Our Team

CHIVA South Africa 

Juliet Houghton

Country Director
Juliet has overall responsibility for operational management. This includes identifying healthcare sites requiring support, building good relationships and facilitates the matching of healthcare sites with volunteers, maintaining effective partnerships with Departments of Health staff, attending networking events to promote CHIVA Africa.

In addition, Juliet provides regular support and training to health care professionals across KwaZulu-Natal, the Eastern Cape and Northwest Province.

Juliet 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 

Stephen Harvey

Stephen joined the CHIVA Africa team in January 2015 as CEO and is responsible for the development and execution of CHIVA Africa’s overall strategy, as well as ensuring that all programme delivery and organisational infrastructure is of the highest quality. Stephen has over 15 years’ experience of working in international development, most recently as Fundraising and Communications Director at Riders for Health. Prior to that Stephen held various fundraising and marketing roles at Practical Action and Oxfam GB.

Vanessa Booth

Volunteer Coordinator and Administrator
Vanessa joined the CHIVA Africa team in April 2015 as our Volunteer Coordinator and Administrator and is responsible for managing bookings and administration for all UK volunteers. This includes managing communication with volunteers, maintaining volunteer records, reservations and travel arrangements, schedules and liaising with our SA team as well as 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.