Peter Okwi serves as our Uganda Country Director. In this role, Peter leads all operations in-country, supporting a team of staff working across multiple districts to grow, innovate, and collaborate. He will play a pivotal role in shaping StrongMinds’ growth and scale in Uganda and elsewhere in the region. Peter comes to Strong Minds with 18…

Wendy Andezu is the Adolescent Project Manager for StrongMinds Uganda. She brings a proven track record, documented by over 10 years of experience in handling programs/projects, training, mentoring, planning and management. Key competency areas include working with youth and adolescents, adolescent reproductive health, child Protection, sexual and gender-based violence, menstrual hygiene management, HIV/AIDS prevention, care and…

Monica Mary Asekenye joined StrongMinds in 2019 as a Peer Therapy Group Supervisor, bringing over 15 years of experience working in humanitarian and development contexts. She has provided leadership for several projects including humanitarian responses in Northern Uganda, child protection, livelihoods protection and family strengthening. Monica has a Master’s Degree in Development Studies and Post…

Godfrey Tumuhaise joined StrongMinds Uganda in January 2019. He brings 15 years of experience in the management of development programmes. He is versed in project planning, implementation and management, strategic planning, organizational policies and systems development, counseling and networking. He has worked for Avocats Sans Frontieres, African Great Lakes Human Rights Defenders Protection Fund, Regional Capacity Building Partners – RECABIP, Pamoja Africa Reflect Network, Alliance…

Dena Batrice

Dena Batrice is a social worker and an activist who is passionate about human rights – especially the rights of those who are struggling with mental health burdens. Ten years ago she pursued a Masters degree in International Mental Health – with the hope that one day an organization like StrongMinds would exist to help…

Auxillia Msariri is the Finance and Administration Manager for StrongMinds Uganda. Auxillia works to further advance and strengthens our financial systems as we continue to expand. Auxillia assists with a wide variety of areas, including enhancing our day-to-day finance and administration activities, improving our financial reporting and budgeting, and ensures that all our policies, procedures,…

Solome Bayiga

Solome Bayiga working with StrongMinds Uganda as a Senior Mental Health Officer.  She holds a master of sciences degree in Clinical Psychology and a Bachelors degree in Community Psychology. She has worked with Trans-Cultural Psychosocial Organization with Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement as a Station Clinical Psychologist, an HIV/AIDS counselor and Project Manager for Orphans and Vulnerable…

Sharon Birungi

Sharon Birungi is working with Strongminds Zambia as a Mental Health Supervisor. Previously, she was a Mental Health Supervisor with StrongMinds Uganda, having helped build our on-the-ground programs. Prior to joining StrongMinds, she worked with Butabika National Referral Hospital and East African community Affair (MEACA) as a Volunteer. She holds a bachelors’ degree in Social…

Christine Nimusiima

Christine Nimusiima received  her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) from Antioch University New England graduate school, and a Bachelor’s degree in Community Psychology from Makerere University in Kampala.  She is a National Certified Counselor by NBCC, and a member of the  Uganda Counselling Association. She uses an integrative and strength-based approach to work collaboratively…

Tinah Senabulya

Senabulya Tinah is currently working as a Senior Mental Heath Facilitator with StrongMinds Uganda. She has four years experience in counseling and guidance and two years experience with Interpersonal psychotherapy of groups. She has a Bachelors Degree in Social Sciences from Makerere University and she is very passionate with working with communities of vulnerable and…