Mike Podmore, Director

I joined STOPAIDS as Director in July 2015. I partner STOPAIDS Trustees in the delivery of our strategic plan. I represent STOPAIDS externally in the UK and internationally. I am Board Member for the Developed Country NGO Delegation on the board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; a steering committee member of Action For Global Health UKGlobal Fund Advocates NetworkCivil Society Sustainability Network; and of Stamp Out Poverty.



Siomha Cunniffe, Operations and Development Manager

I joined STOPAIDS in July 2015. I am responsible for working with the Director in the development and management of the organisation. I also lead on membership engagement and the organisation of STOPAIDS events.


Alysa Remtulla, Advocacy Manager


I joined STOPAIDS in February 2015. I lead STOPAIDS work on the political, programmatic and financial prioritisation of HIV by the UK government.  I will also be leading STOPAIDS Global Fund Replenishment work.



Saoirse Fitzpatrick, Senior Advocacy Adviser

I joined STOPAIDS in June 2015 after two years running Youth Stop AIDS. I now lead our advocacy efforts to improve access to medicines for all, which includes chairing the Missing Medicines campaign.


Jenny Vaughan, Advocacy Officer









I joined STOPAIDS in January 2018 after building up experience in advocacy and campaigning at both Progressio, an international development NGO, and FORWARD, an African women-led women’s rights organisation. I have spent time working in Parliament for an MP and living in Malawi as an international volunteer. I was previously a Youth Stop AIDS steering committee member and a speaker tour driver.



Courtenay Howe, Multilaterals Liaison Officer








I joined STOPAIDS in November 2018. I coordinate the NGO Delegation to the Board of UNITAID. UNITAID is an international funder for HIV, TB and Malaria based in Geneva. It funds innovate solutions to access to medicines and diagnostics challenges in the three diseases. Before joining STOPAIDS I worked for the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and worked full-time as a yoga instructor.



Karris Hamilton, Office Coordinator

I joined STOPAIDS in April 2017. My role is to upkeep the general running of the office, assist the Operations and Development manager with funding and finance, provide PA support to the Director and lead on communications. Before I joined the STOPAIDS team I spent 3 months in Burkina Faso, where I worked with a local NGO to raise awareness around women’s rights and health issues, including HIV.


Diarmaid McDonaldBoard Member representing NGOs on the Unitaid Executive Board

I joined STOPAIDS in January 2010. I now work one day per week, with STOPAIDS supporting me to fulfil my role as the Board Member representing NGOs on the Unitaid Executive Board.