Our Team

CHIVA South Africa 

Juliet Houghton

CEO CHIVA South Africa/CHIVA Africa

Juliet is responsible for overseeing and managing the business operations and functions of both organisations, and for translating the programmatic needs into deliverables. She drives the development of programme models that are responsive to the rapidly changing environment in which CHIVA SA works to support children and adolescents living with HIV.

Juliet also has significant experience in the not-for-profit world as a volunteer and Chair of Management committee for Leicestershire AIDS Support Services (LASS), a UK non-profit organisation in the 1990’s.  In addition, Juliet provides regular support and training to health care professionals across South Africa. She is a registered general nurse (RGN) and a registered sick children’s nurse (RSCN), with post-graduate qualifications in tropical nursing (dip), social anthropology of childhood & child development (MSc), and is an independent nurse prescriber. She has been working in HIV care for over 25 years in government and NGO settings in the UK, Eastern Europe, North America and Southern Africa.

Sheena Lott

Deputy Country Director

Sheena joined as our Deputy Country Director in 2017. Sheena supports Juliet in the overall running of CHIVA SA and works with the team to ensure the effective delivery of the programmes.

Nokuthula Khosi Khumalo (known as KHOSI)

Paediatric Programme Manager

Khosi joined CHIVA Africa in January 2015 as Paediatric Programme Manager. As well as responsibility for the paediatric programme, Khosi will regularly join volunteer teams to provide clinical mentoring clinics and facilities.

Khosi is a registered nurse with Midwifery, Psychiatry, Community Health Nursing, Nursing Management, Primary Health Care and Occupational Health experience. She has a Post graduate diploma in HIV/AIDS Management in Paediatrics, Adolescents and Adults.

She has specialised in HIV/ AIDS management of Paediatrics, Adolescents and Adults, BANC (Basic Ante natal care and neonate), Occupational Health and Clinical assessment, diagnosis, treatment and care. (Primary Health Care nursing) and clinical nurse mentoring.

Khosi previously worked as a clinical nurse Mentor for HST (Health Systems Trust), as an Operational Manager at McCord’s Hospital HIV Clinic and a clinical nurse practitioner specialising in HAST management. She also worked in Eshowe Mobile PHC services, Mbongolwane Hospital; in charge of out-patients maternity departments.

Sizakele Ndlovu

Paediatric Programme/Volunteer Coordinator

Sizakele joined our staff team CHIVA SA in December 2015 supporting our paediatric programme and coordinating our South Africa volunteer activity. Prior to that she volunteered with CHIVA SA teams in both KZN and North West Province. Sizakele qualified as a counsellor at the Department of Psychology, University of KwaZulu-Natal and following training worked for ten years at McCord Hospital. She has also worked for Zoe Life where she carried out training to Department of Health and NGO facilities.

Bongiwe Mdadane

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Bongiwe joined our team in January 2018 and is responsible for the accurate monitoring and evaluation of our programme activities. She works across all of our projects, supporting the team and our partners to understand and communicate the impact of their work.

CHIVA Africa 

Juliet Houghton

CEO CHIVA South Africa/CHIVA Africa

Juliet is responsible for overseeing and managing the business operations and functions of both organisations, and for translating the programmatic needs into deliverables. She drives the development of programme models that are responsive to the rapidly changing environment in which CHIVA SA works to support children and adolescents living with HIV.

Juliet also has significant experience in the not-for-profit world as a volunteer and Chair of Management committee for Leicestershire AIDS Support Services (LASS), a UK non-profit organisation in the 1990’s.  In addition, Juliet provides regular support and training to health care professionals across South Africa. She is a registered general nurse (RGN) and a registered sick children’s nurse (RSCN), with post-graduate qualifications in tropical nursing (dip), social anthropology of childhood & child development (MSc), and is an independent nurse prescriber. She has been working in HIV care for over 25 years in government and NGO settings in the UK, Eastern Europe, North America and Southern Africa.

Vanessa Booth

Administrator

Vanessa joined the CHIVA Africa team in April 2015 working as our volunteer coordinator and administrator. She now performs various administrative tasks for the UK office. Vanessa’s background is over 20 years’ admin experience within the Healthcare Industry (both in UK and SA) as Senior Assistant to Consultants, Head of Medical Secretaries, Office Manager, Personal Assistant and HR and Recruitment Administrator.

Nicky Seevaraj

Fundraising Manager

At the end of February, CHIVA Africa welcomed Nicky Seevaraj as the newly appointed Fundraising Manager based in the UK. Having grown up in Kwa-Zulu Natal, Nicky is excited to use her professional skills to make a difference in the lives of the thousands of children in her homeland who are affected by HIV. She has lived in Sussex with her family since 2003 and joins us from the British Heart Foundation.