Meet Our Board of Directors

Kathy Kohl

Founder & Executive Director

Kathy is one of the founders, she oversees the administration, programs, budgeting, and plans for the U.S. and Kenya organizations, including community outreach, fundraising, and management. She owns KK Photography, is very active with Explore Waterford, and was on the board for Life Choices. She is married to Dave and has two sons. In 1999, she began a relationship with Jesus. Her passion for helping local and global charities led to a 2017 trip to Kenya. That is when she first met Nicole, Tom, and Raymond.

David D. Kohl


Dave assists with fundraising planning and execution. He has 25 years in the manufacturing industry and is a Six Sigma black belt. He is an expert at waste removal and streamlining processes. Dave loves ice fishing on the frozen lakes of Wisconsin. He is married to Kathy Kohl, and they have two adult sons. They are blessed to have great friends and family.

Jenifer Loew


Jenifer Loew is thrilled to be called into ministry thru Changing A Destiny. We are excited she has excepted the treasurer position, along with handling our donor accounts. Jenifer owned Martinson Ins for 30 years. She gave her life to Jesus at the young age of 12. She has been married to Patrick Loew for 22 years and has two grown children. She loves to sing and being of assistance to others.

Shawn Whitman

Event Coordinator

Shawn has been working as a Speech Pathologist in the schools since 1998 helping numerous children with speech and language impairments. Shawn has been called to help Changing A Destiny for the past 3 years with fundraising projects. We are excited that she has accepted the title of Event Coordinator. She grew up in church and accepted Jesus at a young age. She has been married to Jim Whitman for 31 years and they have 4 children and 2 grandchildren. She loves to spend time with her family and traveling.

Nicole Atieno

Founder, President (Kenya/Community Based Organization)

Nicole’s role is to maintain communication and network with her community and coordinate projects in Kenya for the land purchase and building construction. She is in daily prayer for the organization’s staff, volunteers, goals, and activities. When the school building project is completed, she will teach and oversee school activities and serve as pastor for church services on Sundays. She is a mentor and friend to women in their spiritual journeys. Nicole is married to Tom Mboya, and they have five children, including Raymond, who they brought home from an orphanage in 2017.

Tom Mboya

Vice Chairman (Kenya/Community Based Organization)

A born-again Christian, his goal in life is to positively impact lives. Tom was instrumental in obtaining our charity’s registration certificate. When the school is completed, he will be the school’s land keeper and maintenance man. A driver for a building company in Kenya by trade, Tom is involved in board decisions and is very supportive of Nicole as they work to help the under privileged in their community. Tom has been happily married to Nicole Atieno for 10 years.

Ken Oimo

Secretary (Kenya/Community Based Organization)

Ken has done so much to create a better future for Kenyans who are in need. His role is to help organize projects and maintain documentation for Changing a Destiny in Kenya. He is involved in decision-making for the future of CAD, attending meetings for land purchases, building efforts and other activities. He is married to Linet Akoth and works for a pharmaceutical company in Kenya.