Kolabo was founded in 2014 by Psychiatrist Dr. Rita Watterson and Psychiatry Resident Dr. Kimberly Williams. Since then the executive team has grown to include Psychiatrists Dr. Kathy Fitch, Dr. Rachel Grimminck and Stewardship Director Michael Grimminck.

In Tanzania, Kolabo is led by the Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences (CUHAS) Department of Psychiatry including Dr. Kiyeti Hauli and Dr. Matiko Mwita. Within CUHAS, the MPH team is supported by Dr. Elias Charles in the CUHAS School of Public Health.


Our Team

The amazing work within Kolabo could not have been done without the help of many people. We would like to acknowledge the following for their significant contributions to this project since its inception: Dr. Kimberly Williams, Dr. Rita Watterson, Dr. Suneina Mohan, Dr. Roy Turner, Dr. Cristin Fitzgerald, Dr. Rachel Grimminck, Dr. Kathy Fitch, Dr. Will White, and Mike Grimminck.

We would also like to thank all of the Psychiatry residents who have worked so hard to develop curriculum content and teach with the Kolabo Project each year.

We would like to thank the University of Calgary Department of Psychiatry and The Global Health Department for its sponsorship and support.