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 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…

Holly Elliott serves as our External Engagement Coordinator, providing her 10+ years of media relations and communications experience to the team. Holly has previously worked in public relations at Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) and most recently managed the marketing and communications strategy for six different museums in Savannah, GA. She has a…

Vincent Mujune is our Communications, Parternships, and Advocacy Manager in Uganda. VincentiHe comes to StrongMinds with more than 16 years of experience working for civil society organizations in Uganda. His expertise includes research, strengthening health systems to support vulnerable communities, and ensuring that people living in such communities survive crises and shocks to the health…

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…