Nelly Namwinga joined StrongMinds Zambia in 2019. As a Senior Mental Health Facilitator, she supports Mental Health Facilitators as they run groups using teletherapy as well as in-person group therapy. Nelly also runs groups and supports partners like Grass Roots Soccer Coaches She holds a Diploma in Social Work and a Certificate in Management Studies.…

Buumba Mwanachingwala joined StrongMinds Zambia in 2019. As Senior Mental Health Facilitator, she coaches and mentors a team of Mental Health Facilitators, running her own group sessions as well. She also works with partners to replicate our group therapy model in schools. Prior to joining Strongminds in 2019, Buumba was with World Vision Zambia where…

Charity Nkomesa joined Strongminds Zambia in 2019. In her role as Senior Mental Health Facilitator, Charity supports a team of Mental Health Facilitators in leading therapy groups in the community, while leading groups of her own. Before joining StrongMinds, Charity worked with ZAMBART PROJECT in different research programs that included population effect for antiretroviral therapy…

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 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 served as a tutor and lecturer in various colleges and universities in Zambia,…

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 and now serves as Mental Health…

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 Head of Programs 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, before moving to Zambia to serve as Mental Health Supervisor. Prior to joining StrongMinds, she…