Meet our wonderful team

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The Choose Life Specialist Recovery Team

The Treatment Program

Learn about our 21 day: 12 step program

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Take a look inside our beautiful rehab facilities

Tracy Whitmill

Tracy Whitmill

Admin Manager

Tracy joined Riverview Manor Rehab Clinic in 2018. She took a transfer to Choose Life in 2019.Tracy’s position is administration.  

Hlengiwe Ngcobo

Hlengiwe Ngcobo

Case Manager

Joined Riverview Manor in 2007 as a chef and then took a transfer to ChooseLife in 2016

Being passionate about health care of the patients I enrolled in a course in health care services, now I am working as a professional health care assistant.  My wish is to make all feel welcome while on their way to recovery.

Ryno Oosthuizen

Ryno Oosthuizen

Patient Relations / Marketing

Ryno joined Choose Life in 2019.  He resides on the premises of Choose Life and managers the facility

He enjoys the gym and believes it improves self-image.   Clients are encouraged to attend gym classes with him.  Exercise is certainly an added benefit to develop and grow your recovery.

Lauren Perumal

Lauren Perumal

Nurse

Lauren joined the team in February 2022.  Lauren started her nursing career in 2012.  She has psychiatry experience and she is very passionate about helping people in recovery.

Jack Mtira

Jack Mtira

Maintenance / Security Manager

Joined Choose Life in 2016. My focus is the maintenance of Choose Life facility, ensuring the garden is well manicured and the pool is always sparkling.  I also ensure the safety and security of all clients so they may have peace of mind while in our care.

Nokukukhanya Ndhlela

Nokukukhanya Ndhlela

Social Worker

Joined Choose Life in 2019.  I studied Bachelor of Social Work and qualified 2017. I have played an increasingly important role in the treatment of individuals with alcohol and substance abuse which in turn create problems within their family unit. I am proud to be a part of this programme that offers group and individual psychotherapy. The programme is aimed at helping clients deal effectively with mental health and substance abuse problems by equipping them with adequate skills and strategies essential in managing their conditions.

Samukelisiwe Mthembu

Samukelisiwe Mthembu

Psychologist

This world is nothing short of a dualistic dilemma; as humans, we are faced with navigating through a personal and external experience along with having to balance learning from pain, overcoming challenges, and developing the ability to ask for help when it all starts to become overwhelming. Understanding human nature and contributing to the improvement of human life is my passion. Early exposure to trauma counselling during my academic training allowed me to develop a passion for Clinical Psychology. Trained in various therapeutic modalities, I enjoy exploring different eclectic ways that are best suited for each client. I have worked with clients recovering from addiction, children with learning difficulties and life trauma, as well as clients suffering from depression and anxiety. The different environments I have worked and trained in include the South African Military, and one of the busiest hospitals in Johannesburg central (Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital), as well as a rehab facility in the North West province. On a part-time basis, I have also enjoyed lecturing (University of Johannesburg, St Augustine College) and engaging in psychoeducational media appearances and features.

Jared Elliott

Jared Elliott

Regional Marketing Executive

Jared joined Choose Life as Marketing Executive

Lizwi Ntulwana

Lizwi Ntulwana

Social Worker

Joined the Choose Life clinical team in March 2021.  He facilitates the group therapy classes, and thrives on seeing people live a better life.

Landrine Tshinanga

Landrine Tshinanga

Nurse

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