Mike Podmore, Chief Executive Officer
I joined STOPAIDS as Director in July 2015. I lead the STOPAIDS staff team and partner STOPAIDS Trustees in the delivery of the STOPAIDS strategic plan and represent STOPAIDS externally in the UK and internationally. I am a steering committee member of Action For Global Health UK, Global Fund Advocates Network. I am a co-founding steering group member of the Digital Health Rights Advisory Group and a co-lead (alongside GFAN and WACI health) of the ACT-A Platform for Civil Society and Community Representatives. I am a board director of WACI Health and of Stamp Out Poverty. I am also a delegation member of the Developed Country NGO Delegation on the board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
Siomha Cunniffe, Director of Development and Engagement
I joined STOPAIDS in July 2015. I partner the Director in the development and growth of the organisation, and lead on membership engagement. I also lead our work on the role of the private sector in global health and innovative financing in public health.
Saoirse Fitzpatrick, Co-Director of Advocacy
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 and being on the coordinating committee for the EU Alliance for Responsible R&D and Affordable Medicine. I am passionate about systemic solutions to systemic injustices and have an MA in Postcolonial Theory and Global Policy from Goldsmiths College, University of London.
Tabitha Ha, Co-Director of Advocacy
I’m one of the Advocacy Managers and have particular oversight of our global-level advocacy, policy and campaigns work. I lead on STOPAIDS’ advocacy around emerging digital technologies and their impact on human rights, especially in health. I am a Steering Committee member for the Digital Health and Rights Project consortium (Twitter: @DigHealthRights) and coordinate the consortium’s global advocacy and youth mobilisation work. I also support the work of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, as a member of the Developed Country NGO Board Delegation.
My background is in national and global health policy and advocacy. I was previously a Strategic Adviser to the Strategy Committee Leadership of the Global Fund’s Board, and before that worked at Oxfam and Restless Development, including as the Youth Stop AIDS Coordinator.
Courtenay Howe, Platform Coordinator (Platform for ACT-A Civil Society and Community Representatives)/ Advocacy Manager (STOPAIDS)
I joined STOPAIDS in November 2018. I am the Platform Coordinator for the Act-A Civil society and Community Representatives and the STOPAIDS Senior Advocacy Advisor. Before joining STOPAIDS I worked for the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and worked full-time as a yoga instructor.
Olivia Compton, Senior Communications and Community Engagement Advisor
I joined STOPAIDS in December 2020 after working for a charity that campaigns to end female genital mutilation (FGM/C). As the Communications and Community Engagement Officer, I work across the team on our communications, membership engagement and community fundraising. Prior to this, I completed an MA in Development Studies at the Institute of Development Studies at Sussex University.
Molly Thompson, NGO Delegation Liaison Officer (Unitaid Board)/ Senior Advocacy Advisor (STOPAIDS)
I joined STOPAIDS in October 2021 as the NGO Delegation liaison officer for UNITAID / Advocacy Officer (STOPAIDS). Prior to starting in this role, I worked for an NGO based in Malta focusing on migration issues worldwide and had a years’ experience studying Midwifery which cemented my passion for women’s health. I studied Anthropology and Middle East Studies at the University of Exeter.
Amina Babirya, Senior Advocacy Advisor
I joined STOPAIDS in October 2021 as Advocacy Officer. Prior to this role, I have worked in public health as a Programme coordinator. I have founded a non-profit organisation based on educating African youth about the wider determinates of health. I have also served as an advisor/secretary to a health committee in the Ugandan Parliament. Alongside my work with STOPAIDS, I serve as a youth mentor, a public speaker, and a health writer. I am deeply passionate about promoting wellbeing and eradicating health inequalities in the UK and globally.
Jake Atkinson, Senior Campaigns and Media Advisor
I joined STOPAIDS in November 2021. I work with the team across our impact areas running campaigns, engaging in parliamentary advocacy and securing media coverage. My background is in grassroots political campaigning and most recently I have worked in the charity sector campaigning to end child food poverty. I hold an MA in Violence, Terrorism and Security from Queen’s University Belfast.
