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 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, Director of Academics & Evaluation

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.

 

ZAMBIA IMPACT NETWORK TEAM

  Hope Zimba, Education Program Officer   Hope holds a Bachelor's Degree in Arts with Education from the University of Zambia. She has done comprehensive coursework and holds a certificate in Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation. Hope previously worked as a community peer educator for CHAZ under Local Community Competence Building at Mwami Adventist Hospital from December 2010 to May 2012. 

Hope Zimba, Education Program Officer

Hope holds a Bachelor's Degree in Arts with Education from the University of Zambia. She has done comprehensive coursework and holds a certificate in Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation. Hope previously worked as a community peer educator for CHAZ under Local Community Competence Building at Mwami Adventist Hospital from December 2010 to May 2012. 

  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.

  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.

 
  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. 

  Masauso Banda, Teacher Supervisor Sinda   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 Sinda

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.

  Emmanuel Lungu, Teacher Supervisor 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, Teacher Supervisor 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.

 
  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. 

  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 in Katete East.

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 in Katete East.

  Letticia Musowoya  , Operations Manager Sinda   Letticia is a graduate from Bugema University in Uganda and holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration with a major in economics. Letticia previously worked with the Ministry of Health in Kapiri Mposhi district of Zambia under the planning and budgeting department. She joined Impact Network in May 2018 and is now working as the Operations Manager for Sinda schools.

Letticia Musowoya, Operations Manager Sinda

Letticia is a graduate from Bugema University in Uganda and holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration with a major in economics. Letticia previously worked with the Ministry of Health in Kapiri Mposhi district of Zambia under the planning and budgeting department. She joined Impact Network in May 2018 and is now working as the Operations Manager for Sinda schools.

 
  Noah Mwale, Operations Manager 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, Operations Manager 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.

  Olivia Phiri, Operations Manager Petauke South   Olivia pursued a Bachelor’s Degree program in Public Health from 2014 to 2017 at the University of Lusaka (UNILUS) and joined Impact Network in February 2018.

Olivia Phiri, Operations Manager Petauke South

Olivia pursued a Bachelor’s Degree program in Public Health from 2014 to 2017 at the University of Lusaka (UNILUS) and joined Impact Network in February 2018.

  Jackson Siwo, Teacher Supervisor Petauke North   Jackson Siwo is a Teacher Supervisor at Petauke North and holds a Diploma in Early Childhood Education. He joined Impact Network in April 2015 as a Grade 1 teacher.  In 2016, he was promoted to Teacher in Charge at Zatose Community School, and in 2017, he began as a Teacher Supervisor for Petauke North.

Jackson Siwo, Teacher Supervisor Petauke North

Jackson Siwo is a Teacher Supervisor at Petauke North and holds a Diploma in Early Childhood Education. He joined Impact Network in April 2015 as a Grade 1 teacher.  In 2016, he was promoted to Teacher in Charge at Zatose Community School, and in 2017, he began as a Teacher Supervisor for Petauke North.

 
  Tesilia Tembo, Teacher Supervisor Katete   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 Katete

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.