Clare Makumi – Bio
Executive Director

Dr. Clare Wanjohi Makumi has over 20-years’ experience in Healthcare and is currently a Medical Affairs Scientist at GlaxoSmithKline, Research Triangle Park, USA. She earned her Doctorate in Pharmacy from Howard University, her MBA in HealthCare Administration and Marketing from Wake Forest University, and her B.Sc Pharmacy from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA.  Clare’s expertise in Healthcare and Public Health spans a wide range from working with patients on preventative and therapeutic interventions, to enabling the submission and approval of medicines, and finally ensuring that medical communications provided to patients and healthcare practitioners for medicines is understandable, scientifically appropriate, and balanced. Clare continues to be an author of scientific manuscripts/publications on different therapeutic areas and is one of the founding members of the GlaxoSmithKline Global Diaspora Forum which focuses on the public health aspect of improving health care and encouraging sustainable talent development in developing countries. Clare has a passion for mentoring, coaching and enabling others to believe in their very best selves. Clare encourages people to work around seemingly difficult boundaries and is a firm believer in that the whole is much larger than the sum of its parts. Clare was born and raised in Kenya until the completion of high school and continues to collaborate with colleagues in the diaspora and in Kenya to bridge the cultural divide. She is constantly amazed at the passion for people to give back. Clare is a volunteer and has sat on Boards and Steering committees across several countries and is continuously learning. MoGH is a worthy organization whose members are fun, dedicated and give from the heart!

Clare lives in Raleigh with her husband and two children; she considers herself an introvert, who’s great at extroverting when needed.