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, Development and Network Manager

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.


Tabitha Ha, Advocacy Manager

Hi there! I’m Advisor to the Global Fund’s Strategy Committee Leadership. Whilst based at STOPAIDS, I work closely with the Global Network of People living with HIV (GNP+) and support their ED, Rico Gustav, during his term as Chair of the GF Strategy Committee; a term that will cover the mammoth journey of the Global Fund’s strategy development process. I’m also covering as Advocacy Manager until Saoirse is back from maternity leave at the end of July.

My background is in national and global health advocacy and campaigns, especially access to health technologies. I was previously at Oxfam, working with civil society organisations globally on access to medicines and innovation. I also previously worked at Restless Development, initially as part of the global policy team and later as the Youth Stop AIDS Coordinator.



Jenny Vaughan, Senior Advocacy Adviser









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.



Farisai Sifelani, Senior Finance Officer

I joined STOPAIDS as Senior Finance Officer in June 2020. My role is to provide support to the STOPAIDS team on financial matters. I am a Chartered Corporate Secretary. I studied at the University of Zimbabwe to obtain an MBA in Financial Services. I previously worked at Graca Machel Trust in South Africa. I am enjoying working exclusively for charities!


Courtenay Howe, NGO Delegation Liaison Officer (Unitaid Board)/ Advocacy Officer (STOPAIDS)

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.



Katie Husselby, Action for Global Health Coordinator

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.


Melanie Scagliarini, Action for Global Health Advocacy Officer

Melanie has managed campaigns for Amnesty International, ActionAid UK and International Planned Parenthood (IPPF), where she led a global SRHR advocacy project to build momentum for the right to abortion.

Melanie has facilitated a range of grassroots organising projects, and is 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.


Ceri Jones, Action for Global Health Communications and Campaigns Officer

I joined STOPAIDS in January 2020 to lead on Action for Global Health’s communications and campaigning work. Previously I worked at the creative agency Shape History with clients including NGOs, academic institutes and philanthropic foundations. I have developed and coordinated purpose driven campaigns specialising in social strategy, mobilising influencers and film/video production. I am passionate about media for social change and have an MA in Poverty and Development from the University of Sussex.


Tafadzwa Kadye, Students for Global Health Coordinator

I joined STOPAIDS in September 2020 as coordinator of Students for Global Health. Before joining as coordinator, I studied Global Health and Development at UCL before going onto work in a local authority assisting their research work. I have also worked with small grassroots organisations.


James Cole, Advocacy Officer

I joined STOPAIDS in February 2019 after two years working at Restless Development where I ran the Youth Stop AIDS campaign. Prior to this, I led a Youth Stop AIDS group and the University of Sussex and served as Young Trustee of STOPAIDS.

In my role I lead our advocacy efforts on international access to medicines and sustainability & transitions.



Caitlin Evison, Communications and Office Coordinator

I joined STOPAIDS in September 2019. My role is to lead on communications, upkeep the general running of the office, provide PA support to the Director, and organise community fundraising. Before I joined STOPAIDS, I was at the University of Bristol studying for a Master’s in Public Health.


Saoirse Fitzpatrick, Advocacy Manager

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.