Thabiti Mtambuzi lives in Richmond, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area, and has 2 children and 1 really very old granddaughter. He worked for 20 years for the San Francisco department of Public Health, the last 10 or so as the Director of Health Services for San Francisco’s Juvenile Hall, and retired from this activity over 14 years ago. He was the President of the Board of Directors of Forensic Health Care, a private non-profit that specialized in the treatment of individuals who were adjudicated not guilty by reason of insanity. He was a part-time lecturer in the Africana (formerly Black) Studies Department of the College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University.
Mr. Mtambuzi earned a B.A from Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, California, a B.A. from San Francisco State, and a M.P.A. from the University of San Francisco in Health Services Administration. His hobbies include making money (which is not easy to do in today’s marketplace), reading and traveling. He frequently travels to Europe and Africa. His favorite destination is the island of Zanzibar in East Africa. He is a grassroots community organizer and very much enjoys working in and with community-based-organizations in the San Francisco Area and with non-governmental organizations in Africa.