The Jembi Health Systems NPC board provides the organisation with visionary guidance. The board members have a diverse set of skills and experience in areas such as healthcare, information systems, academic institutions and other areas of public health.
Pharmacist, Researcher and Senior Lecturer at school of health science at UKZN
Andy Gray is a pharmacist whose research interests include policy analysis (in particular, the development and implementation of national drug policies), rational medicines use and the application of highly active antiretroviral therapy in resource-constrained settings. He is a senior lecturer in the discipline of pharmaceutical sciences at the School of Health Sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN). He is also consultant pharmacist for the Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa.
Steve Reid, PhD – Chairperson
Physician and Chairs Glaxo-Wellcome Institute of Primary Health Care at UCT
Dr. Steve Reid is a family physician with extensive experience in clinical practice, education and research in the field of rural health in South Africa. After ten years in rural district hospital practice, he started a vocational training programme for rural doctors in Durban and was a founding member of the Rural Doctors Association of Southern Africa (RuDASA). At the University of KwaZulu-Natal he started the Centre for Rural Health through which he was involved in numerous health system projects in rural areas. He holds a Masters in family medicine and a PhD in education. In January 2010 he took up the post of Glaxo-Wellcome Chair of Primary Health Care (PHC) at the University of Cape Town (UCT).
Deshen Moodley, PhD – Vice Chairperson
Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Cape Town (UCT)
Prof. Deshen Moodley is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Cape Town (UCT), Cape Town, South Africa. He also serves as the Deputy Director of the South African National Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research (CAIR). His research interests are broadly in Artificial Intelligence, specifically adaptive and cognitive systems and innovative applications of AI for improving social well-being in Africa. He is interested in designing new architectures that combine concept ontologies with statistical machine learning to build systems that can self-adapt to a changing environment. He is currently working on a number of projects to explore the application of these architectures to solve problems in health care, biodiversity, earth observation and astronomy.
Quentin Williams, PhD
Strategic Research Manager, CSIR Meraka Institute
Dr Quentin Williams, is currently the Strategic Research Manager for CSIR Meraka Institute. He focuses on the formulation and implementation of research strategy within the information and communications (ICT) domain for the CSIR. He facilitates data science skills programmes across the national ICT research and development ecosystem for the CSIR and the Department of Science and Technology. He completed a BEng in electronic engineering at Stellenbosch University, followed by a PhD in engineering from the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom with emphasis on using artificial intelligence technique in medical image analyses to understand cardiac disease. He was a key technical lead in the development of the National ICT RDI implementation Roadmap for the Department of Science and Technology, adopted by Cabinet in 2013.
Dayne Morkel, MBA, CFA
Chartered Financial Analyst, Doctoral Researcher in Finance at UCT
Dayne Morkel has a background in finance and healthcare, and is currently completing doctoral research at UCT in the field of socially responsible investment. He began his career as an Investment Banker at Morgan Stanley in New York, and worked for the firm in both Hong Kong and London before returning to South Africa. He is now a director of Thinta Diagnostics, a Cape Town based healthcare firm specializing in medical devices. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds an MBA from the University of Cape Town, and has a special interest in healthcare finance.
Chris Seebregts, PhD
Chief Executive Officer (CEO): Jembi Health Systems NPC
Dr Chris Seebregts is the founder and the current Chief Executive Officer and eHealth Director of Jembi Health Systems NPC. He is also an honorary associate professor in the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Chris has a PhD in chemical pathology from the University of Cape Town and postgraduate degrees in computer science and software engineering from the University of South Africa.
He has worked in the public and private sectors in biomedical and informatics research, information technology management and software development. He is part of the OpenMRS leadership and is recognized internationally as an expert in eHealth.
He has a vision for improved global health through the development of effective and efficient health information systems, growing partnerships and building local capacity in developing countries.