ZTA currently has 5 trustees who are responsible for the running of the charity and its governance; for example, seeing that it complies with the law and fulfils its charitable purposes. The current trustees are Joanna Pearce (Chair), Vera Steele (Secretary), Simon Willoughby-Booth (Treasurer), Scott Renton, Jamie Dale and Caroline Buckland. Joanna and Simon are also ZTA trainers who work with the Project team in Zambia alongside Lesley Hill and Liz Hall.. Under Scottish charity law all trustees are volunteers and cannot be paid (unless clear legal conditions are met) for their work and the charity has no paid staff or premises. All the resources of the charity are used to support its work in Scotland and Zambia.
Joanna Pearce - Chair Joanna is an Art Therapist living in Scotland, she worked for Lothian NHS for well over 20 years in adult Mental health and learning Disability services. She trained at Sheffield and Goldsmiths where she did the Masters in Advanced Art Psychotherapy. She is an experienced Clinical supervisor and has developed and delivered training for a wide range of situations. Since visiting Zambia in 2013 and experiencing the impact of introducing the therapeutic use of art to Health workers there she has been engaged in developing and delivering the ZTA course along side her colleagues. She and Lesley Hill set ZTA up as a SCIO to further this work in 2015 and she remains Chair of the Board of Trustees.
Simon Willoughby-Booth - Treasurer Having joined the NHS in 1978 as a nursing assistant and begun involvement in Art Therapy in 1980, Simon practiced as an art therapist, researcher and arts therapies manager. He represented his profession in many national groups and forums for allied health professionals. He has given lectures, workshops and conference papers in the UK, Ireland, Italy, USA and Sweden and published articles and book chapters on art therapy and research. He was Scottish member of the Arts Therapies Board of the Council for Professions Supplementary to Medicine from 1997–2002 and a Health Professions Council Partner from 2002-2014. Since retiring from clinical practice in 2010, Simon has remained involved in the profession as a researcher, supervisor and as a charity trustee.
Vera Steele - Secretary Vera joined the Board in 2018 coming from a background in administration in the social enterprise sector, national and private organisations. For many years, she has been involved in event co-ordination.
Caroline Buckland Caroline has worked within fundraising for the past 8 years, working within the NHS, the MS Society and the Prince's Trust during this time. When not working Caroline tends to be travelling or painting and is therefore really excited to be joining the team at ZTA and supporting their fundraising efforts.
Scott Renton Scott is an IT developer/manager at the University of Edinburgh Library. He joined ZTA in March 2019, his remit including progressing the website and digital tools to assist workflow within the organisation. Scott is a Glaswegian, married with two children, and has a strong interest in travel, music and art.
Lesley Hill Lesley Hill is a founder of ZTA and was a Board Member until she stepped down to undertake some of the consultancy work. Her current roles are research, project development and monitoring and evaluation. She is a qualified and registered Art Psychotherapist and currently works as a Senior Psychotherapist with First Psychology in Edinburgh. She has an MSc in Africa and International Development and has a passion for health research in Africa.
Margarate Nzala Munakampe Margarate holds a Bachelor of Arts in Development Studies (Psychology minor), Master of Public Health with speciality in Health Policy and Management, and is currently pursuing her PhD in Public Health, with focus on adolescent fertility control. She has some experience working in various health and has extensive experience in qualitative and mixed methods research. Margarate represents ZTA's partners, SCHEME - a health monitoring organisation in Zambia and her support roles for ZTA to date include coordination and monitoring and evaluation.
Liz Hall Liz is a registered and practising art psychotherapist in Scotland and also a practising fine artist. She has worked in third sector, education and health sectors for many years, along with more recent private practice. She has led and designed social engagement projects in diverse communities around the UK, and in Spain, Portugal and Morocco on voluntary programmes with refugee and minority groups. Recent clinical practice has focussed on children and families coping with trauma, and studies in family systemic models, including the development of practice tools and training. She began working as a volunteer with ZTA in 2018 and has since designed and delivered a course on working with children with therapeutic art, in Zambia. She is interested in cross cultural research and practice which brings innovative and collaborative opportunities for growing and learning.
Diana Mintal Diana is a pre-qualified psychologist based in Edinburgh. She obtained an MSc degree in Clinical and Health Psychology from the University of Szeged in Hungary. Her experience as a volunteer includes clinical placements as an Intern Psychologist in a Hungarian Psychiatry and Children’s hospital. Her current employment focuses on assessing and supporting first-hand the needs and difficulties of people struggling with their mental health in the fields of learning disabilities, dementia and challenging behaviour. She joined the ZTA Research Team as a volunteer in October 2020. She was keen to join ZTA to help to contribute to its goal of making mental health provision more accessible in Zambia. In this team she is actively engaged in contributing to Therapeutic Art research proposals co-designed by ZTA and the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ), with a lead role in preparing the literature review. In addition, she supports ZTA communications through collaboratively writing blogs for the website.
Claire McDonald Claire joined ZTA in August of 2021 after graduating from the University of Glasgow in history of art. As part of the ZTA, Claire is involved in supporting the fundraising efforts of our charity and is looking forward to being a part of our team. Outside of volunteering, Claire has an interest in art and languages and in her spare time, enjoys visiting art galleries and travelling.
