Meet our Team
Dr. Brian Jack
Brian Jack, M.D., is Professor and former Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. His research team developed the “Re-Engineered Discharge” program, now used in hospitals around the world. He is an international leader in developing the concept of Preconception Care and has worked in developing primary care training programs around the world. He has received the STFM Gabriel Smilkstein Award for contributions to global family medicine education, the Peter F. Drucker Award for Non-Profit Innovation, the CDC External Partner of the Year award, and the AHRQ award for grantees whose work has led to significant changes in health care policy. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine.
Mrs Elizabeth Nkholongo
LeBoHA Country Director
Elizabeth Limakatso Nkabane Nkholongo, R.N, M.P.H. is the Executive Director for LeBoHA and a Mosotho nurse-midwife with specialties in health care management, nursing education, and primary health care. ‘Me Nkholongo has an Advanced Bachelor’s Degree in nursing and a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University in Pretoria South Africa where she is now a PhD student in Health Systems Management. She served as the Deputy Chair for the Lesotho Nursing Council from 2010 – 2013. ‘Me Nkholongo has been with LeBoHA since 2008 and is responsible for strategic planning, daily operations and fiscal activities.
Dr. Sebaka Malope
Sebaka Malope, M.D., is the Director of the LeBoHA Family Medicine Specialty Training Program and Assistant Professor at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Malope obtained his undergraduate medical degree from University of the Free State in 2004, completed internship in 2005 and worked in Lesotho as a medical officer from 2006 to 2007. He enrolled in the FMSTP as the first registrar in January 2008 and after four years of training, graduated as the first Lesotho-trained physician. After graduation he became a faculty member and in 2017, he became the Director of the FMSTP. He has worked tirelessly to have the program accredited and able to give the MMed-FamMed degree to graduates. Dr. Malope is now a Master’s student in medical education at the University of the Free State.
Dr. Elizabeth Nonkosi Tlale
Internship Programme Director
Trained in University of Nairobi, in Kenya for her Batchelor of Medicine and Surgery. She received her Masters Degree in Obstetrics and Genaecology from the University of Zimbabwe. She has vast experience in her subjects, having worked with the Ministry of Health and as a private practitioner. She has been involved with different aspects of maternal health in the country and has been a keen participant in issues of medical education in Lesotho.
Mr. Taole Mangope
Taole Mangope is the Finance and Administrative Officer of LeBoHA. His experience includes having worked for the government of Lesotho for 2 years, 2 years in private practice, and now has worked with LeBoHA for 6 years. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Management Leadership from University of Free State and a Licensed Accountant certificate from Centre for Accounting Studies in Lesotho. Taole is now a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) Candidate also at the University of Free State.
His experience involves having worked for the government of Lesotho for 2 years, 2 years in the private sector 20 years in the NGO sector.
Dr. Lisebo Mojaje
Family Medicine Specialist
Lisebo Edith Mojaje MD is the Director of the Lesotho National Internship Programme. Dr.Mojaje was raised in Leribe, attended medical school at the University of the Free State and graduated from the LeBoHA Family Medicine Specialty Training Programme in April 2019. Lisebo is now the Coordinator of the Lesotho National Internship Programme and a faculty member in the FMSTP. In 2019 she published an article in the Lesotho Medical Association Journal and delivered an oral presentation at the South African Association of Family Practice annual meeting on the topic of caring for disabled children in rural Lesotho. She lives in Leribe with her husband and two children.
Mrs. Moipone Molappo
Internship Program Administration Officer
Mrs. Moipone Molapo is the Lesotho Internship Program Administration Officer of the Lesotho-Boston Health Alliance. She has been with LeBoHA since January 2020. She received a Bachelor Degree in Bcom Management Information Systems in 2009 from University of Zululand in South Africa.
Key responsibilities are Ambassador for the internship program, Contact with Medical Students before internship, responsible for the day-to-day performance and administrative functions of the program.
Mr. Paballo Lethunya
Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
He obtained Bachelor of Arts in Economics minor Statistics from National University of Lesotho, Postgraduate Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation Methods from University of Stellenbosch and currently pursuing MPhil in Monitoring and Evaluation Methods from University of Stellenbosch.
He joined LeBoHA in January 2020, with a clear focus of developing an inclusive and comprehensive M&E System and framework that includes data collection, data analysis and reporting systems for implementation of all programs. Mr Lethunya has more than 5 years track record of M&E experience from working for PEPFAR funded projects in Lesotho.
