IMPACT NETWORK TEAM

Reshma Patel, Executive Director   Prior to joining Impact Network, Reshma Patel worked at MDRC, a non-profit, non-partisan social policy research firm, dedicated to finding solutions to improve the lives of low-income communities. Prior to MDRC, she was a pension risk analyst at Morgan Stanley, and an actuarial associate at Towers Perrin. Reshma has a Bachelor of Math from the University of Waterloo and she is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries. Learn more about Reshma's  Speaking Engagements .

Reshma Patel, Executive Director

Prior to joining Impact Network, Reshma Patel worked at MDRC, a non-profit, non-partisan social policy research firm, dedicated to finding solutions to improve the lives of low-income communities. Prior to MDRC, she was a pension risk analyst at Morgan Stanley, and an actuarial associate at Towers Perrin. Reshma has a Bachelor of Math from the University of Waterloo and she is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries. Learn more about Reshma's Speaking Engagements.

Katie Kerr, VP of External Relations   Prior to joining Impact Network, Katie worked for 8 years in the financial sector at Morgan Stanley and Bank of America focusing on Liquidity Risk. She has worked and volunteered around the globe in various roles including time in Tanzania as a Kiva Fellow based at a local microfinance organization. Katie holds a MA in Diplomacy and an MBA from the University of Kentucky.

Katie Kerr, VP of External Relations

Prior to joining Impact Network, Katie worked for 8 years in the financial sector at Morgan Stanley and Bank of America focusing on Liquidity Risk. She has worked and volunteered around the globe in various roles including time in Tanzania as a Kiva Fellow based at a local microfinance organization. Katie holds a MA in Diplomacy and an MBA from the University of Kentucky.

Karly Southworth, Director of Operations   Karly is part of the team in Zambia team, focusing on helping to implement best practices in instructional and administrative systems, and maintaining relationships with partner organizations. Karly has worked around the globe in teaching and managerial positions. Her experience in Africa has been in the non-profit sector around community development, project design and implementation. Karly holds an MA in Social Change and Development from the University of Newcastle Australia.

Karly Southworth, Director of Operations

Karly is part of the team in Zambia team, focusing on helping to implement best practices in instructional and administrative systems, and maintaining relationships with partner organizations. Karly has worked around the globe in teaching and managerial positions. Her experience in Africa has been in the non-profit sector around community development, project design and implementation. Karly holds an MA in Social Change and Development from the University of Newcastle Australia.

Felicia Dahlquist, Director of Academics & Evaluation   Felicia is leading the Academic Team to enhance teaching and learning across all schools. She also works to ensure a rigorous monitoring, evaluation and learning process, to strengthen decision making and reporting on impact. Felicia has worked around the world in education with a focus on teaching, research, program design, monitoring and evaluation. Her most recent experience was the management of several education and child protection projects in Liberia and Sierra Leone. Felicia holds a MA in Education and International Development from the Institute of Education at University College London.

Felicia Dahlquist, Director of Academics & Evaluation

Felicia is leading the Academic Team to enhance teaching and learning across all schools. She also works to ensure a rigorous monitoring, evaluation and learning process, to strengthen decision making and reporting on impact. Felicia has worked around the world in education with a focus on teaching, research, program design, monitoring and evaluation. Her most recent experience was the management of several education and child protection projects in Liberia and Sierra Leone. Felicia holds a MA in Education and International Development from the Institute of Education at University College London.

Sharon Taylor, Project Manager   Sharon works with the Zambia Team managing many of the projects running along side the core educational function of the organisation, in particular, Netgirls and Financial Literacy. She is also very involved with monitoring and evaluation in all aspects of the organisation.  Sharon began her working life as a Chartered Surveyor in the UK before moving into IT and Finance. She has lived in Southern Africa for 18 years and brings a wealth of professional and management experience to the team.

Sharon Taylor, Project Manager

Sharon works with the Zambia Team managing many of the projects running along side the core educational function of the organisation, in particular, Netgirls and Financial Literacy. She is also very involved with monitoring and evaluation in all aspects of the organisation.

Sharon began her working life as a Chartered Surveyor in the UK before moving into IT and Finance. She has lived in Southern Africa for 18 years and brings a wealth of professional and management experience to the team.

