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 Richard

Dr Richard holds a bachelor’s degree in veterinary medicine from Luanar. Richard demonstrates leadership skills and is keen to drive the organization forward., and bringing fresh ideas to the clinic. DR Richard claims to be a dog person but we all know he secretly adores cats (hell happily foster any homeless cats that come in to the center). During his free time, he loves listening to music, you’ll often hear him whistling in the clinic.

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 - Mary

Mary is a holder of Diploma in Animal Health and production, obtained at LUANAR. Mary is very passionate when it comes to animals. She is a Dog person but loves all kinds of pets. During the day, she spends most of her time in the consultation room and in patient’s room, taking care of in patients as well as out patients.

Mary takes charge in giving updates, advice and information to pet owners. Mary loves taking pictures and most especially videos.

Veterinary Nurse- Chipo

Chipo is a qualified journalist who loves communicating with people. She plans and runs vaccination and neutering field programs, as well as lending a hand in the clinic when needed. Chipo is always smiling and joking, and likes to provide clients with good customer service. She handles incoming messages and quarries, provides a link between the different departments of the center. During her free time, Chipo loves watching movies and travelling to the lake.

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 believes that a clean environment is important to keep the animals we serve healthy and happy. She makes sure all the clients areas are cleaned, and that the animals have fresh bedding. Nothing is too big or small for Catherine, and she routinely help the center by running errands, or lending a hand in the animal care team. Catherine usual has the biggest smile on her face, and often likes to sing whilst she works.


Bernard has been with us for many years now, initially as a care guard, but his love for the dogs has led him to be trained as a member of our animal care team. Bernard most enjoys taking the dogs for their morning walks and training good behavior. He also conducts home visits for the rescue dog adoptions, and provides relief night duty work for the center. Outside of work, Bernard also farms and loves gardening.


Levison is popularly known as madala (Big man) and every staff member refers to him as madala out of respect. Madala is our longest serving member of staff, having been with us since June 2016. As well as providing overnight security madala tends to the boarding and rehoming dogs overnight, giving them food and exercise. Levison travels a distance of 8kms every day to come to work, showing how dedicated he is to the animals.