Board of Directors
Get to know our happiness team
Get to know our happiness team
Shingi Mavima (PhD) is an Assistant Professor of History at the University of Toledo.He specializes in contemporary Southern African history with a focus on both its colonial and postcolonial periods, with additional scholarly interests in African literature and popular culture. He has published two poetry anthologies, Homeward Bound and Mirage of Days Old, as well as one novel, Pashena. He is also the co-founder and executive director of CLUBHOUSE International.
Nyasha Adore Matavire is a Co-Founder and Executive Director of CLUBHOUSE International. He is also the current executive director of CLUBHOUSE in Zimbabwe. He was raised in Harare’s Kuwadzana high density suburb where he did his Primary education before enrolling for High school at St. Johns Mission High School in Chikwaka. He is a holder of a BCom. Degree in Risk Management and Insurance.
Boitshoko attained his BSc in Microbiology from Michigan State University and has recently completed a BA in Public Policy from the same institution. During his tenure there, he worked as a research assistant in both fields of study contributing to ground-breaking work in drug discovery in the fight against tuberculosis, and collegiate curriculum design respectively. he has worked for multiple organizations, from start-ups to established universities in sustainable policy frameworks design, policy assessment, as well as inter-organizational quality assurance standardization policy. Combining his acumen from both fields, his current interest is understanding the importance of the microbiome as human civilizations modernize. Agriculture is particularly important in this respect because micro-organism ecosystems can make or break productivity. As such, he pursues ways to find synergy between these ecosystems and technology – and more importantly, the possible health implications as a consequence of this interaction. He currently holds the position of ‘Business Development Strategist’ at XB Keakopa Explore (Botswana), where he facilitates strategy to create innovate ways for SMMEs to expand their market imprint in Botswana and ultimately in the global arena. In addition to this, he is pursuing his masters degree in public policy at Michigan State University.
Zvikomborero Sithole is a modest gentlemen who grew up in the dusty streets of Dangvumvura Mutare. He went to Chancellor Primary School, Marange High school and later Hartzell high for his A-level. He further pursued his education with the Midlands State University where he studied insurance and risk management. He holds several professional course and is currently a member of ths insurance institute of zimbabwe and the chartered insurance institute cii. Current he is working at CBZ insurance as the claims examiner/underwriter and a national board member of CLUBHOUSE International.
Colleen was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She attended Northview High School, graduating in 2009. She went on to attend Grand Rapids Community College, later transferring to Grand Valley State University, and graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences. She is currently pursuing a degree in Nursing. Colleen has always had a passion for caring for others, whether they be children, adults, or furry friends. She enjoys traveling, hoping one day to work as a Missionary Nurse in impoverished nations. She has volunteered with other organisations such as Supper House, West Michigan Refugee Center, Hispanic Center of West Michigan, Spectrum Health’s Renucci House, and GVSU’s Annual Community Health Fair. She has been a supporter of CLUBHOUSE International since its inception.
Vimbainashe has seven years of experience in the nonprofit sector, and earned a Bachelor’s of Law from the University of Cape Town in South Africa and a Master’s degree in Women’s Law from the University of Zimbabwe. While working as a Program Officer for Musasa, the leading nonprofit in Zimbabwe addressing gender based violence, she gained a wealth of knowledge in the area of prevention and response to violence against women and girls (VAWG).
Through her work managing the direct services department made up of counselling, shelters and legal services she acquired in depth understanding of the challenges faced by women in family structures as well as the impediments to women’s access to justice in gender based violence cases. Her work in this area also entailed building and maintaining
relationships with multi-sectoral players in the response to GBV including law enforcement agents, government and other non-governmental partners. She has an in-depth knowledge of laws and policies related to VAWG in Zimbabwe, including the Domestic Violence Act, marriage laws and the Constitution and part of her work involved training on laws and policies for women and girls in rural communities.
Her work experience coupled with her training in Women’s Law has given her practical experience of the feminist theories and perspectives as well as methodological approaches such as grounded theory, case studies and the women’s law approach. She appreciates the impact of patriarchy on women’s access to justice and the economics that impede women’s ability to move on from domestic violence situations.
Previously, Vimbainashe worked for a regional HIV/AIDS information service, SAFAIDS, focusing on child
friendly information production and dissemination and child rights education. Over the years she has developed strong project management as well as service provision skills as her work has also included provision of legal services to indigent women. She has strong facilitation, analysis and report writing skills and in particular listening to and documenting cases studies reflecting women’s lived realities in the area of GBV. She has a strong passion for gender and women’s rights. She is currently the Gender and Social Norms Advisor with Musasa working on a PEPFAR supported DREAMS initiative in Zimbabwe. She is a member of the Zimbabwe Gender Commission Thematic working group on gender, Socio-cultural and religious issues
Takunda Mavima was born in Zimbabwe but moved to the United States before his first birthday. Takunda grew up Grand Rapids with very few opportunities to visit Zimbabwe. In an effort to bridge the gap between the life he knows in the U.S. and his roots in Zimbabwe, Takunda has joined our board to increase our social outreach and communication. Takunda works for a travel accommodation industry and on his free time, he likes playing tennis & exploring the latest advancements in consumer technology
Robert Mutyasira is an astute entrepreneur having run businesses for the last 25 years. He has vast experience in the motor industry , transport , fuel logistics and real estate. He has studied Bachelor of Commerce , Banking and Finance and is currently studying BSc Development Studies . He has worked with young people of all ages and social status motivating them into tackling life issues with knowledge and precision. In 2018 he was the recipient of the International Coaching and Mentoring Foundation award in recognition of his endeavours in building the young generation. Robert is a sought after life coach in many schools in the country as he has left many young people with indelible life lessons. He will add value to CLUBHOUSE with his experience in dealing with young people educating , inspiring and directing them into formidable members of society with aspirations of global influence and positioning, He is married to Bekezela and they have 2 kids.