 

ZAMBIA IMPACT NETWORK TEAM

Chitalu Kaite, Director of Programmes   Chitalu has oversight of programs and operations at Impact Network. She has taken a lead in providing leadership on programme management, strategic planning, program implementation, monitoring, budgeting and reporting. Chitalu has worked in various NGOs and the Embassy of Ireland in various positions in the development sector supporting interventions that address the needs of the most vulnerable in Education, Health, Governance and Social Protection. Her most recent experience was managing grants and the Irish Governments Scholarship program. Chitalu Holds a BA (Honours) from the University of Sunderland.

Chitalu Kaite, Director of Programmes

Chitalu has oversight of programs and operations at Impact Network. She has taken a lead in providing leadership on programme management, strategic planning, program implementation, monitoring, budgeting and reporting. Chitalu has worked in various NGOs and the Embassy of Ireland in various positions in the development sector supporting interventions that address the needs of the most vulnerable in Education, Health, Governance and Social Protection. Her most recent experience was managing grants and the Irish Governments Scholarship program. Chitalu Holds a BA (Honours) from the University of Sunderland.

Amos Chipasi, Head of Academics   Amos holds a  Master of Social work  from DMI St. Eugene University, a  Bachelor of Education  from Mansfield University, a  Bachelor of Social Work  from Citizen University and a diploma in secondary Teaching from City University of Science and Technology. Prior to joining Impact Network in 2018, he served as the Skills Development Coordinator/Social Services Officer at Family Legacy Mission Zambia. He has taught at a number of private colleges and schools in Lusaka.

Amos Chipasi, Head of Academics

Amos holds a Master of Social work from DMI St. Eugene University, a Bachelor of Education from Mansfield University, a Bachelor of Social Work from Citizen University and a diploma in secondary Teaching from City University of Science and Technology. Prior to joining Impact Network in 2018, he served as the Skills Development Coordinator/Social Services Officer at Family Legacy Mission Zambia. He has taught at a number of private colleges and schools in Lusaka.

Richard Phiri, Head of Operations Sinda-Petauke   Richard Phiri is a graduate from the University of Zambia and holds a BA in Development Studies. Before joining Impact Network he worked at Katete Civic Centre and Katete Riverside Secondary School. He joined Impact Network in 2017 as the Operations Manager for Sinda and was promoted to Head of Operations for Sinda and Petauke in 2018.

Richard Phiri, Head of Operations Sinda-Petauke

Richard Phiri is a graduate from the University of Zambia and holds a BA in Development Studies. Before joining Impact Network he worked at Katete Civic Centre and Katete Riverside Secondary School. He joined Impact Network in 2017 as the Operations Manager for Sinda and was promoted to Head of Operations for Sinda and Petauke in 2018.

Lweendo Maanya, Head of Operations Katete   Lweendo joined Impact Network in September 2017 from the University of Zambia, where he received a BA in Education. He started as Operations Manager in Petauke North and was promoted to Head of Operations for Katete East and West in 2018. With the help of Operations Manager, Noah, he has responsibility for 14 Community and Government schools over an area stretching 100kms.

Lweendo Maanya, Head of Operations Katete

Lweendo joined Impact Network in September 2017 from the University of Zambia, where he received a BA in Education. He started as Operations Manager in Petauke North and was promoted to Head of Operations for Katete East and West in 2018. With the help of Operations Manager, Noah, he has responsibility for 14 Community and Government schools over an area stretching 100kms.

Noah Mwale, Education Program Officer Katete   Noah holds a Bachelor of Theology with Education and a Certificate in Psychosocial Counselling. Before joining Impact Network he served as a Psychosocial Counsellor at St Francis Mission Hospital from 2010-2012, worked at the Gender Based Violence Survivor Support Project - World Vision Zambia from 2013-2014 and was a Data Associate for CASH Project from 2015-2016. Noah joined Impact Network in 2017 as an Operations Manager for Katete.

Noah Mwale, Education Program Officer Katete

Noah holds a Bachelor of Theology with Education and a Certificate in Psychosocial Counselling. Before joining Impact Network he served as a Psychosocial Counsellor at St Francis Mission Hospital from 2010-2012, worked at the Gender Based Violence Survivor Support Project - World Vision Zambia from 2013-2014 and was a Data Associate for CASH Project from 2015-2016. Noah joined Impact Network in 2017 as an Operations Manager for Katete.

Lewis Mulenga Chishimba, Finance Manager   Lewis is a member of Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants and a holder of a technician certificate from Zambia Institute of Management in Chingola. He is currently pursuing Diploma in Accountancy. Prior to joining Impact Network, he served as Accounts Officer at Water and Sanitation Association of Zambia and as assistant accountant at Magic Advertising and Promotions Limited.

