Our Team

Our Team

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Elize Hendricks

Founder & Director

Elize is a qualified Social Worker, mother of 2 girls and has always been passionate about working with families. She started working as a Student Social Worker at Correctional Services and qualified as a Social Worker while working there. She has extensive experience in working in Child Care Facilities, such as Boys Town and Tenterden Place of Safety in Wynberg.

The 11 years as a Practice manager for a Paediatrician equipped her with diverse management skills. Besides her focus on Usapho, she also assists the Parent Centre, facilitating workshops and talks.

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Tracy Leak

Fundraiser Co-Ordinator

Tracy Leak has recently been appointed (pro-bono) as the fundraising, marketing and public relations co-ordinator. Tracyis integral in the functioning, promotion and sustainability of the current programs. She has extensive experience in the entrepreneural, corporate and fundraising environments with an Executive Management Qualification from the University of Stellenbosch Business School. Tracy has always been passionate about uplifting communities and therefore understands the needs of families, and this,combined with her belief and support in the services that USAPHO provides ensures that her skillset is maximised in applying for and sourcing funding and raising awareness around the organisation

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Abigail Osborne

Administrator & Facilitator

Abigail has obtained her Honours Degree in Psychology from The University of the Western Cape, and is a Registered Councilor with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). Having previously worked within the NPO sector, Abigail has strong organizational and administration skills, and hopes to grow with Usapho and assist in facilitating change and building better families within our communities.

At present, Abigail co-facilitates the Teen Parenting Programme presented by USAPHO, as well has assists in day-to-day administration of the organization. Although not a parent as yet, the experience and opportunity provided by Usapho through the various parenting programs presented, has equipped Abigail with invaluable and vital information and lessons, which she believes will aid her in being the best parent that she can be.

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Shaville Fledermaus


Shaville is a trained Pastor, holding a B-Theology Degree (BTH) from Baptist Seminary. Previously a journalist with Media 24, Shaville also has a degree in Journalism from Pretoria Technicon. Now serving as a pastoral counselor at His People Church, Shaville co-facilitates the Teen Parenting and Positive Parenting Programmes at Usapho, as well as delivering counselling services to couples and individuals.

As a mentor to the teen tatas in the Fatherhood Programme, and a father of two, Shaville provides a strong masculine presence and support to the fathers in this program.