OPHID Directors

Dr Theonevus Tinashe Chinyanga
OPHID Executive Director

Dr Theonevus Tinashe Chinyanga took the post of Executive Director of OPHID on the 1st of August 2018. He is an experienced medical and health programs professional with more than 10 years of both medical practice and management experience in public, managed care, and not-for-profit organizations. Dr Chinyanga graduated from the University of Zimbabwe with degrees in medicine and surgery (MBChB), and has worked in Zimbabwe, Lesotho, and South Africa. He also holds a Master of Business Administration degree and has gained qualifications in pharmaceutical medicine and financial management.”

Karen Webb
OPHID Deputy Executive Director

Karen Webb is the Deputy Executive Director of OPHID.  Having lived and worked in Zimbabwe since 2002, Karen has over 18 years’ local, regional, and international experience in HIV and public health communications, program design and evaluation. Karen brings her passion for locally led innovation, evidence-based programming, and implementation science to every aspect of her role supporting the strategic planning, development and evaluation of OPHID programs and research.  A member of the OPHID team since 2011, together with Ministry of Health and Child Care and academic collaborators, Karen has led a large portfolio of local and international conference abstracts, journal publications, knowledge products and awards including an HIV Research Trust Scholarship (2013) and Best Abstract at the International Conference for AIDS and STIs in Africa - Health Systems, Economics & Implementation Science (2019).  She has a B.A (Hons.) Psychology degree, an M.Sc. in Public Health (LSHTM, UK) and is currently completing her PhD in Epidemiology & Population Health (LSHTM).

Sara Page-Mtongwiza
OPHID Chief of Party

Sara Page-Mtongwiza is the Chief of party of the PEPFAR/USAID funded (TASQC Program) with OPHID, strengthening the Ministry of Health and Child Care at national and facility levels. Sara is a Health Education-Health Promotion Specialist with over 17 years’ experience in the field of HIV and AIDS prevention, care and treatment, gender, and development in sub-Saharan Africa. As a writer, facilitator, and researcher she has contributed to a wide range of regional policies, programs, and publications. Sara holds an M.A. (Health Education) and B.Sc. Hons. (Bio Psych).

Dr Pugie Tawanda Chimberengwa
OPHID Technical Director

Dr Pugie Tawanda Chimberengwa assumed the post of Technical Director of OPHID on the 1st of October 2020. He is an experienced medical doctor and a community health physician with more than twenty years of practice as a medical practitioner and more than a decade as a health manager in public health sector. Dr Chimberengwa graduated from the University of Zimbabwe with degrees in medicine and surgery (MBChB), University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences with master’s in public health (Field Epidemiology Training Practice) and recently with a PhD in Public Health Medicine from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal (South Africa). He has worked in Zimbabwe virtually at all service levels in both clinical care and health management within the Ministry of Health and Child Care.

Ronald Sagonda
OPHID Finance and Operations Director

Ronald Sagonda, Finance and Operations Director manages the finances, grants, and operations. He has 14 years progressive senior level experience spanning accounting, financial reporting, and analysis, developing, and implementing systems of internal control, budgeting, management, administration, and corporate governance in the not-for-profit sector. Ronald is a CIMA and ICSAZ qualified finance professional (ACMA, CGMA, ACIS) with an MBA and BAcc. Hons. Degrees

Efison Dhodho
OPHID Director: Strategic Information, Evaluation and Learning

Efison Dhodho (MBChB, MBA-Project Management) is the Director, Strategic Information, Evaluation and Learning at OPHID for the TASQC programme.  Dr Efison Dhodho has been the Senior Health Specialist for the World Bank funded Results Based Financing programme seconded to MOHCC by Cordaid for the last 3 years. He has previously held different positions at middle level management in the MOHCC and has 4 years’ experience, managing at senior level, a USAID funded VMMC and Malaria portfolio at PSI. He comes with 12 years’ experience in the implementation of results focused programming in HIV/TB, Malaria and Maternal and Child Health at national and provincial level in Zimbabwe.