Our Team

“If we want to change the system, we need to address the whole system. So, whether we’re tackling gender-based violence, pandemic preparedness, or the credit crunch – we cannot assume that these things exist in isolation. Authentic change is almost always multi-dimensional.”

Charlene Omrawo is the Strategy and Organizational Effectiveness Lead at ITPC. She is a registered psychologist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa. She earned a Masters Degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Cape Town, and a Doctoral Degree in Psychiatry at Stellenbosch University which focused on personality dimensions, behavioral addictions, and quality of life.

Her experience expands across public-, private and NGO-sectors, with over 10 years’ experience in organizational strategy, transitional operational efficiencies, and organizational development. She has carved a niche footprint in the global public health sphere, working with executive teams and Board directors in designing and developing charters/mandates, business strategies and organizational impact assessment. She is well versed in advanced research methodology, from protocol development to practical roll-out.

Charlene is passionate about staying ahead of the curve to bridge the gaps between health systems and disease burdens, especially in the era where climate change and other uncertainties further complicate the mission. She is constantly on the lookout for innovative solutions that not only mitigate-, but also alleviate the impact of health-related issues, with the ultimate goal of affording individuals a better quality of life. Outside of work, Charlene is either globe-trotting, engrossed in a good book or training her dogs to be good furry citizens of the world.

Based in Cape Town, South Africa