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 UK, Global Fund Advocates Network, Civil 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 the cover for Advocacy Manager whilst Saoirse is away on maternity leave, which means I work closely with all advocacy colleagues whilst leading on aspects of our work, including access to medicines.
I’m not new to STOPAIDS – I worked here previously before joining Oxfam. At Oxfam I advocated for improved innovation and access to medicines and helped coordinate civil society organisations working on this issue around the world. 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.
Paul Drohan, Senior Finance Officer
I joined STOPAIDS as Senior Finance Officer in April 2019. My role is to provide support to the STOPAIDS team on financial matters. I am a Chartered Certified Accountant and have worked exclusively for charities since 2005.
Courtenay Howe, Multilaterals Engagement and 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.
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.
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.
Thomas Wadsworth, Communications and Office Coordinator
I joined STOPAIDS in March 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. Make sure to follow us on your social media of choice, and keep up to date on any events we might have coming up!!
Saoirse Fitzpatrick, Advocacy Manager (On Maternity Leave)
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.