Meet our Board
Mary Nyakato is a Doctoral student of Neuropsychology at Makerere University, Uganda. Her career ambition involves analyzing and appreciating the psychological development of the child through neuropsychological research. She has been involved in research studies in child neurodevelopment and neuropsychology since 2011; looking at the effects of Malaria, HIV/AIDS, and Nodding syndrome on neurocognitive outcomes. She has also participated in intervention research to enhance outcomes and provided both local and international training, quality assurance, and control for various psychological tests in several countries including Malawi, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, and Sierra Leone.
Dorcus is a seasoned monitoring and evaluation professional with a robust background in biomedical, WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene), and business research. With over six years of hands-on experience, she has developed a keen understanding of assessing and enhancing the effectiveness of programs and initiatives in diverse sectors. Dorcus brings a unique perspective to her role, backed by her proficiency in procurement, which complements her expertise in monitoring and evaluation. Her comprehensive skill set enables her to contribute strategically to projects, ensuring they align with objectives and deliver impactful results.
Michele Capots is a peer support specialist, coach, speaker, and storyteller on the power of mental wellness and resilience. Her engaging talks have been known to grip audiences as they follow her journey from the depths of depression and addiction to the heights of mental wellness and resilience. She has also published articles about her own mental health struggles and victories that have appeared in publications such as The Washington Post Magazine, Marie Claire, and the Tribune Review newspapers.
Marvin, a dedicated musician and mental health advocate, passionately champions lived experience leadership in mental health services. Through his music, he resonates with the human experience, fostering understanding and empathy. Marvin believes in the power of personal stories to guide mental health service delivery, ensuring that those with lived experiences take a lead role. His advocacy aims to create a supportive and compassionate environment, blending the art of music with a commitment to mental well-being.