Stanley Mutunga PhD.



Stanley M. Mutunga, PhD, serves as President and CEO of Tumaini.  He and his wife Rose co-founded Tumaini International initially to serve the needs of AIDS orphans in Kenya...  Stanley spends about three months out of the year in Kenya and the rest in the USA as he serves as the CEO in both countries. Stanley and Rose have three grown sons, Jason, James and Jack. Among other experiences, Stanley has served in the Marketing Department with World Vision U.S.; obtained undergraduate and graduate degrees in various fields, including theology, Intercultural Studies & International Development. Stanley has taught at the university level in Africa, the USA, and Europe. He has also served as a church planter and minister in Kenya (both rural and in the urban city of Nairobi); and served as professor and Dean of Graduate schools, both in the USA and Kenya. Stanley is an avid mountain climber having summited Kilimanjaro twice!

Steven Dunham

Board Chairman


Steve Dunham learned of Tumaini International when he was on staff at Parkcrest Christian Church, and later hiked Mt. Kilimanjaro where he had an opportunity to view first hand the good work of Tumaini in Kenya. Currently, Steve owns an internet based business which supplies products to the hospitality industry, and also manages a portfolio of investment properties in Texas. He lives in Long Beach, California with his wife Ronda, and is the proud father of two adult sons and the grandfather of two amazing grandsons. Steve is excited to serve on the Board of Directors for Tumaini International and to use his abilities to help make a difference in the lives of African AIDS orphans and their extended communities.

Michael Sarne

Board Secretary

Michael Sarné is a Managing Director of Spiracle Technology in Los Alamitos, California. The organization develops, manufactures and sells respiratory products around the world.  Michael is a native Californian who loves to travel for both work and pleasure.  He respects and relishes the opportunities to travel abroad, meeting new people and cultures and getting out of the comfort zone.  Michael is active in his hometown of Long Beach as a high school coach and is involved in his local church. From his first vision trip to Kenya in 2007, Michael was drawn to helping make a positive impact on kids in Kenya and to providing some hope in helping spread the word that they are no longer forgotten.

Jack Mutuku


Jack lives in Long Beach, CA. He is the youngest son of Tumaini International Co-Founders, Stanley Mutunga and his wife Rose. Jack works as General Manager at PepsiCo overseeing beverage operations across the Central California Coast. Favorite Quote: "If you don't stand for something, you will fall for anything."

Christine Haley

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Christine Haley lives with her Husband and 7 children in Long Beach Ca.  Her family has had a heart for Tumaini since they were first introduced to the child sponsorship program in 2009.  A few years later, Christine headed to Kenya on a vision trip as part of a team from Parkcrest Christian Church. A week was spent learning and seeing firsthand how Tumaini is changing the lives of the children, families and towns that they are connected with.  Fast forward a few more years, and another completed vision trip, Christine is ready to do more in Kenya.  Humbled to be asked to serve Tumaini and looking forward to God using my gifts for his good.

Dr. Joe Cabaret


Doctor Cabaret is a native Californian who lived for many years in Italy and graduated medical school from the prestigious University of Bologna School of Medicine and Surgery. After returning to the United States, he completed his internal medicine internship and anesthesiology residency at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. After working for many years with elite athletes at the premier Kerlan-Jobe orthopedic sports medicine clinic in Los Angeles, he now lives and practices in Camarillo, California. Dr. Cabaret is President of the California Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, Instructor for the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, Mentor for residents and fellows at the North American Neuromodulation Society and for the Grand Canyon University Doctor of Nursing program, Peer Reviewer for multiple utilization review companies, Practice Monitor for the Medical Board of California, and Consultant and Speaker for the pharmaceutical industry. He has given multiple lectures on pain management and addiction medicine at scientific meetings and to the Medical Staffs at St. John’s Regional Medical Center and Community Memorial Hospital, and multiple presentations to the general public at Camarillo Health Care District. He is Founder and Director of the Pain Management Support Group and member of the Community Leaders Advisory Panel at Camarillo Health Care District and Volunteer Physician at the Westminster Free Clinic in Thousand Oaks. He is Founder of his own Interventional Pain Practice, Cofounder and Partner at Regenerative Medicine Specialists, and Cofounder and Chief Medical Officer at A Healing Place, in Camarillo, CA. He especially enjoys helping patients take charge of their pain, recover from addiction and other coexisting disorders, and lead full and rewarding lives. He lives with his wife, Dai, and dog, Zoe, in Camarillo, CA and is a group leader at BSF international and worships at Reality Ventura.

Chris Buege


Chris was first introduced to Tumaini International at Diamond Canyon Christian Church (Diamond Bar) where she sponsored her first Tumaini child.  Ten years later she made a Vision Trip to meet all her sponsored children.  After seeing her children, meeting several community based organizations, touring Tumaini Girls’ High School and visiting the medical clinic, Chris felt the calling to serve the organization in a greater way.  Chris is a license CPA who spent her career in finance, currently working for Capital Group, an international asset management company.  Chris lives in Lake Forest, California with her husband Byron.  Together, Chris and Byron are the proud parents of six children.  Chris is honored to serve on the Board of Directors wanting to use her gifts and resources to help make a difference in the lives of at-risk children in Kenya.