KAYA advances client and community capacity towards equitable outcomes.


KAYA strategik is a women and minority business enterprise (WMBE) with over 15 years of experience in capacity building, inclusive engagement, project management, program development, facilitation, strategic planning, implementation and resource alignment.

Photography courtesy of Naomi Ishisaka.


Cherry Cayabyab, MPA

Owner & Principal

Vanesa Gutierrez

Associate Manager

Devon Abdallah, PhD

Senior Data Research Associate

seema bahl, Ma

Project Associate

liliana benavides

Project Associate

kassa kachara

Project Associate

katherine ma

Project Associate

phung nguyen, mph

Project Associate

lalita uppala

Project Associate

hassan wardhere

Project Associate

Amanda Mancenido, MPH

Project Associate

KAYA is accepting letters of interest and qualifications for the following opportunities on a rolling basis. Hires are contractual and based on current project type, needs and timeline. 


  • Associate Manager

  • Cultural Community Liaison

  • Data and Research Analyst

  • Policy Analyst


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