Rasa Dawson is an experienced campaign manager with a keen interest in empowering women in Africa. She brings to StrongMinds extensive experience in working with influential supporters, increasing constituency and elevating brand awareness, most recently at Oxfam America. Previously, she was Development Manager at Physicians for Social Responsibility. Rasa holds a Master’s of Science in…

Jennifer Bass is passionate about the intersection of mental health and sustainable development. Before joining StrongMinds, she led the North American communications team for the Rainforest Alliance and served as the communications manager at Worldwide Orphans. She holds a BA in Anthropology from Tufts University and a Master’s of Environmental Science from Yale University, where…

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…

Dena Batrice

Dena Batrice is a social worker and an activist who is passionate about human rights – especially the rights of those who are struggling with mental health burdens. Ten years ago she pursued a Masters degree in International Mental Health – with the hope that one day an organization like StrongMinds would exist to help…

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…

Rebecca Nabagala

Rebecca Nabaggala is the Project Officer for Peer Therapy Groups. She holds a BA in Social Sciences with a major in Sociology, a diploma in Nursing and certificates in First Aid, Counseling and child psychotherapy. She has over 8 years’ experience treating patients in both hospital and community settings and 2 years experience in interpersonal…

Hope Busingye

Hope Busingye has 14 years of experience in medical nursing, community health care and working with orphans and vulnerable people. Prior to joining Strong Minds Uganda in 2014, she worked with Ishaka Adventist Hospital for four years, and with orphans and vulnerable people while at Francis Xavier Bagnound organization. She has a BA in Public…

Rebecca Nabirabwa

Rebecca Nabirabwa is a District Project Officer for Strongminds Uganda. She has 4 years’ experience in interpersonal psychotherapy for groups and 6 years’ experience in medical practice, community development and early childhood development which was attained during her work with FXB Uganda. She holds diplomas in Counseling and Guidance and in Nursing, and certificates in…

Christine Musisi

Christine Nakiyimba Musisi is Human Resource Manager for StrongMinds Uganda.  She has over ten years’ experience in Human Resource Management both at a strategic and operational level. Previously, she worked for Save the Children International, Plan International and Mildmay Uganda. Christine has rich experience in the development, review and implementation of strategies for the attraction,…

Kim Valente spent over twenty years in the finance industry in various capacities, but helping start-ups and small businesses grow and expand was most rewarding to her. Using her business, non-profit board and volunteer experiences, Kim transitioned to a non-profit career in 2010 where she developed and managed programs related to entrepreneurship and self-employment.  She…