Zambians Promoting Leadership and Making a Difference
ZLA is a nonprofit organization focused on transformational leadership, education and raising the bar. We are Zambians and Zambian Americans with an obsession for excellence. We capitalize and collaborate on our unique strengths to exceed and showcase greatness.
Meet Our Planning Committee
Freda Mwamba Brazle
Born in Chinsali, Zambia, Freda is a graduate of Leadership Atlanta (2006) and possesses a Bachelors in Management Information Systems, a Master of Science in Accounting from Pace University, New York City and is completing her dissertation for a Doctorate of Business Administration with a focus on Leadership and Management from the University of Maryland. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma. Her impressive education and leadership style are garnered from over 25+ years’ experience with The Coca-Cola Company, General Electric Company, Arthur Andersen Consulting, Bank of America and Anthem where she has held various executive roles.
She sat on the Boards of AID Atlanta, the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA), and Peak Performance Basketball. Currently, Freda serves as Zambia’s Country Representative for the Conference of Western Attorneys General African Alliance Partnership (CWAG AAP) where she has facilitated training for over 400 law enforcement professionals in Zambia. She is the founder of Zambians Promoting Leadership in America (ZLA), a nonprofit organization, that focuses on transformational leadership, education and execution.
“Freedom Achieves More. . .Executing with excellence.”
Freda Mwamba Brazle, BBA, MS, CPA, MBB, Doctoral Candidate
Trina is the owner of T3 Network Group, visioned as a global network of community-focused leaders who provide leadership, project management, IT/IS consulting and training services. She is a certified project management professional specializing in portfolio and program management and holds a masters degree in public administration. Her gift of facilitation highly complimented by her board governance experience. She enjoys vacationing with her family and is passionate about community outreach.
Pretty Phiri is known as a producer/singer/songwriter know by her stage name “Nah Phiri”. She is also a accomplished chef who has cooked and catered for people from different walks of life, Her skills in the kitchen are definitely second to none and that’s a fact. She has started a new venture as a seamstress and CEO and Co-founder of her new company (IamAfrikah). Feel free to visit her website www.iamafrikah.com and see what she has to offer.
Chanda Mutale is Founder, Touch of an Angel which is a nonprofit organization that supports newborns born from underprivileged mothers in Zambia. TOAA was established in 2013 and has put up a borehole at Kaniki Clinic and supported 300+ newborns with basic necessities. Her goal is to complete a center that will be used to empower new moms. For more information visit www.touchofanangel.org
Luwiza Malunga wife and proud mother of 4 girls, is a Realtor with one of the nation’s largest full-service real estate companies. Luwiza has over 16 years of real estate and mortgage banking experience. She is resourceful and always finds ways to overcome obstacles by identifying the positive in each and every situation.
Sidney was born in Kabwata, Lusaka. Sidney is a graduate of John Jay College of Criminal Justice in NYC. He moved to Georgia 10 years ago to pursue a career in photography and web design. As a small business owner himself, he helps other small businesses with their online presence as new start-ups. “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” –Henry Ford
Criss Mwakamui, web designer and SEO expert, is founder of the Crispin Mwakamui Memorial Foundation, and owner of Snellville Websites Today and Lusaka Flowers. Criss came to the U.S.A in 2001 and quickly learned the ins and outs of eCommerce, becoming a consultant to small businesses, and an adviser to Zambians in the U.S searching for cost effective ways to stay connected with families back home. He believes teaching, leading by example and volunteerism are essential building blocks to building strong communities now and in the future.
Bella Siangonya MPH, is a public health consultant and budding entrepreneur. Bella is passionate about community service, non-profit governance issues, fundraising, and using data for decision-making. He has primarily worked in Zambia and the United States and has been involved in implementing and evaluating multi-million dollar HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and family planning programs. As the President of the Association of Zambians in Atlanta (AZA), Bella is primarily responsible for providing strategic direction for AZA and ensuring that the organization’s activities are compliant to applicable rules and regulations and are carried out in furtherance of its mission.
Chita Kabulo CPA, Manager of Internal Audit and Financial Advisory at Protiviti provides internal audit and regulatory compliance expertise to financial institutions across the southeast. She sits on the Board of Selfless for Africa, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering African youth develop their immediate communities. She enjoys exploring different cultures through travel, food and dance and has an interest in understanding issues plaguing the people in those communities
Ali is the owner and mastermind of Najgraphics.com, LLC., a family owned company that offers a variety of graphic design services and products for private and public organizations. His creative gifts offer quality marketing and visual communication products. His company specializes in design and technical setup of large format digital output for signage, banners, trade show graphics, sports venues, special events, and fleet graphics. Ali, a native of Zambia, holds a degree in Advertising Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York. He and his wife, Trina Nkhazi, live in Atlanta and enjoy taking vacations with family.
Agnes Sambo has International experiences in Luxury Retail Management, executive advisory and business development which has awarded her the opportunity to manage a portfolio of over $15 million. Agnes’s heart and belief is always to uplift and develop leaders across the globe and inspire them to be the greatest story ever told in their generation. She encourage others to utilize their gifts for impact.