Meet the Team

Our Governing Body

Headway Gauteng’s Governing Body consists of volunteers elected from a broad spectrum of careers and includes lay people, who have a family member who has sustained a traumatic brain injury. From accountants, medical doctors, social workers and a psychologist with a special interest in neuropsychology, these caring people give willingly of their time. Our board members offer their knowledge and support to our organisation, set policy, ensure that the Constitution is upheld and that donations are distributed and accounted for, with due diligence.


Brian Mallinson Chairperson
Jonathan Davis Treasurer
Carol Cannel Board Member
Monica Dube Board Member
Rozanne Gevers Board Member
Prof. Sam Mokgokong Board Member
Dr Thobeka Nkomo Board Member
Dr. Nilesh Patel Board Member


Headway Gauteng 

Christine Buchanan – Manager, Counselling & Support Services


I came to Headway as an intern in 2009 – and never left!! My background is psychology, with a passion for neuropsychology (how an injury to the brain can affect thoughts and behaviour). At the end of 2010 I was offered the post of Therapy Manager at Headway Hyde Park and embraced the opportunity.

What I love about working at Headway is the constant stimulation, as well as knowing that I can help make a difference in people’s lives. How many people can say that after a day at the office?

I am married with a grown up son and daughter and three absolutely gorgeous grandsons! They are my sanity and my chance to get in touch with my inner child. I am passionate about cooking and watch all the foodie shows on TV. I also love to travel.


Headway Soweto

Busisiwe Nkosi – Programme Assistant

My name is Busi Nkosi and I am the Occupational Therapist Technician at Headway Soweto branch.  I joined Headway on the 1st March 2012. What I like about Headway is it is an association that helps people with brain injury and helps them to understand and  to cope with their disability


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