Board of Directors


Colin Glassco

Armanda Theotis

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Anne Desiree Armanda Theotis is a holder of a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB) and has been practicing law for more than 20 years. She has worked as an Associate Advocate for various law firms before joining the Amanita Group of Companies as the Group Legal Counsel. She served as Board Secretary on the various Amanita subsidiary companies and was responsible for all legal in particular litigation. She also spent  2 years at Global Logistics as Legal Counsel and General Manager.

Ms Theotis has participated in various legislative review programmes in particular reforms to the Agricultural Credit Act and rural inventory credit schemes. She currently heads the Litigation department of TMS. She has been associated with Chishawasha Children’s Home of Zambia for over 10 years, firstly as a Board Member and lately as Chair of the Board.”

 

Karen Wallace

Karen Wallace has been a teacher for over 30 years, specialising in high school science. She has a BSc Hons in Pharmacology, Post Graduate Certificate in Education and a MSc in Equine Science. In addition to teaching in schools, Karen is a National level equestrian sports coach. In 1990 she set up an equestrian centre in addition to being one of the early foundation science teachers and ultimately head of department at Baobab College.

Karen currently works at the American International school teaching IB Chemistry and Biology. She still has an equestrian centre which offers skill-based training to youths from Bauleni and therapeutic riding to children with challenges. Karen is passionate about providing a safe environment for learning for all and hence feels honoured to be invited onto the board as Chairperson of the Education sub-committee.


Gail Bryan-Mofya

Gail is a Pharmacist with vast experience in pharmaceutical management, medicine supply chain management, and project and operations management for public health programs. She has served in senior leadership roles in Zambia, and has provided consultancy services in Zambia and the US, and to the UK in support of projects in West, and East Africa.  Aside from wanting to see a world where all people have equal access to good quality medicines, Gail has a passion for children's well-being. This passion has seen Gail get involved with other organisations like the Special Hope Network and the Children of Light School Initiative Program. Gail is also a self-taught baker and cake decorator.

Gail has a Masters degree in MPharm from the Faculty of Pharmacy, Medical Academy of the University of Sofia, Bulgaria and is a fully licensed pharmacist with the Health Professions Council of Zambia (HPCZ)


Debbie Norman



David Kalaba

Deirdre Allison

 

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David Kalaba is a Chartered Accountant and Corporate Leader with vast experience in Finance, Global Operations, Strategy Planning & Execution, Tax/Legal Considerations, Grants management, Government Relations and Strategic Alliances Negotiations. He has served in senior leadership roles in East and Southern Africa and United States. Mr Kalaba has experience in managing large grants public health and private sector development. He is also a serving Elder at Chilenje Church of Christ.

David has a BSc, MBA and Doctoral Researcher at University of South Africa (UNISA). He is a fellow of ACCA, ZICA, AAT, IOD.


Deirdre Allison is a Health and Organisational Development Specialist, with certificates in General Nursing and Midwifery, and a MSc in International Health. She has lived in Lusaka for almost 24 years, working as a Project Manager in various DFID-funded projects - including 5 years of experience as the Private Sector Adviser at the National HIV and AIDS Council. Since 2010, Deirdre has been the General Manager/Adviser to Bana Tandizo Foundation (formerly Estelle Trust), with a focus on retaining poor and vulnerable children in school. She has been proactive in addressing the plight of girl children and feels greatly privileged to have a new opportunity to provide ongoing technical support and advice to CCHZ through her role as Board Secretary and Chairperson of the Management sub-committee.