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.

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.

Daniel Mwanza, Country Director of Zambia Daniel serves as our point person on the ground in Zambia, organizing communities to construct our schools and PTAs to operate them. He has organized and worked with community groups in Zambia for over 20 years, starting community centers, youth sports leagues, and winning numerous recognitions from the World Bank and Zambian Ministries.

Daniel Mwanza, Country Director of Zambia

Daniel serves as our point person on the ground in Zambia, organizing communities to construct our schools and PTAs to operate them. He has organized and worked with community groups in Zambia for over 20 years, starting community centers, youth sports leagues, and winning numerous recognitions from the World Bank and Zambian Ministries.

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, Head of Expansion 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, Head of Expansion

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.

Chinelo Nwosu, Program Manager Chinelo brings a background in both domestic and international education to the team. Prior to joining Impact Network, Chinelo served as Program Assistant for the Global Partnership team at The British Council and Student Project Coordinator at The New School. She has also served as Culture and Operations Associate at Empower Charter School, and an Individual Giving Associate and Development Coordinator with Teach For America. Chinelo also worked in the Peace Corps in Rwanda, teaching English and implementing two youth camps. Chinelo graduated from Wayne State University and is currently pursuing her M.A. in International Affairs with a concentration in Development at The New School.

Chinelo Nwosu, Program Manager

Chinelo brings a background in both domestic and international education to the team. Prior to joining Impact Network, Chinelo served as Program Assistant for the Global Partnership team at The British Council and Student Project Coordinator at The New School. She has also served as Culture and Operations Associate at Empower Charter School, and an Individual Giving Associate and Development Coordinator with Teach For America. Chinelo also worked in the Peace Corps in Rwanda, teaching English and implementing two youth camps. Chinelo graduated from Wayne State University and is currently pursuing her M.A. in International Affairs with a concentration in Development at The New School.

Felicia Dahlquist, Implementation Specialist Felicia is supporting teachers professional development, improving instructional practices and enhancing the eLearning program as part of the team in Zambia. 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 BA in Politics and History from the School of Oriental and African Studies and is currently completing her MA in Education and International Development and the Institute of Education at University College London.

Felicia Dahlquist, Implementation Specialist

Felicia is supporting teachers professional development, improving instructional practices and enhancing the eLearning program as part of the team in Zambia. 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 BA in Politics and History from the School of Oriental and African Studies and is currently completing her MA in Education and International Development and the Institute of Education at University College London.

 
James Muyaule, Operations Manager As Operations Manager James is in charge of the day to day operations of the nine Katete West schools, including weekly reporting, maintenance and budgeting. James has worked as a Stocks Clerk with Danavant Zambia, a Sales Agent at Zambia National Commercial Bank and a Data and Stores Clerk at Universal Leaf. As well as his role at Impact Network, James is currently studying for his diploma in Business Studies at Zambia College of Open Learning.

James Muyaule, Operations Manager

As Operations Manager James is in charge of the day to day operations of the nine Katete West schools, including weekly reporting, maintenance and budgeting. James has worked as a Stocks Clerk with Danavant Zambia, a Sales Agent at Zambia National Commercial Bank and a Data and Stores Clerk at Universal Leaf. As well as his role at Impact Network, James is currently studying for his diploma in Business Studies at Zambia College of Open Learning.

Tesilia Tembo, Teacher Supervisor 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 Zone A schools at Impact Network.

Tesilia Tembo, Teacher Supervisor

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 Zone A schools at Impact Network.

Petros Banda, Teacher Supervisor 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

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.