Chilufya joined StrongMinds Zambia in 2019 as a Mental Health Facilitator and has grown to the position of Peer Therapy Program Lead, a dynamic position which entails supporting our volunteer Peer Facilitators to run effective therapy using Interpersonal Group Therapy techniques. She also runs therapy groups and supports Mental Health Facilitators. A qualified social worker with…

Patricia Habasimbi serves as a Senior Mental Health Facilitator for StrongMInds in Zambia. She joined StrongMinds in 2019, bringing with her vast experience working with the most vulnerable communities in rural Zambia. She was previously an educational psychologist for the Southern Africa region under an inclusive education project for Leonard Cheshire Disability International. She has…

Michael Manda joined the StrongMinds Zambia team as a Mental Health Facilitator in 2019. In this role, he ran therapy groups in Misisi, Chawama ,and other low-income communities in Lusaka. In 2020, he moved into the position of Senior Mental Health Facilitator to train and support new Mental Health Facilitators. Prior to joining StrongMinds, Michael was…

Frank Harle is Country Director of StrongMinds Zambia. He joined us in April 2018 as a consultant supporting the leadership team of StrongMinds Uganda. Following that, Frank led the process of selecting Zambia as our second country of operation. He subsequently oversaw the opening of our operations in Lusaka in early 2019. As Country Director of…

Sharon Birungi serves as our Mental Health Supervisor in Zambia. She joined StrongMinds in 2014 as a Mental Health Facilitator in Uganda, where she spent five years leading interpersonal psychotherapy groups in Kampala, Wakiso, and Iganga district, helping build our on-the-ground programs. Prior to joining StrongMinds, she worked with Butabika National Referral Hospital and East African Community…