Prior to joining StrongMinds, Hanna worked for 20 years in public health, mainly with Population Services International country programs. Hanna has developed and led projects and partnerships, introduced new technical areas, developed systems, and managed organizational change. She is comfortable working with field staff, technical experts, executive management, boards of directors, donors, and government agencies.…

Christina (Tina) Ntulo serves as our Deputy Country Director for Uganda, serving as the technical lead for implementation, quality, and reach of our programs. Christina is a mental health and development worker with 23 years of professional experience in mental health, human rights, gender, economic empowerment, management, and organizational development. Christine also possesses skills in strategic…

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…

Prior to joining StrongMinds, Carolyn Cresci worked at a number of grassroots organizations throughout Tanzania, Uganda, Peru, and New York. Her work focused on women’s and children’s issues, specifically gender-based violence and education rights, which sparked an interest in access to mental health treatment in vulnerable communities. Carolyn is a Long Island native with an…

Leah Tanner serves as our Program Associate, supporting our monitoring and evaluation work. Leah’s background in developing and implementing mental health programs for women and youth in low-resource and humanitarian settings. Her interests focus on connecting mental health research to practice, developing evidence-based programs, and capacity building for sustainable practice. Leah holds an MSPH in…

Ticiana Maloney serves as our Development Coordinator, supporting our fundraising efforts. Ticiana comes to StrongMinds with over fifteen years of experience in international development at UN agencies and international nonprofits. A native of Brazil, she holds a law degree and a master’s degree in political science from the University of Sao Paulo.

Leah Tanner brings to StrongMinds experience developing and implementing mental health programs for women and youth in low-resource and humanitarian settings. Her interests are in connecting mental health research to practice, developing evidence-based programs, and capacity building for sustainable practice. She holds an MSPH in international health from Johns Hopkins University and a BA in…

Ticiana Maloney joined StrongMinds as the new Development Coordinator to support our fundraising efforts. Ticiana comes to StrongMinds with over fifteen years of experience in international development at UN agencies and international nonprofits, where she focused on program development and communications. A native of Brazil, Ticiana holds a law degree and a master’s degree in…

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…