Fionnuala Murphy, Frontline AIDS
Fionnuala has worked in campaigns and advocacy on HIV and AIDS, global health and human rights for more than 15 years, and has been involved in many areas of STOPAIDS’ work. She is currently Head of Influence at Frontline AIDS, where she oversees advocacy on HIV prevention, comprehensive sexuality education, and integrated testing and treatment for HIV, TB and Hep C. Fionnuala is originally from Northern Ireland and unapologetically brings that lived experience of colonialism and its legacy to the UK development sector. She is excited to have joined the STOPAIDS board at a time of significant change both for the organisation and the sector more widely.
Husseina Hamza, Africa Advocacy Foundation
Husseina works as Peer Mentor and Community Outreach support worker at Africa Advocacy Foundation (AAF). Working to empower BAME individuals and families experiencing multiple disadvantages and barriers, including ill health, poverty, deprivation, violence, isolation and those relating to language, culture, faith or other social issues. Husseina works with communities in London who are affected by a range of issues including sexual and reproductive health, violence against women and girls [VAWG], female genital mutilation (FGM) and mental health issues. Husseina provides information, advocacy, advice, practical support, educational and community support to those that are living in poverty, particularly within the BAME communities in South London. She also trains and equips BAME men and women living with HIV with the knowledge and tools to become active champions for better HIV services; and to support other vulnerable HIV positive Individuals to overcome stigma and exclusion, manage their status and experience better quality of life.
Tricia Cassidy, mothers2mothers
Tricia is Deputy Director Strategic Partnerships at mothers2mothers (m2m) where she has worked since January 2021. m2m is an African NGO that unlocks the potential of women to create healthy families and eliminate paediatric AIDS. Tricia has worked in the humanitarian and development sector for the last 15 years for various organisations including ActionAid, the Start Network, ACTED South Sudan, Muslim Aid and the British Red Cross predominantly in resource mobilisation, programme development and programme management roles based in the UK and overseas. She is excited to support the network through this lens as the network continues to grow.
Vicki Howard, Marie Stopes International
Vicki is the Restricted Fund Accountant for Marie Stopes International which is her first experience of working in the Sexual and Reproductive Health sector. Working at MSI was an eye-opener in terms of the scale of work to be done in SRHR across the world, including HIV/AIDS education which is what led her to become interested in STOPAIDS. She previously trained with KPMG in the Public Sector Audit Department which included work on a range of Charities and NGOs. She also has a background in marketing and advertising prior to training in Accountancy.
Yael Azgad, Avert
Yael has been a global development communications specialist for over a decade. Beginning her career in the Middle East working with refugees and then going on to focus on health and humanitarian issues. She has experience working across the global health, development and humanitarian sectors for organisations including the UN, global think-tanks, and NGOs. Since 2016, Yael has been working at Avert, where, as Senior Editor and Project Manager, she manages digital health interventions focused on HIV and sexual health. Yael has particular expertise in projects focused on young people, and the potential of digital to strengthen and transform health systems.