IMERSE's Board of Directors


Dr. Qhing Qhing Dlamini, Chairperson: Dr. Qhing Qhing Dlamini is a medical doctor and public health consultant with over 25 years of experience working in public health. Dr. Dlamini has previously worked for the Swaziland Ministry of Health in a number of positions, including the MoH Director of Health Services. She also has considerable experience working for the United Nations World Health Organization and as a health development consultant. Dr. Dlamini is passionate about improving the mental health system in Swaziland. She has served on the Board of Directors for FLAS (Family Life Association of Swaziland).

Dr Jonathan Dlamini, Vice-Chair: Dr Jonathan Dlamini is a private physician, running a private practice at Lulama Clinic in Manzini. Dr. Dlamini is also a trained psychiatric nurse, and other physicians commonly refer patients with psychiatric needs to Dr. Dlamini. Dr. Dlamini is a vocal advocate for mental health in Swaziland, and has spoken on Swazi radio about mental health. Dr. Dlamini serves on the FLAS Board.

Charlie Gilman, Treasurer: Mr. Charlie Gilman has worked in human resources, information technology, and in management in the NGO and health care sectors. Mr. Gilman holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and is currently the Swaziland Country Manager for the Institute for Health Measurement of Southern Africa.

Martha Hertslet, 2nd Treasurer:  Mrs. Martha Hertslet has experience as a counselor, a bookkeeper, and in general management. She is also a life skills teacher at Sifundzani High School in Mbabane (Swaziland) and has a special interest in issues concerning adolescents. Mrs. Hertslet is a vocal advocate for individuals with mental health issues.

Maria Mabuza, Chair of Programming and Resource Mobilization: Ms. Maria Mabuza is a retired banking executive. Ms. Mabuza currently also serves on the Board of Directors of FLAS.
Leonard Dlamini, Community Representative: Mr. Leonard Dlamini is a retired health care worker and vocal supporter of strengthening mental health in Swaziland. Mr. Dlamini has been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, and has first-hand experience living with a mental health issue in Swaziland.
Dr. William Reynolds, Member of Programming and Resource Mobilization Sub-Committee: Dr. William Reynolds is an accomplished academic, known for the development of the Reynolds Empathy Scale. Dr. Reynolds has worked in a variety of setting, most recently working in South Sudan for the Ministry of Health. Dr. Reynolds is currently the Dean of Humanities and a Full Professor in the Psychology department at Swaziland Christian University.
Sizakele Dlamini, Member of Programming and Resource Mobilization Sub-Committee: Miss Sizakele Dlamini is the Head of Department at Swaziland Christian University. Miss Dlamini's research focus is positive psychology.
IMERSE board members Sizakele Dlamini, Dr. William Reynolds, Martha Hertslet, and Dr. Qhing Qhing Dlamini, with Programme Director Dumsani Mamba and Co-Founder Timothy Sandoe.