Therefore my challenge to each of you... is that you ask yourself what you can do to make a difference. And then take that action, no matter how large or how small. For our children have a right to peace.
— Graça Machel-Mandela

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Murray Kilgour is a leadership and business advisor and the owner of Transform Consulting International. After working with an international NGO for 18 years, five as National Director, Murray spent six years in organisational consulting, working with corporates, local and national governments around Southern Africa. Murray specialises in working with leaders and entrepreneurs, and challenging them to break through to the next level of success and significance. He has developed powerful models and materials, including internet-based training and several online products for a global audience.

Murray Kilgour is a leadership and business advisor and the owner of Transform Consulting International. After working with an international NGO for 18 years, five as National Director, Murray spent six years in organisational consulting, working with corporates, local and national governments around Southern Africa. Murray specialises in working with leaders and entrepreneurs, and challenging them to break through to the next level of success and significance. He has developed powerful models and materials, including internet-based training and several online products for a global audience.

Murray Kilgour
Chairperson

Matthew Skade has over 15 years experience in research, project management, relationship management, social entrepreneurship, and NGO, business and strategic management. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Human Movement Sciences & Psychology, a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management, a Diploma in Advanced Project Management, and is currently completing his MPhil at the Faculty of Law at UCT. Matthew consults as a Senior Research Officer at the UCT Centre of Criminology and also sits on the Board of Hoops4Hope.

Matthew Skade has over 15 years experience in research, project management, relationship management, social entrepreneurship, and NGO, business and strategic management. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Human Movement Sciences & Psychology, a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management, a Diploma in Advanced Project Management, and is currently completing his MPhil at the Faculty of Law at UCT. Matthew consults as a Senior Research Officer at the UCT Centre of Criminology and also sits on the Board of Hoops4Hope.

Matthew Skade

Gayle McWalter is one of the co-founders of the Adonis Musati Project and has served as both treasurer and Chairperson of the AMP Board of Directors since 2007. Gayle has a background in Education and is trained as both a Foundation Phase Educator and Remedial Educator. Gayle also has training in administration and bookkeeping, and has used her skills voluntarily to assist South African communities for over 20 years. 

Gayle McWalter is one of the co-founders of the Adonis Musati Project and has served as both treasurer and Chairperson of the AMP Board of Directors since 2007. Gayle has a background in Education and is trained as both a Foundation Phase Educator and Remedial Educator. Gayle also has training in administration and bookkeeping, and has used her skills voluntarily to assist South African communities for over 20 years. 

Gayle McWalter
 

Gahlia Brogneri is the Director and Co-Founder of the Adonis Musati Project. She has worked in the Education and NGO sectors for over 25 years, and specifically with refugees and asylum seekers for the last 10 years. Gahlia is passionate about developing sustainable and empowering programmes for vulnerable people, and holds an Honours Degree in Psychology and a Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education.

Gahlia Brogneri is the Director and Co-Founder of the Adonis Musati Project. She has worked in the Education and NGO sectors for over 25 years, and specifically with refugees and asylum seekers for the last 10 years. Gahlia is passionate about developing sustainable and empowering programmes for vulnerable people, and holds an Honours Degree in Psychology and a Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education.

Gahlia Brogneri

Fiona Mendelson joined AMP in 2008 shortly after its inception and has held both on-the-ground and governance roles. Her background is in Accident and Emergency Nursing and Major Incident Planning. Fiona has worked in the NGO sector since arriving in South Africa in 2001, and has developed and implemented programmes in patient advocate training, youth HIV education and a University of Cape Town Continuing Education course for lay health care workers. She is currently completing a Masters in Public Health at the University of Cape Town.

Fiona Mendelson joined AMP in 2008 shortly after its inception and has held both on-the-ground and governance roles. Her background is in Accident and Emergency Nursing and Major Incident Planning. Fiona has worked in the NGO sector since arriving in South Africa in 2001, and has developed and implemented programmes in patient advocate training, youth HIV education and a University of Cape Town Continuing Education course for lay health care workers. She is currently completing a Masters in Public Health at the University of Cape Town.

Fiona Mendelson


AdvisorS

Sally Guttmacher, PhD, is Professor of Public Health at New York University, Senior Technical Advisor for HealthRight International, and an Honorary Professor of Public Health at the University of Cape Town and the University of the Western Cape in South Africa. In addition to teaching and research, she is a consultant to the Pfizer Pharmaceutical Company in the area of Medical Education, evaluating proposals to increase the use of vaccines in underserved areas to prevent infectious diseases. Dr. Guttmacher’s  primary research interests are in the areas of reproductive health and the health risks encountered by cross-border migrants in Cape Town, South Africa. She has been the Principal Investigator of a number of research projects and has published two textbooks.

Sally Guttmacher, PhD, is Professor of Public Health at New York University, Senior Technical Advisor for HealthRight International, and an Honorary Professor of Public Health at the University of Cape Town and the University of the Western Cape in South Africa. In addition to teaching and research, she is a consultant to the Pfizer Pharmaceutical Company in the area of Medical Education, evaluating proposals to increase the use of vaccines in underserved areas to prevent infectious diseases. Dr. Guttmacher’s  primary research interests are in the areas of reproductive health and the health risks encountered by cross-border migrants in Cape Town, South Africa. She has been the Principal Investigator of a number of research projects and has published two textbooks.

Sally Guttmacher

Theresa Alfaro-Velcamp is a Professor at Sonoma State University and Honorary Research Associate at the University of Cape Town, and an author and advocate for immigrant and refugee rights. She has written about migration and citizenship in Mexico and the United States, as well as refugees in South Africa. Her published work appears in historical, legal, public health and cultural studies journals. Theresa holds a Ph.D. from Georgetown University and a M.Phil. in Human Rights Law from the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Theresa Alfaro-Velcamp is a Professor at Sonoma State University and Honorary Research Associate at the University of Cape Town, and an author and advocate for immigrant and refugee rights. She has written about migration and citizenship in Mexico and the United States, as well as refugees in South Africa. Her published work appears in historical, legal, public health and cultural studies journals. Theresa holds a Ph.D. from Georgetown University and a M.Phil. in Human Rights Law from the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Theresa Alfaro-Velcamp

Dr. Marc Mendelson, PhD, is Professor of Infectious Diseases and Head of the Division of Infectious Diseases & HIV Medicine at Groote Schuur Hospital, University of Cape Town. Marc is Chair of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance, South African lead for Antimicrobial Resistance on the Global Health Security Agenda, co-chair of the South African Antibiotic Stewardship Programme, and co-author of the South African Antimicrobial Strategic Framework. He is the current President of the Federation of Infectious Diseases Societies of Southern Africa, and President-Elect of the International Society for Infectious Diseases. Marc's focus is on national and international policy around access, appropriate use and innovation to combat antimicrobial resistance.

Dr. Marc Mendelson, PhD, is Professor of Infectious Diseases and Head of the Division of Infectious Diseases & HIV Medicine at Groote Schuur Hospital, University of Cape Town. Marc is Chair of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance, South African lead for Antimicrobial Resistance on the Global Health Security Agenda, co-chair of the South African Antibiotic Stewardship Programme, and co-author of the South African Antimicrobial Strategic Framework. He is the current President of the Federation of Infectious Diseases Societies of Southern Africa, and President-Elect of the International Society for Infectious Diseases. Marc's focus is on national and international policy around access, appropriate use and innovation to combat antimicrobial resistance.

Marc Mendelson