Executive Committee

Dr. Jacqueline Jere-Folotiya is an Educational and Developmental Psychologist with over 10 years’ experience in Psychology and developmental research, partnerships and corporate collaborations, project management, university student supervision and lecturing. She is a qualified Trauma Focused Cognitive Behaviour (TF-CBT) and Common Elements Treatment Approach (CETA) therapist. Her primary research interests include early childhood development, child and adolescent mental health, early grade literacy, ICT use in Education, educational curriculum development, continuous professional development for teachers and assessment as it relates to different cultural contexts. 

Dr. Jacqueline Jere-Folotiya

President

BWEMBYA

BWEMBYA AARON BWALYA

Vice President

Bwembya has a Doctor of Science in Clinical Psychology from Carden University and a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from National School of Leadership in association with Business University of Costa Rica. He possesses a degree in Psychology from University of Zambia and he also has a certificate in Forensic Psychology from the same University. He is a skilled practitioner of substance and drug abuse treatment and Art therapy. Bwembya works as a Psychologist at Chainama Hospital, the national referral centre for mental illnesses for over 13 years. He is also engaged with Abundant Hope Psychotherapy/Counselling Centre. Bwembya is also a Trainer of Trainers for psychosocial counselors. On a part time basis, he is engaged with Podium Performance Program (PPP) for Boxing, athletics and judo as a sports psychologist. He is also a Consultant Psychologist for We-Effect for Southern Africa (Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Zambia) where he has been providing psychological assessment and psychological treatment for members of staff while at Ubumi Prisons Initiative he has been providing psychological trainings to the inmates.

Norma

PAUL DIMITA PHIRI 

Secretary General

Paul is a Clinical Psychologist who holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Zambia. He is a life coach as well as a qualified and skilled practitioner of Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI), Art Therapy and Trauma Focused - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) with over 6 years of clinical practice in psychology and lecturing. Paul is the founder of The Bridge Therapy Center, an institution which provides mental health services that incorporate and promote Cultural Competency in its service delivery. Areas of research that interest him include substance abuse, trauma and its effects on life development and living style, as well as emotional intelligence and cultural competency in mental health services. Paul is passionate about raising awareness on mental health, which he does on different social forums.  

LUTUNTI

LUTUNTI CHILWESA MAZYOPA 

Treasurer

Lutunti Chilwesa Mazyopa is a Lecturer in Psychology under Ministry of Health stationed at Chainama College Hospital now called Levy Mwanawasa Medical University in the Department of Health Science since 2010. She is a holder of a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and a Master of Science Degree in Clinical Neuropsychology from the University of Zambia. She has been a member of the Psychology Association since its inception in 2014. She has been instrumental in the development curricular for Clinicians, Nurses, Environmental Health Technologists and Psychosocial training packages. Lutunti has been involved in the training of psychosocial counsellors’ country wide. Her research interest revolves around child development and pediatric neuropsychology. She has also been offering Psychological interventions to students, patients at Chainama Hospital as well as the general public since 2011. She is an active member of the American Psychology Association and the Zambia Counselling Council.  

BENJAMIN

BENJAMIN SAMUSIKO

Publicity Officer

Benjamin Samusiko is a Professional Counsellor, Founder of Thrive Wellness Hub Solutions, Co-founder of Lutanda on The Summit currently working as a Psychotherapist at Chainama Hills College Hospital, Zambia's only specialist’s mental health hospital. He has a diverse background of experience for 12 years working with individuals, groups, families, couples, communities, cooperate and none governmental organizations both public and private within and outside Zambia helping clients struggling with various mental health and social issues. Benjamin Samusiko is a mental health enthusiast and practitioner who's interested in Addiction Counselling, Trauma Counselling, Clinical Psychology and forensic Psychology and privileged to be among the pioneer of mental health in Zambia through his various roles in various public, private and community engagements.