Our Head Office

Team PATA Staff 2017-08-23T08:08:27+00:00
Luann Hatane
Luann HataneExecutive Director

Luann is Executive Director at Paediatric AIDS Treatment for Africa (PATA). Luann is a social worker by training and an experienced project manager in the HIV and development sector. She started working in HIV as a clinic manager to Triangle Project. Luann went on to become Director for the National AIDS Convention of South Africa (NACOSA). NACOSA grew into a well-recognised civil society, networking and advocacy body with Luann representing the NGO sector on various committees and councils. Luann later moved to CARE to coordinate HIV development programming across South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland. Following a period at CARE, Luann served as Country Director to Cross-Cultural Solutions, where she established and managed an international cultural exchange programme prior to joining PATA. Luann has provided technical assistance to various development sector projects over the years. In addition to a degree in social work, Luann holds a MPhil in development studies.

Faye Macheke
Faye MachekeHead of Finance and Operations
Before joining us at PATA as Head of Finance and Operation, Faye Macheke worked for Just Associates, a women’s rights organisation in Southern Africa as Head of Finance and Operations. Faye started as a Deputy Director for ICDL in Central and Southern Africa, an NGO that promotes digital literacy. She was then promoted to Executive Director where her responsibilities were growing Zambia and, Malawi and Zimbabwe. She was promoted to the role of Business Development Director until she left in 2015. She remains a trustee on the board of the ICDL in CSA and is a board member for ICDL South Africa. Faye is passionate about a profession that plays a part in changing the world. In her spare time, she loves to walk on the beach with her family and pets, loves reading and has a sense of humour.
Agnes Ronan
Agnes RonanHead of Programmes

Bringing more than 25 years of public health experience specialising in maternal, child and adolescent health, Agnes Ronan joined PATA as Senior Programmes Manager in January 2017. In her role, she is responsible for the overall management of all PATA programmes – READY+, REACH, Peers2Zero, C3 and SDSC.
Agnes previously held project management positions at the University of Cape Town’s School of Public Health and Public Medicine and Department of Adolescent Health. Prior to that, she worked at the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation, focusing on various clinical trials.

Agnes holds a Master’s degree in Public Health (University of Cape Town, SA), a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA, University of Reading, UK) and a BA (Hons) Social Policy and Administration (University of Portsmouth, UK).

Elizabeth Sineke
Elizabeth SinekeFinancial Manager

Elizabeth joined PATA in  April 2015 as Financial Manager. In her role, she is responsible for the day-to-day finances for the organisation.

Kim Bloch
Kim BlochHead of Knowledge and Research
Kim is the Head of Knowledge and Research at PATA, where she works with her team to monitor and evaluate PATA programmes and translate PATA findings into communications for learning, reflection and positive change. She moved to South Africa from the US in 2009 and has a Master’s Degree in Public Health from University of Cape Town, South Africa. She has worked in the NGO sector for nearly a decade managing research studies and programmes. Her special interests are in Sexual and Reproductive Health, organisational systems strengthening, the use of technology for data collection, and making data meaningful. When she is not working at PATA, she loves cooking and adventuring around with her husband and two dogs.
Glynis Gossman
Glynis GossmanOperations Manager

Glynis is a member of the PATA senior management team and has been an integral part of PATA since 2011. As Operations Manager, she oversees all logistics, office and human resource aspects of the organisation. Glynis has completed various courses whilst working at PATA which includes Human Resource Management and NPO leadership and strategy development. With a background in tourism, Glynis started her professional career working in Europe in 1997. She continued working at various tour operators in South Africa and gained extensive experience within the travel industry before joining PATA.

Dr Margret Elang
Dr Margret ElangProgrammes Manager

Margret is a public health specialist who is passionate about Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights since 2008. She has broad experience in Family Planning, Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health and Key Population SRHR/HIV programming and hopes to see a world where everybody is able to access SRHR services without discrimination. Margret earned her medical degree from Mbarara University of Science and Technology and her Public Health degree from Makerere University. Prior to joining PATA, she has managed Link Up, a project working with young key populations aged 10 to 24 years to access sexual reproductive health and HIV services.

Heleen Soeters
Heleen SoetersProgrammes Manager

Heleen is a Programmes Manager at Paediatric AIDS Treatment for Africa (PATA) for the Peers 2 Zero and Second Decade Second Chance programmes. Heleen has a MSc in Neuroscience and Management, Policy Analysis and Entrepreneurship in Health and Life Science (specialising in International Public Health) from the University of Amsterdam and VU University respectively. The latter saw her saw her living and working in Hanoi, Vietnam, conducting research on the role of civil society organisations in innovating health systems. She has four years’ experience working in the HIV/AIDS field, and through her work at PATA, Heleen has technical experience in designing and organising capacity-building initiatives in a number of countries in sub-Saharan Africa, with a main focus on empowering frontline healthcare workers in paediatric HIV prevention, care and treatment.

Samantha Malunga
Samantha MalungaREACH Programme Manager
Samantha has had 5 years’ experience as a researcher in Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights during her time at the University of Cape Town (UCT) where she gained valuable skills through numerous research units including The Gender Health and Justice Research Unit, The Centre for Social Science Research and The Centre for Law and Society respectively. Her research interests include HIV, adolescents, sexual and reproductive health rights, gender and intersectionality.
Samantha is pursuing her Masters’ in Public Health at UCT’s School of Public Health and Family Medicine. She is currently a Fellow of the South African Social Science and HIV Programme (SASH) which is co-funded between the University of Cape Town and Brown University. She holds a Social Science Honours degree in Gender and Transformation and an undergraduate Social Science degree in Gender Studies and Law both attained at UCT. 
Margail Brown
Margail BrownProgramme and Grants Administrator

Margail joined PATA in 2013 as Administrative Officer and has enthusiastically taken on increased responsibility over the years, resulting in her promotion to Senior Administrator earlier 2015, including tasks such as managing PATA’s social media marketing and graphic design support. As of August 2016, Margail moved into Programme and Grants Administration, which oversees the coordination of clinic applications and financial reporting, small grant administration, management of clinic Memorandum of Understanding, and support to the Programme management.

Margail holds a National Framework Qualification in Office Administration from the College of Cape Town and has completed various courses whilst working at PATA which includes Operational Research and, Financial Management through the University of Cape Town.

Matthew Davids
Matthew DavidsMonitoring, Evaluations and Research Assistant

Matthew joined PATA in May 2016 as Monitoring, Evaluations and Research Assistant. Matthew holds a BCom (Hons) in Business Management from UNISA and has previously worked within the financial and business management sectors. In his spare time, Matthew, together with his wife, runs a community project called The Caring Family, which aims to provide support to caregivers.

Latiefa Leeman
Latiefa LeemanAdministrator

Latiefa joined PATA in May 2017 as an office administrator. Latiefa has studied business administration at the College of Cape Town and has many years of experience working within the NGO environment. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering where needed in the local communities and has a huge passion for helping those who are affected by HIV/AIDS.