Producer: Rachel Valentina Nghiwete, Namibia
Rachel Valentina Nghiwete is a business woman who was born in Angola by Namibian parents, and raised in England and the USA. She attended American University in Washington, DC, where she attained a Master’s Degree in Health Promotion Management. She is passionate about Southern Africa and is a founder the non-profit organization, Southern African Community USA (SACU). She is also the founder of Southern African News (online newspaper). She has produced two TV shows: Cheza (Dance) TV Show and The Wellness TV Show in the DMV area.
Assistant Producer: Omega Tawonezvi, Zimbabwe
Omega Tawonezvi is interested in economic development and improved healthcare access & outcomes for Africans in the diaspora and Africans on the continent. She is an executive member of Southern African Community in USA (SACU) and blogs on African issues on Africaontheblog, a Guardian Africa Network affiliate. Omega holds advanced degrees in Business Management and International development from the University of Maryland System.
Project Manager: Sitinga Kachipande, Malawi
Sitinga Kachipande was born in Malawi. She has worked in the non-profit sector. She worked as a social media intern and made announcements for “Africa Now!” radio show. She served on the board of the Malawi Washington Association. She is the co-founder of the African Students Association at Truman State University. She has a BSc in Anthropology and Sociology, a Masters in Pan African Studies and an MBA. She is currently a PhD candidate in Sociology with a specialization in Africana Studies. She blogs on African issues at Africaontheblog and rebrandAfrica. She is a contributor to Pambazuka News and Think Africa Press.
Production Assistant: Lisa Netha, Namibia
Lisa Netha is passionate about Africans accepting each other regardless of the African country they come from. She is contributing to ensuring this happens as a Co-founder of the Southern African Community in the USA. She has been involved in poverty alleviation projects in the USA and in Namibia. She has a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of Kwazulu Natal, South Africa. She also has a Master’s degree from Middlesex University in United Kingdom.
Virgil Bryant, USA
Martin Dale, USA
Woody Everett, USA
Happy Garcia, USA
Sean Morris, USA
William Roberts, Liberia
Francine Smith, USA
Roy Thigpen, USA