GPC Council Members

Prof. Angela Ofori-Attah (Chairperson)

Prof. Angela Ofori-Atta is the Chairperson of the Psychology Council. She is the founder and director of the Psych Corps, a program for national service psychology graduates set up in collaboration with Yale University, University of Ghana Department of Psychiatry and the National Service Secretariat. She currently teaches at the University of Ghana School of Medicine and Dentistry. She is well known for her published research and pilots culturally appropriate service delivery in mental health.

Prof Ofori-Atta pioneered how to teach young people in public schools about AIDS, set up mental health services in Ghana’s Upper West Region and organized volunteers to participate in activities with children of the Accra Psychiatric Hospital for the last 20 years. She was co principal investigator for the Mental Health and Poverty Project in Ghana.

Her interest in Governance has led her to serve on a number of boards including those of Ghana Integrity Initiative, Center for Democratic Governance, National Vocational Training Institute, The Roman Ridge School, The Enterprise Group and Databank Financial Services Ltd. Prof. Ofori-Atta served as a Deputy Minister for Manpower Development and Employment in President Kufuor’s administration, worked on President Johnson Sirleaf’s 2005 election campaign, and actively advocated for the passage of Ghana’s mental health law passed in 2012.

She is the immediate past president of the Ghana Psychological Association.

 

Mrs. Charlotte Nebbah (Rep. Health Facilities)

Ms. Charlotte Esi Nebbah is a Clinical psychologist. She obtained her B.A. degree in Nursing and Psychology and an M.Phil in Clinical Psychology at the University of Ghana. She is a Deputy Director of Nursing Service. She was a tutor at the Pantang Nurses Training College. She also served as a member of the Academic and Welfare Committee at the Pantang Nurses Training School. Charlotte was an examiner for the Nurses and Midwife Council of Ghana. She currently serves as a panel member for selection interviews for nursing students.

She was a pioneer member of staff who worked at the Tamale West Hospital where she was the officer-in-charge of the obstetric and Gygnaecology Department. Ms. Charlotte Esi Nebbah is currently working at the Lekma Hospital as the Clinical Psychologist. She served as the Welfare Chairperson for the Hospital Staff from 2014 to 2016. She is also the Officer-in-charge of the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) for Lekma Hospital, Accra. Ms. Charlotte Esi Nebbah has helped in training many health and psychology students (interns) clinically. Ms. Charlotte Esi Nebbah is the Clinical Psychologist for Achimota Senior High School and Accra Girls Senior High School. She is also the Clinical Psychologist for America Relief Center, an organization that provides shelter for victims of sexual and physical abuse.

Ms. Charlotte Esi Nebbah has been a facilitator in workshops for many organizations including Ghana Health Services, Local Government of Ghana and Ghana Fire Service. She has attended many workshops for capacity building and also obtained certificates for many short courses. The recent Certificate Course was in Conflict and Crisis Management at the Ghana Armed Forces and Staff College, Otu Barracks at Teshie-Accra. She has also obtained a Trainer of Trainers (TOT) Certificate in child protection guidelines for Health Workers. Ms. Charlotte Esi Nebbah is a member of the Ghana Registered Nurses Association, Nurses and Midwife Council of Ghana and Ghana Psychological Association (GPA).

 

Dr. Robert Akuamoah Boateng (Rep. Industry)

Dr. Robert Akuamoah-Boateng hold a PhD Industrial Psychology from University of Kent at Canterbury, UK (1989); an MA Organization Psychology from New York University (1982) and a BA Psychology with Sociology from University of Ghana (1977). He was a lecturer at University of Ghana and was the Head Department of Psychology between 2003 – 2005 and 2009-2010. Dr. Akuamoah Boateng was an Executive Member of the Ghana Psychology Association and was the President of the Association (GPA) 2003 – 2005.

He was a member of a number of Boards and Committees at the University of Ghana. These includes Academic, Administration, Admission and Examiners Boards; and Inter-Faculty and Junior / Senior Staff Appointment and Promotion Committees. Dr. Robert Akuamoah Boateng is a Member of ADRA Ghana Management Board; Executive member of University of Ghana Pensioners Association and Ghana Federation of Pensioners Associations. He has provided consultancy services for a number of organization and is currently the Sole proprietor of Retirement planner and Managing consultant Industrial/Organizational Psychology Consult Ltd. He has a number of research publications and books to his credit

 

Prof. C. Charle Mate-Kole (Rep. Accreditation.)

C. Charles Mate-Kole, PhD is a Professor of Psychology and Founding Director, Centre for Ageing Studies, College of Humanities, and Consultant Neuropsychologist, Department of Psychiatry (School of Medicine and Dentistry); University of Ghana.