Taha Bilici Taha is multi-lingual interpreter and skilled social media manager based in Turkey. Born in Ankara, he is 25 years old. He graduated from Ege University, department of translation and interpretation in English with Bachelor's Degree in İzmir. He has volunteered in the British Red Cross as a refugee supporter for more than a year in Glasgow. He was responsible for social media accounts (Twitter, Instagram) of the VOICES Network. He had a great success in increasing the followers of social media accounts, creating new contents and having collaboration with other charities. With his skills and experiences, he and his team created a podcast regarding the problems and difficulties of people seeking asylum and refugees in the UK and they won "Grassroots Production Award" in weareaudiouk. The goals of the VOICES Network are to change the people’s minds, policy and practice on asylum seeker and refugee issues. He also has been volunteering in Zambia Therapeutic Art and Learnblue as a social media manager and fundraiser. He is so passionate about working on social media. He also develops a website to support people seeking asylum and refugees in the VOICES Network. To be able to create content, he uses Canva, Camtasia and some Macbook programs. He is interested in learning new languages, travelling and listening to music.
ZART was the team name taken by the 8 certified trainers based in Zambia. Their role is central in establishing the sustainability of the training and practice of therapeutic art. As part of establishing themselves as an autonomous enterprise they have adopted the name Therapeutic Art Zambia-TAZ.
Susan Ntengwe Susan is a Teacher, and student Counsellor trained in Therapeutic Art Practice.. She trained at the University of Zambia in educational Psychology and scholar of a Master in Clinical neuropsychology at the University of Zambia. She has 13 years of experience working with children and uses Therapeutic Art with her clients and Students. She is also a Trainer of Trainees (TOT) and belongs to the Zambian group of Therapeutic Art Trainers Known as TAZ, where she is currently serving as a Treasurer.
Humphrey Banda Humphrey is a Psycho-Social Counselor at Chainama Hills Hospital since 2012. He has vast experience in Mental health Care as a Counsellor. Previously worked at the Anglican Children’s Project in 2005, then later pursued a course in Psychosocial Counselling in 2006. He Advanced his studies and got a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (counselling). Humphrey uses Therapeutic Art alongside other Psycho-Therapies in his Therapy Practice. He is qualified in Therapeutic Art and as a Trainer and Master Trainer of Trainers.; he also belongs to the Zambian group of Trainers known as TAZ. Currently, he is serving in the Logistics department for TAZ.
Wala Nalungwe Wala is a Therapist living in Zambia. She is trained in Clinical Neuro-Psychology and Therapeutic Art. She combines Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Therapeutic Art in her Therapy Practice. After Being trained in Therapeutic Art , she later upgraded to Trainer of trainees to train Mental Health Care givers. She is part of TAZ which is the core Team of Therapeutic Art Trainers in Zambia that is aimed at providing therapeutic Art Training to Mental Health Professionals. Currently, she is serving in the Public Relations department for TAZ.
Monica M Chirwa Monicais a Clinical Neuro-Psychologist who lives in Zambia. She is currently a part-time lecturer in the School of Medicine, Psychiatry Department at the University of Zambia and Texila American University. She is Experienced in Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Therapeutic Art. She also belongs to the Zambian group of Therapeutic Art Trainers (TAZ) as a Trainer of Trainees (TOT). Monica is currently serving in the Training, and Content Development Department for TAZ.
Lyambai Kestone Lyambiis a Mental Health Specialist at the University of Zambia - Faculty of Nursing Sciences. He has more than 15 years post qualification experience, administrative, teaching and clinical skills at different levels. Additionally, he is a Trainer in the Therapeutic use of Art. His primary areas of interest include; mental health promotion, child and adolescent mental health, addictive behaviours, HIV/AIDS mental health, and innovative teaching strategies. He belongs to TAZ, a group of Zambian trainers and serving in the Training and Content Development department in TAZ.
Mwazanji Mwale Mwazanji is a Clinical Officer Psychiatry at Livingstone Central Hospital in the Southern Province of Zambia. She trained at Chainama Hills College and has experience as a Clinical Psychiatrist, Nutrition Care and Support for people living with HIV (NACS), and Therapeutic Art. She attends to the whole Spectrum of Psychiatric conditions and uses Therapeutic Art with patients. Mwazanji further trained as a Trainer of Trainees (TOT) in Therapeutic Art and is a member of the Zambian group of Therapeutic Art Trainers (TAZ), and currently serving in the Research, Monitoring and Evaluation department for TAZ.
James Sianebwe Siamayuwa James is a professional Physiotherapist who works with both Children and Adults faced with Physical Conditions undergoing Rehabilitation. He is Currently working at Chainama Hills Psychiatric Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia. James trained at the University of Zambia, School of medicine and was conferred with a BSc. in Physiotherapy in 2015. Furthermore, he has trained in a number of CPD programs such as Therapeutic ART. He is a Trainer of Trainees (TOT) in Therapeutic Art and a member of TAZ (Zambian Therapeutic Art Trainers). Currently, James is serving in The IT and Info Management department for TAZ. He is keen to see Therapeutic Art Use by all Mental Health Professionals in Zambia for the benefit of all Mental Health Patients.
Lillian Njobo Lillian is a Psychology Lecturer at Levy Mwanawasa Medical University, School of Health Sciences, in Behavioral Sciences department. She holds a Master of Science Degree in Public Health (Health Promotion and Environmental Health) from Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom; A Post Graduate Diploma in Counseling and a Bachelor of Arts Degree both from The University of Zambia, School of Humanities and Social Sciences. She is an experienced trainer of front-line health workers with eighteen years of experience and has been involved in curricula and training manuals review, design and development. She did consultancy work with Zambia Prevention Care and Treatment Partnership (ZPCT) under USAID from February 2016 up to 2018 and was involved in conducting Counselling trainings to both health workers and Volunteer lay Counsellors involved in HIV/AIDs epidemic. Lillian works in a multidisciplinary context, counselling of students, members of staff, youths and children and the community at large is at her heart. Having trained in The Theory and Practice of Therapeutic Art by Zambia Therapeutic Art, she is a Trainer in Therapeutic Art for Clinical Practice. Lillian is a member of the Zambian group of Therapeutic Art Trainers (TAZ) and serves in the Training, and Content development department.