Mrs. Nthakoana Rakhoba
Nthakoana Rakhoba is the Finance Assistant at Lesotho Boston Health Alliance, under Internship program, with responsibility of providing financial support thus allowing for productive, timely and coordinated implementation of internship program and other related LeBoHA programs, by January 2020 at Maseru Office. Before joining LeBoHA, she worked at several companies building her skills in strategic business development and solving multi-faceted financial problems. Creativity, self-driven and hardworking are Nthakoana’s greatest strengths. She thrives on all kinds of challenges, especially those that expand the company’s reach.
During her spare time, she helped many companies and individual Basotho businesses with their accounting and tax planning and also to ensure that they comply with local laws and regulations, especially Lesotho Revenue Authority, to mention among others.
Nthakoana has been recognized with honesty and strong sense of integrity, solid time management skills to keep up with deadlines. Additionally, she is a General Accounting (ACCA) holder from Centre for Accounting Studies obtained in 2009, possess very strong computer competencies which have allowed her to encourage company growth integrating new technologies (Pastel), as well as increase productivity both in the short and long term.
Mr. Abeloang Khutsoane
Abeloang Khutsoane is a motivated Labour Relations graduate who likes to be involved in anything constructive. Abeloang is involved in different projects, namely Fresh Kut, all in the spirit of keeping busy, and hopefully making a name for himself. He worked as a Fundraiser at the MNN Center of Investigative Journalism, with the aim to raise funds for the Centre for effective implementation of its mandate. Currently he is an intern at the Lesotho Boston Health Alliance(LeBoHA), and also oversees the PSBH(Problem Solving For Better Health Alliance)program.
Abeloang has studied and completed his BTech degree in Labour Relations Management at the Vaal University of Technology. He also studied LLB at the University of Free State and Nelson Mandela Metropolitan, respectively.
Mrs. Mants'o Mafaesa
Mrs. Mants'o Mafaesa performs a variety of office support duties to ensuring an envornmentally friendly LeBoHA office space.
With several years of experience in this particular nature of work, I can handle a work-load of any magnitude. One of the tasks I do deligently is performing maintenance activities related to cleaning such as ensuring all offices are sanitary.
On a personal level Mrs. Mants'o Mafaesa has no problem working independently in the absence of supervision, and always has a good attitude toward customers, fellow team members and management. She is a bright, energetic person.
Mr. Phetetso Lephallo
Mr. Phetetso Lephallo is a responsible, experienced driver of all times! Throughout his career, he has taken pride in his ability to offer courteous, reliable service, and has worked hard to meet deadlines efficiently. He is dedicated to his colleagues and does his best to ensure that the organization’s needs are met. Though meeting delivery times is important, he prioritizes safety above all else, taking the necessary steps to ensure a safe work environment for him and his fellow colleagues.
Mr. Lephallo pays close attention to detail to keep the business on track. When problems arise, he does not shy away from accountability, but redoubles his efforts to solve them. His commitment to quality, timely service is what sets him, apart from the typical driver.
He works well with his colleagues, assuming the necessary roles needed to get the job done.
Dr. Jonathan Steer-Massaro
FMSTP Faculty Physician
Dr. Steer-Massaro graduated from Vanderbilt University medical school and earned an MD. He completed his OBGYN residency at Boston Medical Center. He later graduated from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health with an MPH.
Dr. Benjamin Bryden
FMSTP Faculty Physician
Dr. Bryden graduated from the University of Iowa where he earned an MD from the Carver College of Medicine as well as an MPH from the College of Public Health. He completed his FM residency and then a Maternal Child-Health fellowship at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas.
Dr. Chelsea McGuire
Chelsea McGuire M.D., M.Sc. is LeBoHA Research Director and Assistant Professor at Boston University School of Medicine. She is a practicing clinician in a Federally Qualified Health Center and Patient Centered Primary Care Home. Dr. McGuire obtained her medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 2015. She completed internship, family medicine residency, and a National Institutes of Health National Research Service Award primary care academic fellowship at Boston University. Her scholarly work focuses on building a structure for research mentorship for FMSTP trainees and competency-based health education.
Dr. Mariel Bryden
FMSTP Faculty Physician
Dr. Bryden graduated from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and earned an MD. She completed her FM residency and then a Maternal Child-Health fellowship at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas.
Courtney Steer-Massaro graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and earned a Master of Science in Nursing, as well as certificates as a Registered Nurse, Certified Nurse-Midwife, and Family Nurse Practitioner. She also graduated from Tulane University's School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine with a Master of Public Health.
Moretlo Thulo has been appointed as the FMSTP Administrator. She holds a Diploma in Information Communication Technology and is a Microsoft Certified System Administrator. Moretlo has extensive knowledge of Customer Service, Telephone Etiquette, Secretarial skills and Personal Assistant. She has worked in the private sector for four years. She loves to spend time with her family and watch tv, she is passionate about her work and loves challenges and new experiences.