Registration No. P.V.O. 20/2010

Board of Directors

John Nyemba
FICA Founder & Chairperson

The founder of FICA with a passion of working with vulnerable children for more than 20 years. Mr. John Nyemba has extensive experience working in the Zimbabwean health sector public and private domain, first as a Quality Controller and then later responsible for community health initiative programs that included HIV/AIDS and TB programs. Besides the professional background Mr. John Nyemba is also a community and religious leader, whose commitment to working with children and families affected by HIV over the past 20 years contributed to the religious and cultural communities opening up to the reality of HIV. Securing the future of vulnerable children, women and youth remains his passion since it lays the foundation for the survival of future generations in Zimbabwe.

Jeffrey Smith
Mabasa Crispen Mukome
Legal Advisor

Mabasa Crispen Mukome is a registered legal practitioner and is the Senior Partner at M. C. Mukome Legal Practitioners. He holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of Zimbabwe (LLBs) and is currently studying for an Executive Masters in Business Administration (EMBA) at Africa University. He started practising law in July 1999 as a Professional Assistant at Muvingi & Mugadza and became the Managing Partner in February 2004 under Muvingi, Mugadza & Mukome Legal Practitioners. He went on to establish M. C. Mukome Legal Practitioners on the 1st February 2012. He has experience in legal services, management, general advice as well as counseling. He is married with 3 children.

Extras- sits on Boards of:
a. Harare East Mabvuku Tafara Community Share Ownership Trust (HEMT)
b. Zimbabwe Prison Fellowship (ZPF)
c. Chairman of HEMT Project & Investments (Pvt) Ltd.

Rebecca Smith
Marshall Mutandwa
Finance Advisor

Mr. Mutandwa has extensive experience in business management and skills development with regards to entrepreneurship. For the past ten years, he has successfully directed and continues to do so, several business ventures which include electro-communications and mining ventures. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and Entrepreneurial Development Studies (WUA, Zim) and currently pursuing a Master degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Zimbabwe.

Christopher C. Zimbizi
Health Advisor

A qualified medical doctor with Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Zimbabwe. Has experience working at Mpilo Central Hospital and Harare Central hospital in Zimbabwe. Also has experience working outside Zimbabwe, in Maseru, Lesotho as a Medical Officer at Queen Mamohato Memorial Hospital. Also worked as a Medical Officer at Seboche Mission Hospital in Butha Buthe, Lesotho. He is currently working as a Programs Director at Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights (ZADHR) in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Tsitsi Rebecca Mutenzwa
Goodwill Banda
Thamsanqa Maphosa
Programs Director (Ex-Officio Board Member)

Mr. T. Maphosa joined FICA in 2017 and brings more than 15 years experience working for international NGOs, local NGOs, and the public sector. He has held management positions in both NGO and public sectors. His experience ranges from program design, research, monitoring & evaluation to organizational development for child-centered and health based organizations. He holds an MSc. Degree in Management of Development – HIV/AIDS (The Netherlands), a BSc Honours degree in Sociology (Zim.), and a Diploma in Personnel Management (Zim), Advanced Certificate in Sexual Reproductive Health & Rights incl. HIV (KIT, The Netherlands) and currently pursing an post-graduate Honours Degree in Monitoring and Evaluation.