The Khululeka Team and Board
Meet the Team
Khu Kids Coordinator
Facilitator and Counsellor
Trainer and Mentor
Meet the Board
Rozalle Thomas is the current chairperson of Khululeka’s Board. Her career has focused on strategy development, operational effectiveness and governance strengthening for many organisations. She joined Khululeka as a board member in August 2015, seeking to leverage her technical expertise and personal passion to bring about positive change in the lives of children. She hopes that through her service on the board of Khululeka, she can move closer to realising this dream.
Tsholo Tiro joined the board of Khululeka in October 2020. A year later she was appointed Vice-Chairperson of the board. Tsholo has spent most of her career in brand, communication and marketing, working in the chemical and petroleum industries. She is passionate about building brands with a purpose and making a meaningful impact to communities. Tsholo hopes to help position Khululeka as a trusted partner and source of support to those who have experienced grief and trauma.
Zayne Nabbee joined the board of Khululeka as Treasurer in March 2020. He is a chartered management accountant and a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). He has a wealth of experience in Finance, in both the public and private sector, across large corporations and SMME’s across a multitude of sectors. Zayne has a passion for making a difference in this world ensuring that we leave it better than we found it. He is involved in business strategy, finance and operations for many organisations and holds roles on several boards and committees in various capacities.
Kgahliso Mangoale joined the Khululeka board in 2021. Qualified as a social worker, she is currently completing a Master’s in Public Health at UCT. Kgahliso has gained experience in sub-grants management, programme development, management, capacity building, monitoring and evaluations and proposal writing. Her current portfolio also includes social media and branding programming. Kgahliso identifies as a Public Health Specialist, mostly passionate about women’s health, mental health and wellbeing, young people, advocacy on social determinants of disease and systems strengthening in NGOs.
Wendy Lessing was appointed as Director in August 2021 prior to which she consulted as a Fundraiser and Project Manager. She holds an Honours degree in Psychology and has completed the course work towards an MPhil in Public Policy. Wendy has had extensive experience in the development field, particularly within the academic sector fulfilling a variety of roles at the University of Cape Town. Her experience includes representing a bilateral donor, the directorship of Abbeyfield SA as well as short stints at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and the Anglo-American Chairman’s Fund.