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.

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.

  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.

 

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. 

  Ezron Musakala, Head of Operations Katete West   Ezron has worked with both NGOs and private companies for more than 8 years. Before joining Impact Network he worked with a USAID project as Finance and Administration officer. He joined the Impact Network as the Head of Operations in January 2018. Ezron holds a Diploma in Accountancy and is currently completing a Bachelor of Arts in Development Studies with Cavendish University in Zambia.

Ezron Musakala, Head of Operations Katete West

Ezron has worked with both NGOs and private companies for more than 8 years. Before joining Impact Network he worked with a USAID project as Finance and Administration officer. He joined the Impact Network as the Head of Operations in January 2018. Ezron holds a Diploma in Accountancy and is currently completing a Bachelor of Arts in Development Studies with Cavendish University in Zambia.

  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. 

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. 

 
  Tesilia Tembo, Teacher Supervisor Grades 1-2   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 Grades 1-2

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 Grades 3-4    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 Grades 3-4

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. 

  John Lungu, Teacher Supervisor Grades 5-7   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 Grades 5-7

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.