducted numerous IRB-approved research studies for U.C. Davis and San José State University, which led him to investigate ways of improving user experience by integrating intuitive design and psychological analysis. He graduated with a B.S. in Psychology from San José State University.

Founding Team and Board


Jessica Vernon

Jessica Vernon

Jessica is a co-founder of Miti Health and current medical student at Stanford Medical School. She led the initial team from idea stage through subscription revenue, including building the business model, supporting technology development, and garnering broad support for the concept. Previously, Jessica served on the leadership team of the Dispensers for Safe Water Program at Innovations for Poverty Action as the program grew to serve half a million people in Kenya. She also worked with UCSF in Kenya; an innovative healthcare clinic in South Africa as a Fulbright Scholar; and Lyra Health, a venture-backed health technology company in the US. Jessica graduated from Stanford University Phi Beta Kappa with honors in Economics.


Tammy Guo

Tammy Guo

As a co-founder of Miti Health, Tammy led the development of the core product and worked closely with initial users to design a software application specifically to meet the needs of Kenya’s chemists. She is currently a consultant with Boston Consulting Group, and previously she served as Finance Director of Jacaranda Health in Kenya. Tammy has also worked with the Lawrence Institute for Globally Transformative Technologies, Omidyar Network, and World Health Partners. Tammy received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University and her MBA and Masters of Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley.



Benjamin Jenson

As a co-founder of Miti Health, Benjamin led business development and conducted market research in Kenya. Benjamin currently serves as a consultant in Seattle with Camber Collective. He has a BA from Pomona College and received his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He spent a year in Hong Kong as a Fulbright Scholar and a second year volunteering in Latin America. Benjamin spent the next three years building a crowd-funding platform for international NGOs called, where he evaluated hundreds of NGOs in 20 countries and led design and implementation of a mobile application to collect information about the impact of non-profits.


Margaret Mumbi Mongare

Margaret Mumbi Mongare

Margaret was part of Miti Health’s founding team, advancing a range of special projects. She previously researched cancer treatment methods at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT. Margaret has also worked with Dalberg Research, where she led research in Ghana and Nigeria to assess the role of management education in inspiring local entrepreneurship. Margaret cofounded the grassroots non-profit Masomo Mashinani, which provides academic support and scholarships for students in Nairobi. Margaret is a medical student at the Stanford School of Medicine and holds a degree in Biochemistry and Economics from Smith College.


Nick Singer

Nick SingerGlobal Business Development

Nicholas leads business development efforts for Miti Health in the US. He previously worked at Mobius Motors in Kenya, where he was responsible for strategy development and execution of their supply chain. He also worked with Technoserve in Swaziland developing cost reduction and market linkage projects for rural farmers. Nick graduated from the University of Maryland with degrees in Marketing and Supply Chain Management (Summa Cum Laude) and spent two years at Deloitte Consulting. He is currently a student at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.