Staff & Board of Directors

Pakachere IHDC has an established board of directors that oversees governance issues of the organisation, to which management reports. It has a constitution that guides the operations of the board. The board members are:

  • Roy Hauya (Ministry of Education, EDM)
  • Justice Edward Twea (High Court of Malawi)
  • Estelle Nuka (Malawi Revenue Authority)
  • Henry chimbali (Minitry of Health)
  • PSI-Malawi Country Director(PSI/M)

Staff Members

Simon Sikwese: Executive Director

Chinthemwa Mkandawire: Finance and Human Resources manager

Basimenye Nhlema: Program Officer

Grace Kumwenda: Media Manager
Grace is a Social and Behaviour Change Communication Specialist with seven years experience in planning, developing, implementing and monitoring social and behaviour change communication programs for HIV/AIDs, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Violence against Women, Human Rights and Governance. She is a holder of Master of Arts Degree in media studies from University of Witwatersrand, South Africa and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theatre Studies from the University of Malawi. She has worked with Pakachere IHDC in her role for the past five years. Part of her professional training include undertaking master level short public Health courses(non accredited) in Planning and Implementing health communication strategies, social marketing communication theory, media and society, monitoring and evaluating SBCC interventions all of which were offered through the University of Witwatersrand’s school of public health under a Southern Africa’s Capacity Building initiative spearheaded by Soul City Institute.

Maurice Chikapa: Program Administrator

Liana Chapota: Field Officer

Penjani Kalua: Field Officer

Paul Mphepo: Field Officer

Isaac Chimutu: Outreach Communications Officer
Isaac holds a diploma in Rural and Community Development and Public health obtained from Skyway College, Malawi. He has vast experience in community sensitization, mobilization and outreach in support of various specific projects and working with at-risk and vulnerable groups like; Faith based Adults and Youths, Mobile population; Truckers, Military, Police, Fishermen/ Fish traders, Female Sex workers, Pregnant women and Care givers to under fives . His expertise lie in facilitating community based social dialogues in HIV prevention, malaria, diarrhoea, through the use of mobile video presentation and other visual strategies.

Wilfred Mesiya: Field Monitoring Officer

Nellie Tchoka: Receptionist

Twende Musopole: Driver