Our Staff & Volunteers

Executive Team

Founder- Richard K. Ssuna

Founder and Trustee; ALL CREATURES, Dr Ssuna is a veterinarian with over 20 years experience in managing charities in Africa. He has worked for several organisations, including Ngamba Chimpanzee Sanctuary and The Jane Goodall Institute and has been instrumental in the growth of organisations like Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, Uganda SPCA & Lilongwe SPCA. Besides a veterinary degree, he holds Masters of Science Degree in Wild Animal Health and in International Animal Welfare. Ethics & Law from the Royal Vet College (London) and the Royal Dick Vet School (Edinburgh)

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TRUSTEE - Robert Komakech (Chairman)


TRUSTEE - Joshua Chizonda (Vice Chair)


TRUSTEE - Mike Chinoko (Secretary)


TRUSTEE - Fletcher Mlotha (Treasurer)


TRUSTEE - Dr. Bernard Chimera (Member)


TRUSTEE - Lonely Magreta


Advisor - Martha Armstrong


Advisor-Michael Blackwell DVM MPH

A career of public service is what exemplifies Dr. Michael Blackwell. Like his father, he earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Tuskegee University. He also earned a Master of Public Health degree from Loma Linda University.

Dr. Blackwell currently serves as the Director of the Program for Pet Health Equity, College of Social Work, at the University of Tennessee. His mission is to improve access to veterinary care, especially for families with limited means. He also chairs the Access to Veterinary Care Coalition.

Previously, Dr. Blackwell served as dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Tennessee, chief of staff, Office of the Surgeon General of the U.S., deputy director of the Center for Veterinary Medicine, Food and Drug Administration, and chief veterinary officer of the U.S. Public Health Service and The Humane Society of the United States. He achieved the rank of Assistant Surgeon General of U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps during 23 years on active duty. In addition, he has owned two private practices.

Dr. Blackwell has received numerous awards and recognitions, most notably, the Distinguished Service Medal, which is the highest personal honor award of the U.S. Public Health Service. He was twice awarded the Surgeon General’s Exemplary Service Medal.  He currently serves as a member of the HSVMA Board of Directors.

Administration Team

Finance & Admin - Alinafe Diane Nasiyaya

Alinafe was born in Ntchisi and completed her Malawi School Certiificate of Education (MSCE) from Mulunguzi Secondary School in Zomba in 2009. She completed an Accounts Certificate PAEC and ICM from Lilongwe Technical College and Mubalack Complex College.   Alinafe's work experience includes Electrocard System where she worked forr three years. She joined ALL CREATURES on the 1st July 2016 and holds the daily operations together at the Animal Resource Centre in Lilongwe.

Office Admin- Evidence T. Mwamadi

Evidence completed primary school at SOS Herman Germainer and secondary school at New Era Girls' Secondary School. She holds a certificate in Accounting at K & M school of Accountancy, studying accounting diploma (ICAM) final stage, worked with Demeter Agriculture limited as the time attendance clerk and NRB as registration officer before she joined ALL CREATURES.

Technical Staff

Veterinary Manager - Dr Amon Bwelya

Dr. Tichaona was born in Midlands, Zimbabwe and was selected to study in university abroad by the Ministry. He chose to study in Cuba at Central University of Las Villas where he received his degree in Veterinary Medicine and Animal Husbandry. After seven years of study, he accepted his first internship in Rajastan, India as a Veterinary Doctor with a animal rescue charity organization. He then interned for six months in Oman, acquiring expertise in feline health.  He chose to come to Malawi to gain experience in clinic management and livestock health. Dr. Tich has extensive knowledge from his travels and work experience. He continues to volunteer his time where there is need in places such as Zambia and Lesotho. 

Education Officer - Mr Francis Pidah

Francis is a dedicated and driven education officer.  He went to Matindi Private Academy and thereafter went to Natural Resources College, where he obtained a Diploma in Environment Management.  He served as an intern at Kasungu District forest office where he worked as a field officer.  He is passionate about helping the local community embrace animal care values.

Veterinary Nurse - Tionge

Armed with just the desire to contribute positively to the animals of Malawi, Tionge has crafted an art in animal nursing and exhibitits the finese and deftness of a professional in all emergency situations.

Veterinary Nurse- Chipo Chiwala

Interestingly, Chipo holds a degree in jourrnalism but has commited her time to hone her skills in the nursing care of animals. With her university jounalism reporting, Chipo also plays a big role in the Lilongwe Animal Resource Centre social media content. 

Veterinary Nurse- Mercy Zimba

Mercy is from Mzuzu, in northern Malawi. She recieved a Diploma in Animal Health and Production from LUANAR University in Lilongwe. She has expressed a deep interest in veterinary nursing and care for animals. She is an extremely hardworking and dedicated individual.

Support Staff

OFFICE ASSISTANT - Elizabeth Phiri

Elizabeth was born in Mzimba. She completed her Malawi School Certificate of Education at Ehehleni Community Primary School after which she pursued a career in Lilongwe. She joined ALL CREATURES on the 1st January 2017 and is a central figure in the hygiene and welfare of the dogs at the Animal Resource Centre in Lilongwe. 




OFFICE ASSISTANT - Catherine Gideon

Catherine is friendly, charismatic, dedicated and she loves animals. She is usually one of the first people to arrive at the office.  She comes from Mtsiriza Village. 



FIELD ASSISTANT - Rogers Mkandawire

Rogers is a clearly dedicated individual. He comes from Mzimba district.  He went to Nkhotakota secondary school.  He enjoys working for ALL CREATURES because of his love for animals.