Kaite Mbayo ‘Executive Director’
Kaite B. Mbayo is the founder of DOMH. She has extensive experience working to respond to refugee needs. With 5+ years of experience working as a caseworker and interpreter in Lexington, Kentucky. Kaite was raised in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In 2002, she left her home country and ultimately became a refugee in Zimbabwe, where she lived for four years. As a community leader, representative of the Congolese community in Tongogara refugee camp; working in relief efforts with UNHCR and World Vision to respond to various health and human service needs. Kaite resettled to Lexington, Kentucky 2006. She worked for a number of years at local refugee resettlement efforts, shepherding fellow refugees on their journey to a new home in the United Sates. In 2011 she received the Kentucky Colonel award bestowed by the Governor of Kentucky. Kaite is a published author, a public speaker, a community leader, and an activist.
Sara Kauffman ‘Chief Financial Officer’
Sara is an experienced, results-driven executive, experienced in working with companies and individuals to define their organizational goals and strategies and translate them into action points and deliverables for their teams. Her areas of proficiency include human resources, strategy and policy development, trust and corporate governance, legal administration and compliance, and family education.
Most recently, Sara was a founding member and Chief Operating Officer of a US single family office for eight years. She holds a Master’s in Business Administration with a Human Resources emphasis from Campbellsville University and her Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification. Sara holds a Kentucky real estate associate license. She and her husband are real estate investors, rehabbing and flipping distressed properties in the Central Kentucky region. Her four children are her pride, joy and reason she works hard to succeed every day, and she enjoys traveling with her family. Her time is also spent volunteering at her church.
Yamukumba Mbayo ‘Assistant Director’