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Hellen Ndungu-Thara

Senior Grants Manager

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Hellen, a seasoned Grants Manager joined the Center in September 2021. She is part of the Business Office team who oversee finances and grants administration. With a background as a Grants and Contracts Financial Administrator at Penn and eight years as an Accountant at a Philadelphia nonprofit, she brings a wealth of experience. Holding a BS in Accounting from West Chester University, Hellen is a versatile professional.

Beyond her career, Hellen is a dedicated gymnastic and cheer mom, immersing herself in the vibrant world of competitions. Her weekends are filled with cheers and flips as she passionately supports her daughter’s athletic pursuits.

Hellen lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia with her husband and daughter. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, the beach and traveling.