Lewis Mulenga Chishimba, Finance Manager

Lewis is a member of Zambia Institute of Chartered Accountants and a holder of a technician certificate from Zambia Institute of Management in Chingola. He is currently pursuing Diploma in Accountancy. Prior to joining Impact Network, he served as Accounts Officer at Water and Sanitation Association of Zambia and as assistant accountant at Magic Advertising and Promotions Limited.

Petros Banda, Teacher Supervisor Katete   Petros Banda is the Teacher Supervisor for Zone B. He joined Impact Network in 2010 as a grade 1 teacher at Kanyelele and is the longest employed teacher at Impact Network. During his time at Impact Network he has worked with grades 1-5. He became a Teacher Supervisor in 2016, during term 2.

Petros Banda, Teacher Supervisor Katete

Petros Banda is the Teacher Supervisor for Zone B. He joined Impact Network in 2010 as a grade 1 teacher at Kanyelele and is the longest employed teacher at Impact Network. During his time at Impact Network he has worked with grades 1-5. He became a Teacher Supervisor in 2016, during term 2.

Maxwell Mbewe, Teacher Supervisor Katete   Maxwell Mbewe holds a diploma in Early Childhood Education from Mufulira Professional College. He joined Impact Network in 2011 and served as a Deputy Teacher in Charge at Mkhazika School where he taught Grade 1 and 2 classes. In 2015, Maxwell served as a Teacher in Charge at Mnyaula community school and as a Grade 1 teacher. In 2016, Maxwell was promoted to a Teacher Supervisor.

Maxwell Mbewe, Teacher Supervisor Katete

Maxwell Mbewe holds a diploma in Early Childhood Education from Mufulira Professional College. He joined Impact Network in 2011 and served as a Deputy Teacher in Charge at Mkhazika School where he taught Grade 1 and 2 classes. In 2015, Maxwell served as a Teacher in Charge at Mnyaula community school and as a Grade 1 teacher. In 2016, Maxwell was promoted to a Teacher Supervisor.

Edith Zulu, Teacher Supervisor Katete   Prior to being a Teacher Supervisor, Edith served as a teacher under Impact Network. She holds a Diploma in Hospitality management from ZIBSIP in Kitwe Zambia. She got promoted in August,2018 to a position of Teacher Supervisor and hopes to pursue a career in education.

Edith Zulu, Teacher Supervisor Katete

Prior to being a Teacher Supervisor, Edith served as a teacher under Impact Network. She holds a Diploma in Hospitality management from ZIBSIP in Kitwe Zambia. She got promoted in August,2018 to a position of Teacher Supervisor and hopes to pursue a career in education.

John Lungu, Teacher Supervisor Katete   John joined Impact Network in 2015 as a teacher at Mkale Community School. Prior to that he worked as a dispatch clerk at Universal Leaf. In 2017 he was assigned to be Teacher in Charge at Mkale and handle grade 7. In December 2017 he was selected to be a Teacher Supervisor to work on teacher training and supporting teachers with professional development. This year he will be starting a course in Computer Science at the Copperbelt University through the open learning college.

John Lungu, Teacher Supervisor Katete

John joined Impact Network in 2015 as a teacher at Mkale Community School. Prior to that he worked as a dispatch clerk at Universal Leaf. In 2017 he was assigned to be Teacher in Charge at Mkale and handle grade 7. In December 2017 he was selected to be a Teacher Supervisor to work on teacher training and supporting teachers with professional development. This year he will be starting a course in Computer Science at the Copperbelt University through the open learning college.

Masauso Banda, Teacher Supervisor Petauke North   Masauso Ziyenera Banda joined Impact Network in January 2016, as a Grade 4 teacher. He had previously worked as a volunteer teacher at various community schools. In January 2017, Masauso was promoted to Deputy Teacher in Charge at Mnyaula Community School. In September 2017 he was promoted to Teacher Supervisor for Sinda.

Masauso Banda, Teacher Supervisor Petauke North

Masauso Ziyenera Banda joined Impact Network in January 2016, as a Grade 4 teacher. He had previously worked as a volunteer teacher at various community schools. In January 2017, Masauso was promoted to Deputy Teacher in Charge at Mnyaula Community School. In September 2017 he was promoted to Teacher Supervisor for Sinda.

