About the Author


Rich Godfrey is a practicing surgical oncologist with a focus on breast disease. His international work includes Nepal, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Kenya, Tanzania, and Sierra Leone. He participates in a hospital building project with Matibabu Foundation-Kenya and TIBA, two NGOs striving to empower rural, hard-to-reach, and vulnerable communities. He has developed friendships and lasting relationships in rural communities and his experiences give him respect for the Kenyan people and an appreciation of their unique story.


Stateside, Godfrey is Executive Director for a non-profit Graduate Medical Education program for Surgical Residents and practices at Alameda County Medical Center. Serving on the Board of Directors for several organizations, he has gained insight into the success and failures of NGOs and non-profits throughout the world.


An author of many scientific papers and one novel, he is a home apiarist in California and pursues a nascent honey-making business in the western region of Kenya near Lake Victoria.

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.

-African Proverb