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

 Camilla Rose is an attorney and mediator, and practises as Rose Attorneys, and Crux Mediation Services. Camilla launched her career providing legal representation to refugees via a university law clinic in 2002, and has since worked in both public interest and private law capacities. Camilla has a passion for human rights, non-violent communication (NVC), mindfulness and holistic legal practice, and joined the Board in 2018.

Camilla Rose is an attorney and mediator, and practises as Rose Attorneys, and Crux Mediation Services. Camilla launched her career providing legal representation to refugees via a university law clinic in 2002, and has since worked in both public interest and private law capacities. Camilla has a passion for human rights, non-violent communication (NVC), mindfulness and holistic legal practice, and joined the Board in 2018.

Camilla Rose

 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
 

   Ben Ilunga Muteba has a degree in electrical engineering from ISTA in Kinshasa and a BSc Honours in Computer Science/ Information Systems. He is currently enrolled at UWC doing his masters in computer science and lecturing. Ben has volunteered at AMP since its inception in 2007 and helped to pilot the first men’s support group in 2012.

Ben Ilunga Muteba has a degree in electrical engineering from ISTA in Kinshasa and a BSc Honours in Computer Science/ Information Systems. He is currently enrolled at UWC doing his masters in computer science and lecturing. Ben has volunteered at AMP since its inception in 2007 and helped to pilot the first men’s support group in 2012.

Ben Ilunga Muteba

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Emily Westerlund
 

 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


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

 Thea Shahrokh is a doctoral researcher in the Migration, Displacement and Belonging group at the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, Coventry University, UK. Drawing on cases from Cape Town, her research is focused on questions of identity and belonging for young migrants living in complex urban contexts. Thea works through qualitative and participatory methodologies, including with visual and creative approaches. Her research also focuses on the ethics, process and politics of knowledge production.    Previously Thea worked for four years at the Institute of Development Studies where she undertook research with civil society partners in Southern and East Africa. A large body of her work has explored collective action in addressing sexual and gender-based violence, including in Cape Town South Africa, and with refugees in Uganda. Thea’s work also explored young people’s gendered identity as this relates to active citizenship. For four years she coordinated a global participatory research network, Participate, which spans 18 countries.

Thea Shahrokh is a doctoral researcher in the Migration, Displacement and Belonging group at the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, Coventry University, UK. Drawing on cases from Cape Town, her research is focused on questions of identity and belonging for young migrants living in complex urban contexts. Thea works through qualitative and participatory methodologies, including with visual and creative approaches. Her research also focuses on the ethics, process and politics of knowledge production.

Previously Thea worked for four years at the Institute of Development Studies where she undertook research with civil society partners in Southern and East Africa. A large body of her work has explored collective action in addressing sexual and gender-based violence, including in Cape Town South Africa, and with refugees in Uganda. Thea’s work also explored young people’s gendered identity as this relates to active citizenship. For four years she coordinated a global participatory research network, Participate, which spans 18 countries.

Thea Shahrokh

     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