Tesilia Tembo, Teacher Supervisor Sinda   Tesilia Tembo joined Impact Network in January 2014, as a grade two teacher. She has worked as a volunteer at numerous community schools teaching various grades. She underwent teacher training at Jubeva as well as at several iSchool trainings. She also has experience as a sales representative. In September 2014, Tesilia was promoted to Teacher in Charge at Joel Community School. In March 2015 she took the position of Teacher Supervisor for Katete schools.

Tesilia Tembo, Teacher Supervisor Sinda

Tesilia Tembo joined Impact Network in January 2014, as a grade two teacher. She has worked as a volunteer at numerous community schools teaching various grades. She underwent teacher training at Jubeva as well as at several iSchool trainings. She also has experience as a sales representative. In September 2014, Tesilia was promoted to Teacher in Charge at Joel Community School. In March 2015 she took the position of Teacher Supervisor for Katete schools.

Ruth Phiri, Teacher Supervisor Petauke South   Ruth Phiri pursued her Secondary Teachers’ Diploma at Rockview University where she specialized in English and Religious studies and graduated in 2016. She has served as a teacher with Impact Network since 2017 and was promoted to Teacher Supervisor in August of 2018.

Ruth Phiri, Teacher Supervisor Petauke South

Ruth Phiri pursued her Secondary Teachers’ Diploma at Rockview University where she specialized in English and Religious studies and graduated in 2016. She has served as a teacher with Impact Network since 2017 and was promoted to Teacher Supervisor in August of 2018.

 
Sarah Mulambo, Social Programmes Officer   Sarah Mulambo joined impact network in 2019 as a Social Programs Officer. She previously worked as a Child Welfare Officer at Streams of Grace Mission, a faith Based Organization serving vulnerable children in Lusaka. Sarah also taught at a number of private schools in Lusaka. She holds a Bachelor of Social Work from Citizen University, a diploma in Secondary Education from City University of Science & Technology and a diploma in Early Childhood Education from Zambia Preschool Association.

Sarah Mulambo, Social Programmes Officer

Sarah Mulambo joined impact network in 2019 as a Social Programs Officer. She previously worked as a Child Welfare Officer at Streams of Grace Mission, a faith Based Organization serving vulnerable children in Lusaka. Sarah also taught at a number of private schools in Lusaka. She holds a Bachelor of Social Work from Citizen University, a diploma in Secondary Education from City University of Science & Technology and a diploma in Early Childhood Education from Zambia Preschool Association.

Emmanuel Lungu, Operations Coordinator Petauke South   Emmanuel Lungu is a Teacher Supervisor for Petauke South. He holds a Diploma in Arts from Evelyn Hone College of Applied Arts and Commerce. He joined Impact Network in 2017.

Emmanuel Lungu, Operations Coordinator Petauke South

Emmanuel Lungu is a Teacher Supervisor for Petauke South. He holds a Diploma in Arts from Evelyn Hone College of Applied Arts and Commerce. He joined Impact Network in 2017.

 
Elida Banda, Project Officer   Elida is a holder of  a  Bachelor Degree of Education from the University of Zambia and has a certificate in psychosocial counselling and certificate in M&E from UNZADESA. She has done her counselling practicum at the Zambia Library, Cultural and Skills Centre for the blind and visually impaired and teaching practice at Magwero School for the Blind.

Elida Banda, Project Officer

Elida is a holder of a Bachelor Degree of Education from the University of Zambia and has a certificate in psychosocial counselling and certificate in M&E from UNZADESA. She has done her counselling practicum at the Zambia Library, Cultural and Skills Centre for the blind and visually impaired and teaching practice at Magwero School for the Blind.

Samuel Shawa, Data and Administration Manager   Samuel holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with Development Studies from The University of Zambia. He also holds a certificate in Statistical Package Training Program focusing on Microsoft Office, SPSS, STATA and E-VIEWS. Prior to joining Impact Network in 2018, he served as an Administrative Assistant at Delta Auto & Equipment Ltd. He is currently pursuing his Master of Science in Financial Engineering, an online program with Worldquant University, USA.

Samuel Shawa, Data and Administration Manager

Samuel holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with Development Studies from The University of Zambia. He also holds a certificate in Statistical Package Training Program focusing on Microsoft Office, SPSS, STATA and E-VIEWS. Prior to joining Impact Network in 2018, he served as an Administrative Assistant at Delta Auto & Equipment Ltd. He is currently pursuing his Master of Science in Financial Engineering, an online program with Worldquant University, USA.