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Meet our Executive Committee

Daniel den Hollander
Chair

Daniel den Hollander is a clinical psychologist in the Department of Psychology at West End Specialised Hospital in Kimberley, Northern Cape.  He is an active member of PsySSA, , whereby he serves as the chair of the Psychology in Public Service Division (PiPS), and as member of the South African Society for Clinical Psychology Division (SASCP).  His research and clinical interests are in the areas of epistemology, critical psychology, and trauma work.  He has presented at several conferences, specifically examining the relationship between Science and Practice in Psychology. 

Lameze Abrahams
VIce-Chair

Lameze Abrahams holds the position of Principal Psychologist at Lentegeur Psychiatric Hospital in the Department of Health.  She is jointly appointed as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Cape Town, Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health and co-chair of the Division of Psychotherapy.  Her academic and research interests include Mindfulness, Mentalization-based Therapy, Intellectual and Developmental Disability, and Public Mental Health.

Kgomotso Quentinne Masokoane-Mammba
Secretary

Kgomotso Quentinne Masokoane-Mammba did her BPsych Degree in Psychology at the then UPE (University of Port Elizabeth) now NMMU (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University). She completed her Masters in Counselling Psychology at the same institution in 2009. Her research looked at reasons people on ARVs did not adhere to their treatment. She has worked in the Department of Correctional Services from 2008 to date. She was appointed the Principal Psychologist in March 2016. Her career in DCS has led to her current studies towards her PhD in Penology which she is doing through UNISA.
She also has a private practice after hours where her focus is mostly on couples as well as employee wellness.

Sharon Kleintjes
Additional Member

Sharon Kleintjes completed a MA Clinical Psychology (UCT, 1991); an MPhil in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (UCT, 2004), a Diploma in Strategic Health Management (Foundation for Professional Development, Pretoria, SA, 2004) and a PhD (UCT, 2012). Sharon worked in the Western Cape Province’s Department of Health as a clinical psychologist and programme manager for mental health (1990-2004), a research manager at the HSRC (2004-2006), and as a researcher (2006-2010) and postgraduate course convener (2011) in the Department of Psychiatry & Mental Health , UCT before her appointment as principal psychologist at Valkenberg Psychiatric Hospital, Cape Town (2012-18).  She was appointed as the Vera Grover Chair and Professor of Intellectual Disability in the Department of Psychiatry & Mental Health at UCT in March 2018.  Her primary research interest is in public mental health policy and service development and service user involvement in their recovery.

Vikki Kotton
Additional Member

Vikki Kotton obtained a cum laude for her MA in Clinical Psychology through NMMU. She has worked in the private and public sectors of mental health, working in both private and government psychiatric settings, as well as she had her own private practice. Until recently (Dec 2018) Vikki had worked as a mental health practitioner on the Mental Health Review Board of Gauteng, under the region of Tshwane. At the Khanyisa Service Excellence Awards 2017 ceremony, held on 29 November 2018 by the Department of Health, the Tshwane Mental Health Review Board received the Khanyisa Award for the best performing Mental Health Review Board in Gauteng. Currently, Vikki lectures various psychology modules to undergraduate and honours students as well as supervises research honours students. Her academic and research interest include borderline personality disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety and trauma.

Letitia Rambally Greener
Additional Member

Letitia Rambally Greener is currently a senior researcher at Wits Reproductive Health Institute and holds a joint academic appointment at the University of the Witwatersrand.Through her work she, strives to better understand the drivers and impact of HIV among the most vulnerable within our society: women and adolescent girls, people living in informal settlements and LGBTTQI community members. Her research focuses on HIV/AIDs with a fundamental interest in improving access to reproductive health care services, drawing on behaviour change models and interventions informed by health promotion, community and social psychology. She has received several accolades for her work through the 7th South African AIDS Conference (2015) and at the Wits Health Faculty Research day (2016) and awarded for excellence in research at the Gauteng City Region Premier service Awards (2017). She was profiled by the Mail and Guardian (2017) as part of their top 200 list of individuals who have stood out and who positively impact the country’s future. In 2018 she was selected by Marie Claire as a future shaper, in recognition of breaking down walls, paving the way, and shaping the way we think and see the future in South Africa. She publishes in the areas of public health, social policy, social psychology, behavioural and social science and is a journal reviewer and abstract mentor.