Molly Pugh-Jones, Advocacy Manager, Digital Health and Rights
I joined STOPAIDS in 2022 and worked with the team on our access to medicines advocacy. Since August 2023, I have been working on digital health advocacy as part of the global Digital Health and Rights Project Consortium. Prior to this, I completed an MSc in Global Health at UCL and was active in campaign groups including Youth Stop AIDS and Universities Allied for Essential Medicines.
Vivienne Price, Team Coordinator and PA
I joined StopAids in May 2022 with over 25 years experience in HR/administration/education in the Not for Profit and charitable sector, having worked in the UK and overseas on a range of different and diverse projects. I am delighted to be part of such a passionate team with such a wonderful ethos.
Nicole Woods, Finance Manager
I joined STOPAIDS in August 2022 and look after all aspects of finance for the charity. I have over 15 years of previous experience of charity finance and love the variety and challenge of the work. I studied English Literature at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, and then subsequently for a postgraduate certificate in Charity Finance and Accounting at London South Bank University.
Katie Husselby, Action for Global Health Director
I joined STOPAIDS in April 2019 as the Coordinator of the Action for Global Health Network. I previously worked at the Coalition for Global Prosperity and with grassroots organisations in Uganda. I studied English Language and Literature at the University of Oxford.
Nabila Saddiq Tayub, Action for Global Health Membership and Development Director
I’ve been working with both STOPAIDS and Action for Global Health since July 2022 as a Project Manager: Policy & Operations and work on reviewing and updating organisational policies for STOPAIDS. Prior to this I was Network & Development Manager (maternity cover) for STOPAIDS, working on organisational development, M&E and impact, financial management, fundraising and membership.
I have 16 years of experience working in HIV/AIDS and public health with Medecins sans Frontieres and as Strategic Director of a women’s and girls HIV/AIDS support group network in southern Malawi. I have also worked in Health Systems Strengthening and quality of care in rural clinics and helped set up Malawi’s first Covid-19 treatment as Outpatient Director. I’m a trustee of the Islamic Health Association of Malawi and of the charity Road to Relief. I have an MPhil in Social & Political Science from the University of Cambridge and an MSc in Public Health from LSHTM.
Melanie Scagliarini, Action for Global Health Advocacy Manager
I have managed campaigns for Amnesty International, ActionAid UK and International Planned Parenthood (IPPF), where I led a global SRHR advocacy project to build momentum for the right to abortion.
I have facilitated a range of grassroots organising projects, and I am an advocate for mental health – speaking at a range of events and hosting a series of wellness and mental health workshops for those living with mental health conditions.
Sabrina Bowen, Action for Global Health Fundraising and Development Manager
I joined the STOPAIDS team in August 2022 as Senior Fundraising and Development Officer at the Action for Global Health Network. I have previously worked at Concern Worldwide UK and a children’s charity in South Africa where I managed and developed relationships with trusts and foundations and led on the development of fundraising proposals. I have an MSc in International Development and Social Anthropology and am extremely passionate about global health equity.
Cameron Boyle Action for Global Health Senior Digital Campaigns and Media Advisor
I joined the STOPAIDS team in May 2023 as the Digital Campaigns and Media Officer at Action for Global Health. I previously worked at Syria Relief, the UK’s largest Syria-focused NGO. Outside of work, I volunteer for refugee charities in Greater Manchester including Manchester City of Sanctuary. I studied English Language and linguistics at the University of Glasgow.
Médéric Engel Students for Global Health (SfGH) Coordinator
I joined STOPAIDS in 2023 as the Students for Global Health Coordinator. I’m passionate about disaster management and humanitarian work, and have worked in this area in Greece and Nepal. I am enthusiastic about community-led responses and resilience, which was the focus of my Migration and Global Development Masters at the University of Sussex. As a student, I volunteered with UNICEF UK and saw the potential of student change makers.