His previous appointments include; Head of Department, Department of Psychology, University of Ghana; Professor of Psychology and Founding Director, Centre for Africana Studies, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, Connecticut, USA; Geroneuropsychologist, Queen Elizabeth (QEll) Health Sciences Center (formerly Camp Hill Medical Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Adjunct Clinical Professor of Psychology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; Research Psychologist, Department of Psychiatry (Gender Identity Clinic), Charing Cross & Westminster Medical School (now Imperial College School of Medicine), London, UK; . Immediate Past President, Ghana Psychological Association.

Other positions include; Professor Emeritus – Psychology, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, Connecticut, USA; Founding Member and Executive Member, (formerly General Secretary), Pan African Psychology Union (PAPU) in Durban, South Africa; Founding Editor-in-Chief; the Ghana International Journal of Mental Health.

His research is mainly in the area of neuropsychology, especially ageing and health, traumatic brain injury, dementia and cognitive remediation after brain damage; sexuality and ageing; development of an assessment tool for detecting cognitive impairments and suspected brain dysfunction. In the past decade, he has developed interest in African cultural values and behaviour.

 

Dr. Afisa Zakaria (Rep. MOH)

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Rev. Dr. Samuel Anyete-Nyampong (Rep. Lay Practitioners)

Rev. Dr. Samuel Ayete-Nyampong is the Clerk of General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana. He is also the Vice-President of World Communion of Reformed Churches, Hanover, Germany. Rev. Dr. Ayete-Nyampong was the Chairperson, Akuapem Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana in 2011- 2012 and the Director for the Presbyterian Interfaith Research and Resource Centre, Accra-Ghana in 2010-2011. In 2004-2010- Director, Department of Ecumenical and Social Relations of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana Rev.

Dr. Ayete-Nyampong had PhD and MTh in Practical Theology (Pastoral Care and Counselling of Older Adults) form Aberdeen University, Scotland. He had BA. From University of Ghana; and Management for Development Foundation (MDF), Ede, Netherlands-Certificate in Institutional Development and Organisational Strengthening (ID/OS). Rev. Dr. Ayete-Nyampong is External Examiner for University of Pretoria, South Africa and was External Examiner in Practical Theology, Central University College, Accra. He was Postgraduate Supervisor, Trinity Theological Seminary and Supervisor for Postgraduate Thesis in Practical Theology, Central University College, Ghana. Rev. Dr. Ayete-Nyampong was Adjunct Lecturer in Practical Theology, Central University College, Ghana ( Lecturer in Postgraduate and Undergraduate Courses in Conflict Resolution and Management and Pastoral Care and Counselling); and a Tutor at Ramseyer Training Centre (RTC) Abetifi-Kwahu, where he taught Psychology and Pastoral Care and Counselling.

Rev. Dr. Ayete-Nyampong is in charge of all International/Ecumenical Relations and Partnerships of the Church. This includes all PCG church relations in Ghana, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria, Cameroon, Korea, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, Netherlands, Scotland, England, Canada, USA, Brazil, Australia, Jamaica, and other mission and ecumenical organizations such as the Christian Council of Ghana, World Council of Churches (WCC), the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC), the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC), the African Partnership Consultation (APC), Africa Continental Assembly (ACA), Mission 21 in Basel, the 17 Association of Churches and Missions in Southwestern Germany (EMS). He was once the Executive Director- Christian Action on Ageing in Africa (Voluntary non-paid service): Designing programmes on ageing and implementing community education activities and research on ageing in Ghana and Africa; Principal Consultant- Care and Counselling Consultancy, Ghana (Carried out training workshops on Stress Management and Burnout for the newly established Grid Company (GRIDCO) of the Volta River Authority; Resident Minister, Christ Presbyterian Church, Adentan, Accra; and Counsellor, National Reconciliation Commission, Ghana (Professional Counsellor serving on the Ghana National Reconciliation Commission that organized Public Hearings into about 4,000 cases of Human Right Abuses perpetrated since Ghana’s Independence in March 1957 to 1993 and Organised Public Education on Human Rights in five Regions of Ghana during the period of the National Reconciliation Commission. Rev. Dr. Ayete-Nyampong has significant number of research publication to his credit.

