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 UKGlobal 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.

@MichaelPodmore

 

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.

 

Simon Bowkett Director of Development and Engagement (Maternity Cover)

I joined STOPAIDS in January 2024 as maternity cover for Siomha, assisting in the development and growth of the organisation, and leading on membership engagement.

 

Saoirse Fitzpatrick, Co-Director of Advocacy

I joined STOPAIDS in June 2015 after two years running Youth Stop AIDS. I lead our advocacy efforts to improve access to medicines for all, which includes chairing the Missing Medicines campaign. I also work with Tabby and Mike to oversee the strategic direction of the organisation and support the team to implement our Anti-Oppression framework.  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 STOPAIDS’ Advocacy Co-Director, with particular oversight of STOPAIDS’ global-level advocacy, policy and campaigns work and I’m based in Manchester, UK. I lead management of the Digital Health and Right Project Consortium’s Advocacy work around emerging digital technologies, AI and human rights, especially in health, and I’m a Steering Committee member for the project. 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, advocacy and coalition-building. 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. I have worked at STOPAIDS since 2019, and also previously between 2016 – 2018.

@Tabithaha

 

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 Advocacy Manager. Before joining STOPAIDS I worked for the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and worked full-time as a yoga instructor.

@UNITAID_NGOs

 

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. As the Senior Communications and Community Engagement Advisor, 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.

@oliviafcompton

 

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 / Senior Advocacy Advisor (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 Babirye, 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.

@JacobLAtkinson

 

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.

@MollyPughJones

 

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.

@AFGHnetwork

 

Nabila Saddiq Tayub, Action for Global Health Membership and Development Director

I have worked 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.

@CameronBoyle_95

 

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.