Lorna Jacklin (Professor)

Lorna Jacklin

  • Qualifications:   FCP (Paediatrics) SA, MMed (Paediatrics), University of Pretoria, MSc (Child Health) and Mb ChB, University of the Witwatersrand.
  • Professor Lorna Jacklin is the Chairperson of the Board and a founding member of the Teddy Bear Clinic. She is an adjunct professor in Paediatrics and a neurodevelopmental specialist at the Johannesburg hospital, which falls under the Faculty of Health Sciences within the University of the Witwatersrand. Lorna’s primary interests include children with a variety of developmental delays and disabilities including Autistic Spectrum disorder, visual impairments and child abuse. As such, she sits on Boards and Committees for The Memorial Institute for Child Health and Development, Centre for Blind and visually Impaired Children (Chair), The Dean’s Computer committee,  Paediatric Executive committee, Post graduate protocol committee and the Hospital School Board.

Peter van Niekerk


  • Peter has been a Director at the Teddy Bear Clinic for Abused Children since incorporation, and is also a Director of the Shaken and Abused Baby Initiative. He has over 30 years litigation experience and was voted best lawyer in the category: Arbitration and Litigation, in The Business Days “Best Lawyers World Premier Guide”.
  • Peter is a Managing Director at Eversheds, specializing in general commercial litigation and pension fund, employment, insurance and family legislation.  Peter has sat as an Assessor in the High Court and as a Commissioner of the Small Claims Court.  He has also acted as a mediator and arbitrator in commercial, labour and matrimonial disputes and has received a band 3 rating for Dispute Resolution Lawyers in South Africa. Peter headed the legal team that won one billion rands for breach of contract in favour of two pension funds.  This is thought to be one of the largest awards in South African legal history.  He is Mahons’ representative at Meritas and is presently involved in both companies’ expansion in Africa.

Joy Immelman


  • Qualifications:   BA (Psychology and Economics) UNISA; BA Honours (Industrial Psychology) MA (Industrial Psychology) University of the Witwatersrand.
  • Joy is an independent financial advisor to select clients who has been successfully running her own Investment company, Castle Investments, since 2000. Joy has 15 years experience in the investment industry and a background in psychology, which she uses to assess clients’ needs, appetite for risk and investment goals. Prior to being in the financial industry, Joy’s work experience was as Managing Executive for the Training Division of an HR consulting firm (FSA-Contact).

James Peter Clucas

James Clucas

  • Qualifications: BCom (University of Cape Town)
  • James has been in financial services industry since 1991. For the past eight years, James has been a Director at ClucasGray Investment Management. In 2003, he, along with three others, started a fundraising organisation called Touch, Love and Celebrate, which specifically aims to raise money for abused children. He has been a Director of the Teddy Bear Clinic since 2007 and is a member of the finance committee.

Candice Pillay

Candice Pillay

  • Qualifications:  BProc, an LLB and a BA (Hons) degree, University of the Witwatersrand.
  • Candice is a partner at Routledge Modise, where she heads the firms pro bono legal services. She specialises in personal injury litigation, including motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, public liability and claims against the state. Candice is a member of the South African Clinical and Neuropsychological Association (SACNA).

Nonhlanhla Peggy-Sue Khumalo


  • Qualifications: In 2000 Peggy-Sue was awarded a scholarship by the late former State President, Honourable Nelson Mandela and was sponsored by Investec Bank South Africa to study Economics at the University of Manchester, United Kingdom. She holds a BA Honours (Economics and Politics) and an MSc in Economics
  • A former beauty queen who won the 1996 Miss SA pageant, Peggy-Sue has come a long way from the glitz and glamorous world of fashion to walk with authority in the corridors of SA’s Specialist Bank and Asset Manager power house, Investec. She joined Investec Bank UK in 2004 as an analyst with the institution’s Asset Management division. Peggy-Sue ran her own successful public relations and communications consulting firm in Johannesburg that boasted a staff compliment of 20 and listed among its blue chip clients Eskom, 3Com South Africa, Anglo American, Coca-Cola and hotel chain Hilton South Africa. It was her firm, for instance, that managed the PR and communication for the All Africa Games in 1999 and did events management for SA’s 2006 World Cup Bid. After seven years in London, Peggy-Sue returned to South Africa and joined Investec’s Corporate and Institutional Banking division. There, her main focus was growing the institution’s public sector portfolio.

 Shaheda Omar


  • Qualifications: Masters in Mental Health, Dip. In Marriage Guidance and counselling, Forensic Assessment of child victims of abuse, and has completed her doctoral thesis on young sex offenders
  • Position: Director on TTBC Board, Clinical Director
  • Experience: 17 Years
  • Shaheda worked at the Johannesburg Institute for Social Services, Pedimed Clinic in Pretoria, Parktown School for Girls, Centre for HIV and AIDS Counselling at Medical Research Institute, Johannesburg Association for the Aged and Childline Gauteng. She has been working at The Teddy Bear Clinic for Abused Children since 2001 and is the Director of Clinical Services at the clinic.

  Sheri Errington


  • Qualifications: MA ( Research Psychology)
  • Position: Director on TTBC Board, Operations Director
  • Experience: 7 Years
  • Sheri Errington is the Director of Operations at The Teddy Bear Clinic for Abused Children, where she has worked for 7 years. She has an MA in Research psychology and is registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa. Sheri specialises in Monitoring and Evaluation, but has lead the development of The Teddy Bear Clinic’s increased focus on research and the establishment of sound Monitoring and Evaluation systems. Sheri has presented research on The Teddy Bear Clinic’s service-level impact at both local and international conferences. Her interests are in the field of child abuse, child sexual offending, youth at risk, child development, trauma and exercise.

   Luke Lamprecht


  • Qualifications: BA (Hons) Philosophy of Religion, Dipl. Child & Youth Care, Candidate MSc Neuro-Development
  • Position: Director on TTBC Board, Director of the JHB Parent Child Counselling Centre
  • Luke is the monitoring and evaluation manager for Johannesburg parent Child Counseling Centre. He is also the Chief Operational Officer, trainer and supervisor of the Art Therapy Centre. He is a long standing advocate for Child protection and as such is a convenor for the Johannesburg Child Advocacy Forum; Legal advocacy spokesperson for Women and Men Against Child Abuse and Development officer for the Shaken and Abused Baby Initiative.In his influential career he has held the position of Executive Director of Bigshoes Foundation, who provided medical management of abandoned babies as well as paediatric palliative care. He was the Clinic Manager of the Teddy Bear Clinic for Abused Children. Project Manager for Child Abuse and Neglect Protocol at RAU University. Crisis Counsellor and Place of Safety Project Manager for Childline, Johannesburg and Child and Youth Care Worker for Johannesburg Child Welfare Society.