 

Prof. K. Appiah-Adu (None Psych Member)

Professor Kwaku Appiah-Adu (PhD) is Head of the Delivery Unit at the Vice President’s Secretariat, Office of the President, Republic of Ghana. He is a Chartered Architect, Professor of Strategy and former Dean of Central University Business School. From 2002 to 2009, Kwaku worked at the Office of the President, where he was Head of Policy Coordination, Monitoring and Evaluation, Chairman of the Oil and Gas Technical Committee, Director of Ghana’s Central Governance Project and member of the President’s Investors’ Advisory Council, as well as the Advisory Board for the UN Initiative on Continental Shelf Delineation. Prior to that, he worked as a consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers and lectured at the Universities of Cardiff and Portsmouth. An author of several publications, three of his recently edited books are: (i) Governance of the Petroleum Sector in an Emerging Developing Economy; (ii) Key Determinants of National Development (co18 edited with Mahamudu Bawumia), and (iii) Context: Executing Strategy in Developing Economies (co-edited with Bawumia and Kwapong). With over 100 scholarly papers, he has facilitated workshops and presented papers at several international forums. Kwaku has been elected to the ANBAR Hall of Excellence for Outstanding Contribution to the Literature and Body of Knowledge. He has chaired and served on various boards in the public and private sectors. Currently, he is Board Chairman of GLICO Pensions Trustee Company Ltd, Advisory Board member of the Lupcon Centre for Business Research (Germany), Independent Director of the Shell Pensions Fund and Director of Switchback Developers Limited. He has received many awards, including the President’s Award for exceptional contribution to national development.

 

Mr Jonathan Acquah (Rep. Attorney Gen.)

Mr. Jonathan Acquah is a Lawyer by profession and a Principal State Attorney at the Office of the Attorney-General and Ministry of Justice. He was called to the Ghana Bar in 1999 and he is a Member of the Ghana Bar Association. As a Principal State Attorney, he represents and defends the Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of the Republic of Ghana in civil litigation in Court and reviews local and international and bilateral agreements, contracts, memoranda of understanding and gives legal opinions on same. He also presents Legal Papers at local and international Seminars, Workshops and Conferences (eg. Seminars/Conferences organized by Ghana Permanent Joint Commission for Cooperation, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), African Union (AU) and International Red Cross Society (IRCS – Humanitarian Law); and represents the Attorney-General on Government Commissions/Committees and gives legal advice.

Prior to Mr. Jonathan Acquah’s present employment, he worked at the erstwhile Serious Fraud Office (now Economic and Organised Crime Office) as Senior Controller, Legal and Prosecutions and was the Legal/Administrative 19 Manager of Glory Oil Company Limited. He was also a Managing Partner of Fafali Law Chambers in Accra. He taught English Language and Literature in English at the then Labone Secondary School for eight years.

Mr. Jonathan Acquah is a Member of the Committee of Legal Advisers and the Constitution Review Committee of the Global Evangelical Church and also serves as the Session Secretary of the Global Evangelical Church, Adonai Chapel, Madina-Accra. He is involved in marital counseling at his Church.

Mr. Jonathan Acquah holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and a Diploma in Education awarded by the University of Cape Coast. He also holds a Qualifying Certificate in Law awarded by the Ghana School of Law. He is a married man with two children.

 

Dr. Dina Baah-Odoom (Registrar of the Council)

Dr. Dinah Baah-Odoom is Registrar of the Ghana Psychology Counselling. She was the Past Deputy Director and the Head of Clinical Services Development of Ghana Health Service. She contributed in no small ways to the development of policies, guidelines and manual for Ministry of Health and Ghana Health Service; and continuous professional developments of health staffs.

Dr. Baah-Odoom was a past Vice President of the Ghana Psychological Association. Dr. Baah-Odoom was very instrumental in getting the Part Five (Ghana Psychology Council) of the Act 857 (the Health Professionals Regulatory Act) passed. She is a Clinical/ Health Psychologist. She obtained her MPhil in Clinical Psychology from the University of Ghana, and PhD from the University of Birmingham, UK. She has B.A. (Hons) in Nursing and Psychology from the University of Ghana. She has Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education from the University of Birmingham, UK.

Dr. Baah-Odoom is also a Fellow of the West African College of Nursing (Mental Health) and a Foundation Fellow of the Ghana College of Nurses and Midwives. In 2012 -2013, she acted as the Secretary to the Education Committee Taskforces of the West African College of Nursing in preparation for the Ghana College of Nurses and Midwives Council. She is a Board Chair of West Africa AIDS Foundation and a member Mosano Senior High School Board. She has considerable expertise and experience in research, teaching and clinical practise.

Dr. Baah-Odoom has to her credit, significant number of published academic journal articles and book chapter and a book; and has presented scientific papers and posters in many conference. She is an Editorial Board Member and Reviewer for a number of academic Journals.