Pauline Otieno Kibisu is so excited to be a K-NADSk member, and more so in the pioneering group, I am humbled and consider it a great privilege to serve in the leadership team. Pauline joined K-NADS because the mission and vision resonated with me, I am passionate about empowering women; and how best than through a Sacco? Apart from that, Sacco’s are dear to my heart, given that my mother belonging to one enabled her to educate all her children.
Pauline serves on several nonprofits and is currently the 2nd Vice President, medical mission vice and committee member of Academic excellence youth and women empowerment (IHOPEE). She is a treasurer for United African Investment Club and a committee member of Jazanda sisters’ group both in Austin. Pauline serves in both the Women’s ministry and service team at Freedom church of Round Rock, which is actively involved in community volunteering in the city of Round Rock, Texas. In the past, she also served on the PTA of her children’s schools as well as in the annual health fairs.
Pauline has a Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) and is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP-BC) who consults with physiatry. A native of Kenya, she completed her diplomas in nursing and midwifery at Cecily McDonnel Nairobi hospital school of nursing and Mater hospital respectively, undergraduate education Jacksonville University, Florida and graduate education, and a DNP in Health System Leadership are both from Chamberlain College of Nursing. Pauline was an ICU charge nurse at North Austin Medical Center & UCLA and held leadership roles at Baylor S &W, Temple, Cornerstone hospital, and Brotman Medical center. Certifications include FNP-BC, MSRN, BLS, ACLS, and Six Sigma Lean management. As a leader increased patient and satisfaction and staff satisfaction and decreased turnover. Achieved recognition by the American Heart Association stroke gold Plus quality achievement award and certification as a renal transplant center. As an administrative representative of the CAUTI committee, she helped formulate a nurse-driven protocol that dropped urinary infection by greater than 50% saving the unit large dollars.
My 5-year vision for K-NADS is ensuring that it stays the stellar Sacco standing for the face of Kenya, that goes above and beyond to provide excellent services to diaspora women using current continuous quality improvement processes. Pauline knows what truly drives conversions, and it’s not just recruiting Sacco members. It’s how well you link with the heart-beating individuals you’re trying to service and interconnect your understanding back to them. My goal is to serve the members like they are my mother or sister, there is nothing better and more fulfilling than that!