i4Life Nutrition Management Team Zambia – Ireland

Sally Bell Cross

Sally Bell-Cross
RNutr - Country Director

Sally is an internationally experienced consultant clinical nutritionist. . She is registered with the governing body Nutrition Association Australia, as well as the Nutrition Association Zambia. Sally received her Masters in Public health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Health.

Sally has experience across the public, private and NGO health sector in Zambia- with a special interest in community nutrition. She has deep interests, and has academically pursued Sustainable Agriculture mythologies, as relates to Nutrition. Sally has also worked alongside and with NGOs (Save the children, Red Cross) in eastern Africa on school feeding/supplementary feeding programs.

Sally has worked for I4L for over five years in project management steering the Zambian country focus and strategy, resulting in her role as country director in 2023. 

Maura Moran

Maura Moran RGN.RM.RPHN.BN (Hons) MSc Hons LLM Hons International Human Rights Law.
Voluntary CEO of i4Life CHS

Co- Founder and voluntary CEO of i4Life an NGO providing care to children and
provision of Primary Health Care Services in Zambia.

Registered PHN,RM,RN  Dual masters qualified including  Masters in International
Human Rights Law, with 30 years professional experience.

Extensive training and teaching experience. Doctoral Candidate at the UCD
(Submission of thesis in September,2023.


Dr Kevin Connolly
Voluntary Director of i4Life

Dr Kevin Connolly is a retired Paediatrician. Kevin has developed Immunisation Training Programme. Member of NIAC (National Immunisation Advisory Committee Ireland) on which he chairs the Paediatric sub-committee. Kevin is a member of the Advisory Committee for Human Medicines of the Irish Medicines Board and the Irish Representative on the Paediatric Committee of the European Medicines Committee. Kevin is Medical Director of i4Life since its inception, he travels to Zambia three times a year and attends weekly management meetings with the Zambian team.
Katherine Farrell

Katherine Farrell

Katherine has volunteered with i4Life since its inception and has traveled extensively to Zambia and Uganda to volunteer in i4Life Nutrition clinic. Committed to sustainable education, Katherine is a Public Health Nurse and Midwife.
Joyce Makasa

Joyce Makasa

Joyce graduated from Lwitikila Girls Secondary School in 2009 and achieved a Certificate in Psychosocial Counselling from the University of Zambia in 2017 and a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Zambia in 2017.

Joyce commenced her nutrition internship at the i4Life nutrition clinic under the supervision Sally Bell Cross where she has excelled. In March 2020 Joyce travelled to Uganda as part of the i4Life international team to offer her expertise to her colleagues at Adraa Agriculture College, Sub Oflaka County, Uganda.

Joyce is a valued member of the i4Life team.


Sinead O’Mahony

Sinead is a Registered Dietitian with an MSc in Public Health and Health Promotion from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). Sinead has worked in regulatory, clinical, research and humanitarian nutrition for ten years. Sinead currently works for the Food Safety Authority of Ireland in the Public Health Nutrition Team. Prior to this Sinead worked as a Nutrition Manager and Advisor with Concern Worldwide and GOAL Global. During this time Sinead worked in both humanitarian and development nutrition sensitive and specific programme across East Africa, the Middle East and Central America. Sinead has a particular interest in programming to address the underlying determinants of malnutrition to address the root causes as well as providing high quality services for the identification and management of acute malnutrition across all vulnerable group’s including infants, young children, children, pregnant and breastfeeding women and the elderly. Sinead joined i4Life in 2018 as a voluntary Nutrition Advisor and supported i4Life in securing a significant grant form Irish Aid.
Grace Banda Mushibwe

Grace Banda Mushibwe
Technical Lead at i4Life

Wilson Kirabira

Wilson Kirabira
Nutritionist and Public Health Specialist

Wilson works on our project in Uganda alongside Adraa Agricultural College (AAC) and Offaka subcounty where we work to save lives of malnourished children in Uganda’s most chronically food insecure regions.

Wilson coordinated a team of nutritionists and social scientists from Zambia, Ireland and Uganda to develop a learner friendly nutrition curriculum. Implementing the curriculum will build capacity of several AAC students, community facilitators and communities to cope, adapt and thrive in the face of climate related crisis food insecurity and malnutrition shocks. 


Dorothy Nthani, RIP
It was with deep sadness that we have to inform you of Dorothy’s untimely passing.

We first met Dorothy in 2015  with Kevin and Katherine when i4Life was exploring opportunities to partner with UNZA. Dorothy was a highly thought of and respected UNZA lecturer who penned the nutrition guidelines for Zambian Ministry of Health and through her advocacy has left a rich legacy behind in Zambia and worldwide of nutrition education, research and a commitment to Human Rights. Dorothy was an esteemed colleague and friend who supported i4Life and very generously gave of her time and energy to i4Life nutrition projects .Dorothy was such a perceptive person who had the ability to see things how they were.  A pillar of strength  to Sally and Joyce the CHWs Harriet and  Mukena at Neri were also very close to Dorothy’s heart and  she always started her training sessions with
 ‘Are We Together’
Rest In Peace  Dorothy. We will all miss you dearly.
Maura & Sally. July, 2021
So sad that such an inspirational lady has died. She has left a very important legacy as a person, a mentor and an educator.  Her publications include Nutrition and HIV Guidelines, trainers guide and participants manual, Drivers of micronutrient Policy change in Zambia: An Application of the Kaleidoscope model (USAID), Nutrition Assessment, Counselling and Support (NACS) Standard Operating Procedures Manual, and Maternal, Adolescent, Infant and Young Child Nutrition  guidelines (2016). She also had an understated sense of humour.  Thanks, Dorothy, for all you gave to those you influenced.
Dr Kevin Connolly,  July 2021

Dorothy was Zambian and  a Lecturer in Human Nutrition in the University of Zambia (UNZA). Dorothy achieved her MSc. (Public Health, Health Promotion and Environmental Health) from Leeds Metropolitan University (UK); BSc. (Food Science and Nutrition) from University of Surrey, (UK); Post-Graduate Diploma (Maternal and Child Health) from Netherlands and Diploma (Food and Nutrition) from Zambia. Dorothy played a key role in developing the partnership between i4Life and UNZA to enable human nutrition students to obtain their clinical placements in i4Life Nutrition clinic. A great achievement it is the first community placements of UNZA students in the community. This opportunity enables these students to gain valuable experience of Community management of malnutrition in the community. A MOU between these organizations was signed in 2019.