We will endeavour to:
- Value and respect all individuals whose lives have been affected by the HIV and AIDS pandemic in South Africa.
- Inspire people with HIV/AIDS to take responsibility for their life, thereby improving its overall quality.
- Honour the needs of people infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS. We do not dictate to them but invite their participation in the development of appropriate initiatives.
- Form alliances and work in collaboration with partner institutions and NGOs to provide a strong network of HIV/AIDS support.
Directors and Managers
Under the directorship of Steven Whiting HIVSA comprises of 55 employees. The day to day overview of the organization is managed by the following ;
- Chief Executive Officer ; Steven Whiting
- HIVSA Programme Director ; Jean Armstrong
- Financial and Grants Manager ; Marius Du Plessis
- Office Manager ; Saucy Warnasuriya
- USAID Training Manager ; Yashmita Naidoo
- Technical Development Manager ; Rob Allen
- Human Resources : Delphine Ndhlovu
- HIVSA Programme Manager : Neo Mohajane
- M&E, Compliance and Development Manager : Thami Sonile
Steven is a qualified structural civil designer. Having successfully managed his own businesses for many years in 2000 he joined the Perinatal HIV Research Unit, based at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, as an Operations Manager. It was at this time that he realized that there was a dire need for psychosocial services to support the hundreds of clients attending the PHRU HIV clinic. In 2002 he formed HIVSA and as the CEO has grown the organization to what it is today.
Lolo graduated in 1993 with a Masters degree in Social Work. She has been practicing in both the public health and the social development sector for the past seventeen years. She has extensive experience at an operational, strategy, policy and management level.
Andiswa has a Master’s in Public Health and has over 8 years experience in the public health field working for development agencies in South Africa. She has extensive experience in applied M&E of HIV/AID programmes in the region. She worked as a Regional M&E specialist for the BMS Secure The Future Community Treatment Programme in Southern Africa. She was among the team of consultants who worked on the Mid Term Review for the SA HIV/AIDS 2007-2011 NSP and she has worked on the SA UNGASS report.
Fatima holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree. She carried out her internship and was a pharmacist at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital. From 2001-2003 she held the position of senior pharmacist at the Afrox Hospital Ltd private clinic and in 2004 she moved to the Perinatal HIV Research Unit as senior pharmacist where she was promoted to Pharmacy Manager. In 2006 Fatima joined PPD as a senior clinical research associate.
Jean Armstrong has 15 years experience in NGO programme management in the development sector with a focus on early childhood development, training and community based support programmes. She holds a BA and Honours majoring in psychology and community development and is working towards her masters in the social aspects of HIV and AIDS.