Catina “Tina” Burkett. LCSW is a Bronx, New York native. She has over 15 years of clinical experience in private practice and with community service providers, residential treatment facilities, and psychiatric hospitals. She has expertise in a variety of therapy modalities, including individual, group, and family. Tina received a BA in social work from Columbia…

Bonnie Kingdon Clarke brings her passion for writing to her daily work with StrongMinds. Her diverse experience ranges from writing architectural proposals for national and international projects to fundraising for a New Orleans charter network and garden education program. Bonnie holds a BA in English from Dickinson College and studied Mass Communication on the graduate…

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…

Bethany Collins serves as the StrongMinds Development officer for Individual Giving. She is also co-chair of the board of Chicago Fair Trade, a grassroots coalition promoting workers’ rights and fair trade in Chicago and around the world. Bethany grew up in Southwest Michigan and moved to Chicago to study Communication at Loyola University. In her…

Timothy Kiyemba is a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) professional with 17 years of experience in project planning, development, and maintenance of M&E systems for organizations, projects, and government health programs in Uganda. He has provided leadership towards streamlining and implementation of M&E information Systems for CDC, DFID, and USAID-funded organizations operating at national, regional, and…

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…