Dr. Mumah, S. C. J., PRESIDENT Health Psychologist Dr. Mumah is an eminent behavioral scientist committed to the generation and dissemination of knowledge (about how people think, feel and behave) for the understanding of minds and the empowering of lives. A Senior Lecturer, HOD, and Council Member of the Pan African Psychology Union, Dr. Mumah holds a PhD Degree in Health Psychology with several professional qualifications. He is offering more than a decade continuous experience in clinical (ClHP), organizational (OHP), public (PHP), community (CoHP) and critical (CrHP) psychology, with practical hands-on skills on leadership, governance and management; research and development; scientific writing; and programme management and coordination gathered from extensive field experience as a research scientist, peer educator, mentoring specialist, psycho-trauma therapist, mental health counsellor, faculty practitioner, doctoral dissertation mentor, health psychology expert, and lead health, training and research consultant. His research interest is Health Psychology i.e., the application of psychological research and methods to the promotion and maintenance of health; prevention and management of illness; identification of psychological factors contributing to physical illness; improvement of the healthcare system; and the formulation of health policy. Three areas that interest him most are stress, trauma, depression, psychopathology and disease; health-risking and health-seeking behaviours; and psychometrics and health informatics. A widely travelled scholar, Dr. Mumah has had the opportunity to interact in different local and international forums, during which stints he has spoken at various global functions e.g. in Durban, Cape Town, Edmonton- Alberta, Belgrade, St. Louis, Port Elizabeth, Perth, Bremen, Turin, Jena, Antalya, Athens, Bangkok, Beijing, Dhaka, New Delhi, Abuja, Dakar, Lagos, Addis Ababa, Kampala and Arusha just to mention a few. This has also included short courses in Canada, Serbia, South Africa, Australia, Germany, Italy, Greece, Turkey, China, Thailand, Senegal, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Uganda and Tanzania. The distinguished academe has attended various international conferences, congresses, workshops and seminars during which occasions he has presented various award-winning papers. Founder and CEO of PsycHealth International, Dr. Mumah holds membership in a battery of local and international organizations, among them; the International Psychology (IAAP- International Association of Applied Psychology, IUPsyS- International Union of Psychological Science, and IACCP- International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology), the International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development (ISSBD), the European Association for Research on Adolescence (EARA), the Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA) and the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA). The fine scientist values Excellence, Achievement, Benevolence, Spirituality, Independence, Life, Intellectualism, Stimulation, Universalism, personal-Responsibility and Self-respect. Dr. Mumah’s career mission is to improve the quality of life of (the world’s poorest and most vulnerable) people, by improving their health and wellness, while providing for the welfare and needs of others. His vision is to be an international leader shaping the future through leadership, research and development, and by closing the gap between knowledge and action at all levels and positioned among the top 10 who’s who in the world because he possesses an inbuilt passion for leadership and the power to make a difference! (click here for more)
Dr. Prisca Jepchirchir Tarus, PAST PRESIDENT Educational, School and Occupational psychologist
Prisca Jepchirchir Tarus works as an Educational Psychologist in Mount Kenya University as an Associate Dean in the school of Education. A PhD fellow at Egerton University, Prisca is an author of several books including Attitudes of Academically Talented Students and Performance. She played a key role in Psychological healing and Peace Building in Kenya’s Rift Valley Region during the 2002/2008 post-election violence. An educational and spiritual mentor in shaping the future of the youth, Prisca is passionate about facilitating human growth and development in achieving one’s own destiny through the gender mainstreaming process.
Ouma, G. A. (Mrs.), SECRETARY Entrepreneurologist Grace is an Entrepreneurologist and a public policy analyst having invested the knowledge of psychology gained in her formative years of bachelors and masters degrees programmes in studying entrepreneurs’ and entrepreneurship behaviour. Her research interest is the understanding of how entrepreneurs think and act and thus channels her energy into helping entrepreneurs make profit and grow their businesses. She has been very instrumental in organizations by helping them understand the interface between research and its application thereof through the communication of research findings to policy makers in understandable ways. She functions as an advisor to entrepreneurs in their personal capacity, especially their emotional needs, and also on how to run their businesses effectively.
Dr. Newton Mukholwe Asakhulu, TREASURER Educational Psychologist Newton is an Educational Pyschologist based at the school of education, Maasai Mara University in Narok County, Kenya